The Sculpture Garden

The garden holds an intimate collection of sculpture made using a variety of media. I have selected   artists whose work moves me, because I love their work and I want to bring it to attention.

Why did I do it?

Over the years I’ve worked with many sculpture gardens, and have friends who have sculpture gardens, but more recently it’s something that I’ve really felt that I wanted to create myself. There are many artists whose work I have admired for some time and I couldn’t think of anything better than bringing their work together in one place.

My aim is to curate an intimate collection of the works of people who I consider to be some of the best sculptors from around the UK. Some are better known than others but all of them deserve to be in the garden, every individual piece has a story, and it is a privilege to put their work here in my garden as part of a wider collection.

It was very important that it shouldn’t be a formal sculpture garden because for me they sometimes make work seem inaccessible. I feel that people should be comfortable living alongside fabulous things that become part of the fabric of their lives. So my garden is a real garden, with a vegetable patch and the odd child’s toy about the place, because it’s a space that’s lived in and the sculpture should be part of that.

I hope that when people see the work here they will be inspired to imagine the effect it could have on their own garden.

Buying, Delivery & Installation

Works are for sale or can be commissioned. Timescales will vary, depending upon each individual piece, and can range from three weeks to three months, but would always be agreed at the point of commissioning.  We are very happy for pieces to be collected, but we also offer a full delivery and installation service.  Prices for this service vary depending upon the piece and the location.

Pieces In The Garden Now

Chloe by Christine Baxter
Mother, Child and Teddy by Helen Sinclair
Vitality by Hannah Bennett
3 Seats by Hannah Bennett
Sunworshipper, cutaway by Christine Baxter
Heirloom by Claire Lee
Fatherhood by Hannah Bennett
Puppies by Fenella Noble
Exuvia by Claire Lee
Curious Circles by Hannah Bennett
Spaciousness by Sue Allanson
Sophie by Susie Hartley
Crow by Kate Orme
Moon Gazing Hare by Adrian Stapleton
Seja by Christine Baxter
Silverback by Juliette Hamilton
Nixi by Christine Baxter
Red and Black Hosta by Kathryn Watson
Entwined by Sue Allanson
At Ease by Sue Allanson
Close Together by Sue Allanson
Vortex by Adrian Stapleton
Supplication by Sue Allanson
Mother and Child by Sue Allanson
Heartheld by Sue Allanson
Open Form by Rachel Carter
Alliums by Rachel Carter
Opening by Sue Allanson
La Baigneur by Terence Lister
Two Faced Head by Terence Lister
The Girl by Terence Lister
Sunworshipper by Christine Baxter
Woodnymph by Christine Baxter
Siesta by Christine Baxter
Fragmented Poppies by Hannah Bennett
Chloe Cutaway by Christine Baxter
Seated Woman by Sue Allanson
Boar by Adrian Stapleton
Loss by Hannah Bennett

Visitor Information

Opening times: The garden is open from May to October on Thursday and Friday from 10am until 3pm, and on Saturday from 11 am till 5pm and at other times by appointment only.

Admission price: The entrance cost is £2 per adult. Profits will be donated to The Neo Natal Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Access: The garden is Pedestrian access only, and there is a spacious free car park in the village.
Map of Eyam Village

Facilities: There are two cafes which are less than two minutes walk from the garden. Both provide a full menu, wonderful cakes and toilet facilities.

Disabled access:  The garden is step-free but the surfaces are all grass or gravel and can be uneven in places.

Dogs:  Well behaved dogs are welcome.

As well as visiting this famous historic village and exploring the story of the plague in 1665 and the many landmarks associated with this monumental event, there are many other things to see and do in Eyam.