Does your dream garden include an expanse of perfectly trimmed, lush green lawn? Or do you loathe the very idea of the time, effort, and watering, you’d need to invest, to achieve one?
In the absence of picturesque groups of frolicking children, I don’t see much point in large expanses of lawn. That is, unless there are sculptures in the garden.
At the 2017 Sculptures in the Garden exhibition at Mudgee’s Rosby Wines, a marvellous collection of sculptures was displayed.
There was a langorous sunbather…
Lola Loves Lounging by Emilia Krumm
some extinct animals…
Absence of the Tasmanian Tiger by Alison Garoza
and a magnificent horse.
Wild One by Sam Anderson
The larger sculptures were displayed on the lawns, whilst others were integrated into garden settings.
A circle of river stones by Michael Ferris
A charming garden adornment, artist unknown
There were farm animals made from wire netting, and a gleaming silver abstraction reaching for the sky.
Sheep by Roshelle Mckillop
Where’s the cork? by John Fitzmaurice
Quite a few were right at home in the garden- there were snails in the vegetable patch, chickens in the house yard, and a shark in the lily pond.
Grace’s Nippers by Dora A Rognvaldsdottir
The Family Slowe by Bob Teasdale
Stealth by Maurice Berry
There were plenty of natural, and not-so-natural, flowers and plants to enjoy.
Simple beauty of single May blossoms
Agapanthus by the pond…or maybe not? A Field of Aggies by Jim Hamilton
Sweet Harvest by Bob Teasdale
Lilly by Michael Ferris
When sensory overload became too much, the gardens were there to rest the eyes and restore the balance.
Feasts and fragrance
This delightful, hardworking horse was made by hardworking and talented local school students.
And there were plenty of frolicking children!
Judging by the huge number of visitors, everyone loves sculptures in the garden!