To look at outdoor sculpture in beautiful settings is a unique experience. There is a more than 30 sculpture parks in the UK and some can be visited for the day from London. We can advise your group on the best options.
We regularly organize day trips to visit Henry Moore’s former house in Perry Green (Hertfordshire): a tour of his art collection, his studios, his sketches and his outdoor sculpture in a beautiful countryside landscape. The estate includes Hoglands (Henry and Irina Moore’s home and garden), Moore’s studios and around 70 acres of gardens and fields. A lunch is served in the Hoops and after the lunch, a private guided visit of the temporary exhibition is organized followed by a tea.
An other memorable day trip is the one we organize at the Waddesdon Manor, the “chateau” built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild at the end of the 19th Century in Aylesbury. Read our blog here. It also includes the highlights of the contemporary sculpture collection featuring pieces by Stephen Cox, Robert Adams, Anish Kapoor, Angus Fairhurst, Michael Craig-Martin, Richard Long and Sarah Lucas.
Another option is a Sculpture Tour visit of the remarkable Sculpture Park owned by artist Eddie Powell in Surrey. This is an outdoor gallery featuring more than 600 Modern and Contemporary Sculptures displayed throughout ten acres of arboretum and water gardens. Most of the sculptures are for sale. They are tucked away everywhere which makes the discovery quite fun. The trail can take 2 to 3 hours. This visit can be combined with a tour of The Hannah Peschar Gallery at Ockley, a beautiful sculpture garden also located in Surrey.
Another high profile park to visit is the Cass Sculpture Foundation at Goodwood featuring British sculpture. A whole area is devoted to Tony Cragg.
We frequently organise tours of Sculpture in the City, a collaboration between the City of London Corporation , local businesses and the art world. This initiative was among the winning projects for the 2015 Civic Trust Awards for its contribution to the appearance of the built environment.