A Sculpture Garden in the Wye Valley

by AnneWareham on June 23, 2015

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Yesterday we managed to wangle ourselves a cream tea, with ginger cake, with some good friends of ours, Elsa and Adrian Wood, at the Nurtons – home to their daughter, Gemma Wood’s Sculpture Garden. Not to be confused with Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Garden. I know – confusing. Suffice it to say that if you get your timing right you can visit them both, have teas or lunch, and see Veddw too, all in a day. What more could you ask? Sunshine? Sigh…I know.

I took pictures of some of Gemma’s work, so here they are:


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Gemma Wood Sculpture Copyright Anne Wareham SAM_1590

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The blue shirt brigade are not sculptures.

Gemma inspecting

Gemma inspecting

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I especially love these with the flash of colour through them.


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They are just very carefully balanced…..

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See that wonderful touch of colour?

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So what was he saying?


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Go and see for yourselves, one weekend. It’s just outside Tintern: you get an abbey thrown in. (it’s a bit battered, mind you..)

Anne

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Charles June 23, 2015 at 5:44 pm

I was saying “I love your beans”.

AnneWareham June 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm

O, were you….?

Paul Steer June 23, 2015 at 8:26 pm

That’s Charles ! I like her beans too but also the moon sculpture. They seem well placed in the garden.

Charles June 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Ps. Great pics by the way. Think you are getting the hang of it.

AnneWareham June 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm

You’re very kind! Xxxx (I have been published in the National Press, you know…)

AnneWareham June 24, 2015 at 8:46 am

Thank you, Anne, for sharing these photographs of this terrific work. I just love sculpture in nature and Gemma’s work is superb. I agree with you – the pops of color are magical. I also love that this strong and impactful work is done by a woman. Is that sexist?
Thanks again,
Baker Rice (Kathleen Baker Rice)

Kevin "The Yank" Hughes June 25, 2015 at 1:39 pm

I have one question related to my packing list for our upcoming holiday… If we were able to visit The Sculpture Garden, am I required to have a blue shirt? Charles convinced The Mrs she needs hiking boots, and now she is certain I need to pack a blue shirt… I am awed by Gemma’s artistry…

AnneWareham June 25, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Probably not mandatory. Though you could ask what colour scheme would best suit the garden at the time of your proposed visit?

Kelly Priest July 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Wow, amazing gardening sculptures. Such creativity and beauty mixed in perfect masterpieces of art. Please, I am looking forward for more pictures from this garden, it’s truly inspiring for an amateur gardeners like me.