Kirsty Holmes

By Kirsty Holmes on 13th May 2019

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Sculpture at Wisley 2019

RHS Wisley is the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden, located in Surrey. It has expanded from 24 hectares when the RHS acquired it in 1903, to 97 hectares today. Hosting one of the largest collections of plants in the world, Wisley is fascinating in all seasons thanks to its world-class horticulture.

The garden has always nurtured a spirit of plantsmanship and experimentation, aiming to inspire gardeners and to remain dynamic and fluid with its ever-changing displays and collections. This year, Wisley furthers this aim with Sculpture at Wisley 2019: a major exhibition of contemporary sculpture displayed within the gardens featuring six seminal artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick and Tracey Emin.

Running from 30th May until 1st December 2019, this exhibition is the first of its kind within the gardens. Thought-provoking and dramatic, the locations of the sizeable sculptures have been carefully chosen to highlight the relationships between each piece and the cultivated landscape.