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May Bank Holiday:  Henley Arts Trail 29th April - 1st May 2017  (watch this space for 2018 dates)

This May bank holiday weekend was another special one at our very own Big Plant Nursery Twyford (where we are based).  Talented artists and sculptors showcased their unique ‘Art in the Garden’ with a variety of outdoor sculpture in various materials including stainless steel, slate, bronze resin and glass as part of the popular Henley Arts Trail.  Each piece of art was displayed at its best amongst the plants in the relaxing environment of our mature plant nursery.  

The first May Bank Holiday weekend is a perfect time to visit for inspiration and ideas on furnishing your outdoor space.  Watch this space for details of next year's event.

Meet the artists 

Each artist displayed a unique collection of inspiring art - large and small.  Here's a taster of their work:

Murmuration by Richard Cresswell  
Richard Cresswell Garden Art by Simon Marie Shepherd  
James Parker

Alan Wilson

Clare Bigger  

Denise Dutton

Andy Gage Jacq Fitzjohn  
Anne Arlidge Glass Sarah Pye Julie Grose  
Daren Greenhow      

Owl and animal sculptures are always popular for the garden and there were several pieces to view in resin bonded bronze, metal and even old recycled bicycle parts including a life size bronze resin horse.  Also on show were spherical firepits hand crafted from steel, water walls and glass outdoor ornaments designed to add impact and finishing touches to your garden. Local artist Sarah Pye demonstrated her unique painting technique at the nursery and brought a selection of her beautiful indoor paintings along, all inspired by nature.  

Why Sculpture in the Garden?

We often use sculpture within the gardens we design as it is perfect for providing the essential focal point in a garden layout to draw the eye.  

Every piece is unique and designed to complement the planting and landscape design as well as the personal design style of the garden owner. 

The art can even reflect the decor of your house to bring your whole living space together.

Smaller garden sculptures can be used as fun hidden distractions that reflect your personality.  Larger pieces will make a real statement in the garden, adding drama and creating a talking point.  

Read more about our garden design services from our Garden Design and Landscape division Creative Landscape

Living Art in the Garden

During the Art and Sculpture Exhibition our Big Plant Nursery is open for business as usual, showcasing our take on living Art in the Garden with an inspiring range of garden landscapes and beautifully clipped topiary cones, balls and architectural plants.  

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OPENING TIMES for the Trail:
Saturday 29th April 2017 9am - 5pm;  Sunday 30th April 2017 11am - 5pm; Monday 1st May 11am - 5pm.   2018 dates to follow.

The full Henley Arts Trail map for 2017 can be downloaded here HENLEY ARTS TRAIL MAP 2017.