Bristol Botanic Garden Easter Sculpture Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April 2018

- Dragon’s egg planters, ghost flowers glistening in the twilight, stained glass masterpieces to brighten the gloomiest of days, stone flautists and graceful cranes,  are a few of the delights to see at this year’s Easter Sculpture Festival
The Botanic Garden makes a perfect environment for displaying both traditional and modern sculpture with its constantly changing natural light and backdrop of architectural plants, colours and textures.

Now an established event in the south west arts and gardening calendar, this year’s Festival features more sculptors than ever before, working in a wide range of different materials. New sculptors include chainsaw artist, Denius Parson, Hayley Jones (wire work), Kathryn Shorthouse (ceramics), Valda Jackson (bronze) and Colleen Du Pon (steel).

“As the Garden reawakens in springtime local artists who have been inspired by the natural world display their work at the Garden’s Sculpture Festival. This year for the first time chainsaw artist Denius Parson will be demonstrating his art through the use of a chainsaw. This is fast paced and exciting work and I look forward to seeing his work emerge through the Festival Weekend. With the Garden bursting into life, this will create the perfect environment for visitors to enjoy.” Curator, Nick Wray.

Demonstrations of chainsaw sculpting and willow weaving will give visitors a chance to meet the artists and see how they work. A display of Narcissus illustrating all horticultural groups of this colourful spring flower forms a trail through the garden for adults and children to enjoy. With thousands of different well labelled plants set within an intensely planted award winning garden and glasshouses the Botanic Garden attracts people year after year.

Refreshments, Tours of the garden, plants and book sales.

Admission: Adults £6.00. Free to Friends, university staff and students and children under 18.

University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol, BS9 1JG. 0117 42 82041

University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The Holmes
Stoke Park Road
Stoke Bishop
(Opposite Churchill Hall of Residence)

The Botanic Garden is signposted from the junction of Stoke Hill and Stoke Park Road and is located a couple of hundred yards along on your right, opposite Churchill Hall. Parking is available in the walled garden car park on site, or where legal to do so in Stoke Park Road (please respect the driveways of our neighbours). Cars and bicycles must enter via the Stoke Park Entrance as there is no vehicle entrance or access to the Botanic Garden via Hollybush Lane.

Telephone: 0117 42 82041
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