Described as one of the most beautiful and unique sculpture parks in the United Kingdom, Sculpture by the Lakes marries the soft beauty of nature’s wild river landscape with the more formal presentation of monumental outdoor sculpture. It is that combination of art and landscape that inspires Sculpture by the Lakes. Whether it is work on a monumental scale that relates to its environment, or smaller works, the sculptures of Simon Gudgeon are prefectly placed in the delicately nurtured natural landscape to visually enhance their surroundings.By using our Dorchester driving holiday website, you can arrange your visit to Sculpture by the Lakes and other attractions in Dorchester.
The effect is a balance, a harmony of form and context where the experience is central. Without walls, without interpretation, each person can engage with the art and the ever-changing environment.
Through light-handed management we keep our impact on the natural environment to a minimum, creating dramatic planting rooms and views within that environment to frame sculptures and place them in unexpected settings.
Like all of nature, this is a landscape that is constantly evolving and we are continually experimenting both sculpturally and in our planting and design. Apart from a few more mature trees, we started from scratch only three years ago so many of the trees and shrubs are still very young. We hope you enjoy exploring and although there are paths throughout the park there is no set trail to follow so we encourage you to take your time to search out the hidden gems.
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This was a unique way of spending some time outdoors and viewing some lovely sculptures. Weather was cold and very windy but it would be lovely on a bright warmer day. Be weather prepared with... more »
I’ll start with the positives, the staff are friendly, it is good the landscape is being improved even if it’s just in a corner of the park and it was the best cup of coffee during my holiday. We... more »
Good place to visit, its nice and quiet as children under 14 its no allow entry there. You have planty to walk around lake and if you want you can rent some of that place for some event.
I visited on Monday with a terminally Ill friend of mine and her husband. We had a lovely time but unfortunately struggled really hard at times with the wheelchair. We came across another couple facing the same problem unfortunately. It's a truly beautiful and peaceful place to visit but we didn't get to go around all the grounds because of this problem.we also asked if there was a concession for the disabled but were told in a very pleasant manner that there was not .overall I would recommend but not if you are a wheelchair user .
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