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Almost hidden in a steep sided valley named on the outskirts of Grewelthorpe in North Yorkshire there is a horticultural delight where magnificent magnolias, azaleas and rhododendrons bloom  against a backdrop of woodland, trees and by lakes. A veritable feast on the eye and, if this was not enough, at every twist and turn of the meandering paths works of art, statues, sculptures and buildings serve to enhance the experience.

 

The Hutts, from the norse for ‘head of the valley’, is home to a collection of nearly 20,000 plants and 80 contemporary works of art. With some 1,400 varieties of rhododendron, 250 species of azalea and 150 different magnolias it is hardly surprising that it is considered  to be the largest collection of these plants in the north of England. The park covers an area of 45 acres and is definitely a labour of love and a work in progress project for the owners who have been there since 1996.

The Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park is only open at certain times of the year so check before visiting: https://www.himalayangarden.com/

Here are some photographs from a recent visit:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words and photographs Copyright © 2019 by Antony J Waller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is always a good day out, and never more so than on a sunny, warm October day.

For more information visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park https://ysp.org.uk/

 

Photographs Copyright © 2018 by Antony J Waller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You never know who you might bump into or what you might see on a day out at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park…

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For more information go to Yorkshire Sculpture Park http://www.ysp.co.uk/

Words and photographs Copyright © 2016 by Antony J Waller

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Larger than life this bronze sculpture called ‘Jersey Girl’ is a real head turner at Liberty Wharf St Helier.

By Rowan Gillespie and inspired by the Channel Islands wartime history ‘Jersey Girl’ flies naked through the air representing the freedom of women after WWII.

And beneath her feet on the ground below is written:-

All good
things are wild and free
Henry Thoreau

No-one is free even the birds are
chained to the sky
Bob Dylan
Freedom is just chaos with better lighting
Alan Forster

Words and photographs Copyright © 2015 by Antony J Waller

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The Yorkshire Sculpture Park covers over 200 acres and is set amongst the rolling countryside parkland and lakes of Bretton Hall, a 500 acre 18th century estate in West Yorkshire. Alongside original follies, landscape features and architectural structures modern works of art vie for the visitors attention as you meander though the woodlands, along the lakesides and across the parklands. The underground Bothy & Garden Galleries and Longside Gallery also house indoor displays. Currently there is an exhibition by the 20th century Spanish sculptor Joan Miro, the first major showing of his work in the UK.

There are over 60 open air art works including sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Antony Gormley, Henry Moore and Magdalena Abakanowicz, to name but a few.

Whilst entry is free there is a charge for parking. The park is open all year round (except 24 & 25 December) from 10am to 6pm, and from 28 October till 5pm. The indoor galleries, cafe, restaurant and shop close slightly earlier (please check for exact times) http://www.ysp.co.uk/page/visit-ysp/tc

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is located one mile from Junction 38 of the M1.

Here are a few photographs from a recent visit:

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