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Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Ockley

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden has been exhibiting contemporary sculpture in a magical setting for 35 years. Nestled in a woodland valley with ponds and a large stream, an ever-changing collection of sculpture is thoughtfully presented through the landscaped gardens.

Where is Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden located?

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden is located in the outskirts of the village of Ockley, in the picturesque Surrey Hills. Follow signs for the neighbouring golf course 'Gatton Manor', and you're sure to find the Sculpture Garden. There are a number of excellent pubs in the surrounding villages, as well as fantastic farmshops to pick up supplies.

What style of garden is Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden?

Don't expect floral borders, riots of summer colour and neat beds surrounding the 15th century Surrey cottage at the heart of The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden - because that is not owner and renowned landscape designer Anthony Paul's style. Focusing on dramatic forms, strong architectural shapes and infinite shades of green, Paul uses a bold yet limited palette of plants to fill his stunning water garden. Enormous Gunnera Manicata, swathes of Petasites Japonicus, bamboo hedges - not to mention the stunning ancient towering oaks, cluster of acers and other wonderful trees that inhabit the valley.

What can guests enjoy at Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden?

Calmness, tranquility, and an atmosphere of mystery and adventure awaits visitors to the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden. With over 160 sculptures on display throughout the summer season, from more than 50 artists, visitors are guided through the twists and turns of the intimate pathways and across the wide open lawns on a journey of discovery with the help of a printed guide. Each sculpture is carefully placed to form a relationship with its surroundings - the curation is fundamental to what makes this garden so unique.

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Child Friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Disabled Access

Parking Available

Extra info

Garden Acreage: 10

Open Times: Open from the 1st April to 27th October 2019. Thursday to Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday - 11am to 6pm, Sunday - 2pm to 5pm, Tuesday & Wednesday - By appointment only for groups of four or more adults (no concessions), Monday - closed.

Price Details: General Admission (Thursday to Sunday) £12 Adult, £8 Concession, £7 Child (aged 4-16), Under 4's Free. By Appointment - £12 per person. School and group rates are available.


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Black and White Cottage, Standon Lane, Ockley, Surrey, OckleyRH5 5QR, United Kingdom

From M25:Leave the motorway at Junction 9 and take the A24 South, signposted Dorking. Bypass Dorking and after approximately 4 miles, at the Beare Green roundabout, leave the A24 taking the A29 signposted Bognor Regis and Ockley. Continue through Ockley, and just before leaving the village (and after the Old School House Pub) turn right into Cathill Lane. At the T junction, turn left into Standon Lane and continue for approx half a mile. The entrance to the garden will be found on the right, 200 yards past the left turning to Okewood Church and before the Gatton Manor Golf & Country Club. The entrance is marked by green signs on both sides of the road, and you will notice gravel spilling out into the road. Due to a weak bridge at the entrance, we are unable to facilitate coaches or anything larger than 2 tonnes. If you are coming by coach, please contact us to receive instructions of where to park. If you are using SATNAV, please do not use our postal postcode as it will not take you to our entrance - please use RH5 5QU.


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Beautiful setting Tranquil woodland water garden with some fabulous sculptures and tastefully planted with shrubs and interesting ground cover,we will definitely go again.

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The gardens are not well sign posted and are not well advertised. The very friendly lady at reception asked how we found out about the gardens- which was through the Gardener's World 2 for 1 card. The gardens are in a secluded woodland; with no road noise, the sounds of birds makes this place truly magical. The woodlands were purchased by Hannah Peachar and her husband in the 1980s and since this time the sculpture has developed. They work with various artists and the sculptures are regularly changed. All art work is for sale. Various media...

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Just beautiful ... A more tranquil and magical spot it would be hard to imagine. A woodland glade with dappled sun and fascinating art. We started out following the trail but pretty soon just wandered, as I suspect most people do. It's a beautiful woodland walk, with ponds and lush greenery and emerging sculpture in every natural corner. Not to be missed if you love unusual gardens with culture interspersed. On a more practical note it's not for anyone with impaired mobility. That's not to say it's hard to walk round it's just a wood and there...

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We had a wonderful afternoon in spite of bad weather. Really exciting the way garden is laid out. We'll be back with friends. Vicky in reception was charming & very helpful. Vicky loves her job, we saw her a few times during the afternoon & her enthusiasm & love of the garden was obvious.

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If you like art or beautifully landscaped gardens, then the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden is a must see. After a very welcoming reception you can stroll through freely or follow a planned route along the meticulously curated sculptures of various artists. And though most of the works are available for purchase, at no point one feels any pressure to buy.

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All I can say is that I never would have thought that I would be writing that hogweed can be an ideal accompaniment!! Well here at the Hannah Peshar Sculpture Garden it is!! We came across this place in a compendium of wild gardens to visit so we decided to give it a whirl and so we spent a most lovely Sunday afternoon there. A very informative and friendly welcome at reception pointed us in the right direction and immediately I was blown away by the range of exhibits on show. What did it for me was the way in which the setting has only b...

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This garden is one of my favourites - I have visited several times and love taking visitors there. The art work changes from time to time and each piece is always so thoughtfully placed in the landscape to enhance it. Each little path leads you to another hidden gem in this beautifully landscaped, but naturalistic, garden. The lake and ponds are lovely features and add to the idyllic feel of this place. You can take a picnic or other refreshments with you as there are some picnic tables but there isn't a cafe.

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It was a bit difficult to find this place, but it was well worth it when we did. Vicki, the curator was charming and gave us a lot of information and a useful map. The sculptures were most interesting and ranged from classic to contemporary. I loved the swathe of bicycle bells under the trees and several faces strategically placed. The gardens are truly magical and so peaceful. You can just imagine fairies peeping from behind the bushes! Well worth a visit.

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