Sculptures by Peter Randall Page. I also loved some of his print work in one of the indoor galleries.
I was dragged in to touch a water feature in the conservatory by my little girl who had remembered it from our visit last year and just loved the pink flowers on the bendy branches.....
.... as I glanced over my shoulder when I was leaving I saw this....
...and had to have a closer look...
... and closer still.
The artist Sophie Ryder, had used metal objects in the castings. A great one to look at with children.
More of Sophie's work
This one has to be one of my favourites though. I know, it doesn't look like much, but you have to be there to experience this. The first time I saw this I was intrigued. As we walked across the grass all we could see were loads of people jumping and running around, and looking quite barmy. When we got closer we understood why. Inside the dome, where the little pink jumpered one is standing, there are planks. When you run and jump on
these planks, you make music. It truly is magical... and then leads you onto a fabulous walk through the under growth.
And for the novelty lamb photo. A must when you are out and about this time of year..... ahhh, aren't they cute. I just love their springy legs!