Summer Art Exhibition at Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Garden has been an inspiration for horticulturalists and artists for generations and this summer they are proud to continue this tradition by displaying the artistic response to the beauty of nature, countryside and gardens.

Opening on 1st August, visitors will be able to explore the historical Garden, renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, where they will discover approximately 40 works by established and up-and-coming artists inspired by both flora and fauna.

In addition to an enticing selection of garden sculptures in metal, stone, bronze resin and stained glass, the exhibition, sponsored by local employer, 1ST CENTRAL, will also include a number of paintings and smaller works displayed within the Garden shop and Green Tree Gallery. Uniting the work is their common fascination with the beauty of nature, the countryside and the feelings they evoke within us.

Andy James, UK CEO, 1ST CENTRAL, said "We're delighted to be able to support the art exhibition which brings together such a vast array of talent to the locality, Visitors to the garden will be able to look forward to a cultural extravaganza this summer".

Pieces will include 'Sun-Worshipper' by Christine Baxter, a figurative work who's subject is lost in dreamy contemplation on a warm summer's afternoon - to works inspired by the plants, flowers and natural forms, many found within the Garden and Sussex countryside, such as Will Spankie's 'Flower Form' carved from Stone, Alison Catchlove's intricate metallic 'Rose Garden' panel, and Sally Scotts vibrant landscape painting 'Colours of the Weald'. There will also be works that celebrate the native wildlife found within the Garden and Parkland including owls, ducks and rabbits.

Visitors will also be able to see elements of 'Natural Kinaesthesia' - an installation by floral design collective La Famille that was presented at this years Chelsea Flower Show. The installation incorporates shade-loving plants suspended within orbs and created especially for Chelsea using foliage, cuttings and greenery taken from Borde Hill Garden.

The exhibition will run daily from 1st August - 30th September 2018 with admission included in the standard entry price. This event is part of the 'Celebration of Art, Creativity and Imagination' summer programme at Borde Hill.

An exhibition map will be provided with the majority of pieces available to purchase.

2019 will see a large-scale exhibition between May - October, celebrating 20 years of Art and Sculpture at Borde Hill Garden.

Artists INCLUDE:

Alison Catchlove
Allan Mackenzie
Christine Baxter
Dot Kuzniar
Harriet Francis
Ian Marlow
Jason Mulligan
Joe Szabo
La Famille - Paul Malget Mark Reed
Paul Cox
Paul Harvey
Sally Scott
Will Spankie
Zeljko Ivankovic

Prices and opening times:
The Garden is open seven days a week to 1 October, plus 20 - 31 October 2018, 10am to 5pm with the last admission one hour before closing. 10am to 6pm in July and August.

Day Tickets for Individuals and Families
Adult - £9.50 [£8.55]
Concession* - £9.00 [£8.10]
Child (aged 3-16) - £6.35 [£5.70]
Child under 3 - Free
Carer - Free
*Concession rates apply to visitors with a disability, students with ID and 60+ claiming a pension

Family Day Tickets
2 Adults + up to 3 Children - £28.50 [£25.65]
1 Adult + up to 3 Children - £19.00 [£17.10]

Borde Hill Garden,
Borde Hill Lane,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 1XP
Tel: 01444 884-121
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