A world of curiosities awaits...
Last weekend I found myself jumping on a train out of London to visit the Bosham Garden Art Trail. Once a year the residents of North street open up their gardens to the public and show a fantastic selection of high end garden sculptures, metal work and beautiful objects to transform your garden.
The first garden I entered was home to The Bikers Pub, a quirky pub that's proud to be a finalist in the Pub Shed of the year 2015 competition. The pub is run by a lovely couple that made me feel that living an eccentric lifestyle would be so much fun. They had a family of tarantulas living in their kitchen, walls covered with paraphernalia they had collected over the years, and a fantastic pub with homemade beers in their garden, wow! To vote for them in the Pub Shed of the Year Competition, visit www.readersheds.co.uk.
While the Bosham Garden art show has now wrapped, don't fret as there are plenty of fabulous sculpture parks in and around London and the Affordable Art Fair is just around the corner in June. I've listed a few of my favourites for you to enjoy...
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
Buy art from £100 - £5,000
Dates: 11 – 14 June, 2015
Lower Fairground Site
East Heath Road
Cass Foundation Sculpture Park
Spend a couple of hours wondering around these stunning gardens and experience 21st Century British sculpture at its best. A great day out from London.
Cass Sculpture Foundation
New Barn Hill
Goodwood, nr. Chichester
A bit closer to home, Kensington Gardens has the incredible Albert memorial, the magical Peter Pan statue and a gorgeous piece by Henry Moore, there's more to see but these are my highlights.
If guided tours are your thing, you'll enjoy Greenich Royal Tours' 'Secret Gardens of London' tour, which takes you through some of London's hidden gems.
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