Thursday, 6 August 2020

'The Artist's Garden' Summer Art Exhibition at Borde Hill Garden

The Artist’s Garden was officially opened on the 1st August by Jo McGowan from sponsor 1st Central Insurance, and Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke of Borde Hill. The exhibition features 40 affordable artworks by established and up-and-coming artists inspired by flora and fauna, with pieces displayed throughout the Garden for visitors to enjoy. 

Jo McGowan, HR Director at 1st Central, said:

“We’re delighted to once again support Borde Hill Garden and their stunning Artist’s Garden Exhibition, with the beauty of this wonderful environment proving the perfect setting to host such an event.

"We’re very privileged to have such a stunning attraction in our local community and we’re delighted to continue to provide our support.”

In addition to an enticing selection of garden sculptures in metal, bronze resin and stained glass, the exhibition will includes a number of batik, ceramic and smaller works displayed within the Garden Shop and Green Tree Gallery. Uniting the collection is a fascination with the beauty of nature, the countryside and the feelings they evoke within us.

Pieces include ‘The Dream’ by Christine Baxter, a figurative work who’s subject is lost in contemplation, to works inspired by the plants and flowers found within the Garden, such as Chris Kampf’s metallic ‘Rudbeckia Stems’ and ‘Shuttlecock Ferns’Joe Szabo’s beautiful stained glass ‘Iris Trio’, and Rosi Robinson’s batik painting ‘Floating Leaves’. There are also works which celebrate native wildlife found within the Garden and Parkland including owls, pheasants and hares.

The exhibition runs daily from 1st August – 30th September 2020 with admission included in the standard entry price. An exhibition map will be provided with all pieces available to purchase.

For music lovers, on selected Sunday’s in August and September between 1-3pm, there will be live music on the South Lawn (with plenty of space for social distancing) will include the toe-tapping rhythms of Brazil and Cuba with the Quinto Latin Trio on 16 August, and vintage jazz trio, Three Penny Piece on 30 August, reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s.

Musical Picnics - Live music on Sundays

Younger visitors can explore The Garden of Imagination summer trail, running daily until the 13th September. £2 per trail, plus admission, to include a prize (FREE to Friends).

Garden entry is currently by pre-bookable tickets only in order to manage numbers and ensure social distancing. Reserve your time slot at