Sculpting the perfect garden

April 18, 2017

Someone once wrote that a garden without its statue is like a sentence without its verb, and that's certainly true if you ask Dunkeld gardener and garden art enthusiast Jenny Bade. 


Rather than wait for the Three Peaks Festival in October, Jenny decided to invite some talented sculptors to come to Dunkeld in April instead. 


As a result, a showcase of garden art will be held in private gardens in William Street, Dunkeld on the weekend of 29-30 April. 


If this is a success, Jenny hopes these artists, and others as well, may like to return in October for the Three Peaks Festival. 


"It's very conveniently located, next door to Dunkeld Delights tea rooms and gardens and opposite the home of Mr Myers, who is hosting the Dunkeld Festival of Music with the Australian String Quartet over the same weekend," Jenny explained. 


"The artists attending the exhibition include Lucy McEachern who specialises in bronze; Karen Pegg and Jon Hayes, who both work with metal; and mosaic artist and teacher, Helen Millar. All are wonderfully talented in what they do. 


"We really are very lucky to have these diverse garden artists all in one place at the same time, and some of their art will be available to purchase on the day."


A gold coin entry will go directly into the Off The Rails arts studio and community workshop space. The exhibition will be open to the public from 9am - 5pm on Saturday and 9am - 4pm on Sunday.  




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