Greek warrior, Achilles, tagelmust attired Tuareg musicians from the Sahara, a bronze fox skulking across the grass, swirling multimedia figures, stunning stained glass creations and bronze and marble sculptures based on Buddhist prayer wheels are all waiting to welcome the visitor to this year’s Sculpture Festival.
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.
The Botanic Garden provides a unique setting with its own backdrop of sculptural elements including soaring bamboos, giant leaves and exotic treasures in the glasshouses.
Willow weaver, Maya Wolf, will be teaching visitors her craft and helping them create willow sculptures to take home to their garden. Other attractions include demonstrations by chainsaw wood carver, Denius Parson; children’s trails, free tours of the garden. Refreshments in the Holmes, Arts and Crafts mansion.
Admission: Adults £8.80 with gift aid (£8.00 without). Free to Friends of the Garden, University staff and students and children under 18.
Image: Julius (Debs Paproska Cole).