RHS Garden Wisley Hosts 16th Annual Surrey Sculpture Trail

Wednesday 2 July 2014

RHS Garden Wisley will be welcoming the Surrey Sculpture Society into its beautiful grounds for the annual Surrey Sculpture Trail. The Surrey Sculpture Society is not only celebrating its 16th annual sculpture trail in the gorgeous setting of RHS Garden Wisley, it will also be celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

The sculpture trail will open to the public on 23rd August and run until 28th September. Visitors to RHS Wisley will have a unique art experience, where they will be able to discover a wide range of sculptures located throughout the grounds. The sculptures are made by talented local artists, working in stone, metal, bronze, resin, glass, ceramic, wood and found objects, and will be available to buy for a range of prices.

Surrey Sculpture Society’s Chair Sue Cundell commented: “Surrey Sculpture Society is delighted to be exhibiting at Wisley once again. It is a prestigious location, and the amazing gardens provide a perfect setting to showcase our artists’ work. Our sculptors regularly produce exciting new work for the exhibition, all of which is accommodated by the great variety of locations around the garden. Their artistry and industry is much appreciated by visitors, many of whom are inspired to buy sculpture for the first time.”

Normal garden entry applies. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk/wisley. The exhibition opens on 23th August and will run until 28th September. Opening times – Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday – Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am – 6pm. 


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For more media information contact: pressoffice@rhs.org.uk or ring 01420 87489

RHS Gardens are open every day, except for Christmas Day. Opening times and admission prices vary. RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest.

Normal garden admission applies (RHS members free)

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
www.rhs.org.uk/wisley, 0845 260 9000

About Surrey Sculpture Society
From small beginnings – a group of just fourteen sculptors living in Surrey twenty years ago – the Surrey Sculpture Society has grown into a major force, now attracting considerable interest from the media and was recently featured on the BBC Radio 2 Claudia Winkleman Arts Show and on BBC One TV.

The SSS now has over 350 members spread across the South East of England and further afield across the UK, encompassing both professionals and talented amateurs. It aims to promote interaction between sculptors, to organise exhibitions and to encourage an appreciation of sculpture. The society stages major events annually in prestigious venues including RHS Wisley, Beaulieu, Guildford Cathedral as well as at other renowned locations.

About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood for the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture. We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, the first of our gardens, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity.

Today the RHS is committed to providing a voice for all gardeners. We are driven by a simple love of plants and a belief that gardeners make the world a better place. 210 years on we continue to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture, creating displays that inspire people to garden. In all aspects of our work we help gardeners develop by sharing our knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment.

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