Tag: art

Creating in the Gardens

Over the last few years we have been able to invite more and more artists to be inspired by the Gardens.

Let’s hope, when all this is over…. we can continue to play host to everyone’s creative spark – whatever age you are.

Here are one or two pictures from a variety of activities and residencies.


Land Art Festival Day – public drop-in and create.

Join internationally acclaimed Environmental Land Artists Richard Shilling and Julia Brooklyn, making art for fun.

Land Art combines creativity, team work, quiet contemplation, running around in the open air, discovering the seasons, looking, making, patterns, counting, measuring , colour ……fun.

Our autumn environmental land art festival uses found and natural objects to make temporary art works together. Join us.

Saturday is the 3rd day Richard and Julia will be working with us  (schools and young people will have the benefit on Thursday and Friday)

Drop in for half an hour or all day and enjoy to space, make, look or just breathe in the air.

Normal Garden entry prices. Free for Family Activities Annual Pass holders

Please note – these are outdoor sessions – come dressed appropriately.



Land Art Festival days for schools and the public

Richard Shilling – acclaimed environmental Land Artist – will make a welcome return to our green and pleasant land in October.

He and his partner Julia Brooklyn, who specialises in working with children, have agreed to run some special days for schools on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October.

Using natural materials and responding to the environment the class workshops will release individual and group creativity this Autumn.

Half days or whole school length days are available to book. We welcome schools of any kind and

groups of home educated children to book places.

Suitable for all ages and abilities
£5 per child (group prices by negotiation), ring 0121 749 4100 or email to book


Julia and Richard have agreed to stay over until Saturday and to continue the Festival feel of their artist residency on Saturday 27th October.  The Land Art Fesitval day will be a drop in anytime, join in and make art together type event. Let our garden inspire you to explore shapes and places together

Normal Garden Entry fees apply (TBC)