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Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

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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Dog/Pet friendly

Parking Available

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Facilities & information

Summary

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

Facilities

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.

Arrival information and directions

Address: 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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