May Bank Holiday: Henley Arts Trail 29th April - 1st May 2017
This May bank holiday weekend will be another special one here at the Big Plant Nursery Twyford, as talented artists showcase 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 will be 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 so 'Save the Date' and pop down. We are venue 21.
Meet the artists
Each artist will be displaying a unique collection of art to inspire you - large and small. Here's a taster of what's to come.
|Richard Cresswell||Garden Art by Simon||Marie Shepherd|
|James Parker||Clare Bigger|
|Andy Gage||Jacq Fitzjohn|
|Anne Arlidge Glass||Sarah Pye||Julie Grose|
Owl and animal sculptures are always popular for the garden and there will be 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 will be 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 will be demonstrating her unique painting technique at the nursery and displaying a selection of her beautiful paintings for indoors, inspired by nature. Another treat not to be missed.
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 will be 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.
No need to wait until the Spring Bank Holiday to be inspired - we are open 7 days a week (note: Closed Easter Sunday)
Click for nursery opening times
OPENING TIMES for the Trail:
Saturday 29th April 9am - 5pm; Sunday 30th April 11am - 5pm; Monday 1st May 11am - 5pm
The full Henley Arts Trail map for 2017 can be downloaded here HENLEY ARTS TRAIL MAP 2017.