Thursday 22 May 2014

Barbara Hepworth's garden

Last Thursday we walked from Carbis Bay into St Ives to visit Barbara Hepworth's garden. There are a number of famous gardens in Cornwall, the map above marks out Trengwainton, Trewidden, Godolphin and Trenheere with no mention of the small town plot that is the Hepworth sculpture garden. On our walk into town, under a clear blue sky, we passed some lush planting.

The garden is a jungle of plants, narrow pathways and half-hidden sculptures.

The blue clock face of the town church is visible beyond the garden wall.
I'm not a fan of Barbara Hepworth's sculptures. (Heresy, as I studied at the same art school!) But sculptural forms are transformed when placed in  a soft landscape.
I took as much pleasure in this simple stone slab 
set across a small, petal-strewn pond.
It was a lovely place to while away a morning. 


  1. I can see how the sculptures are enhanced by the garden. So interesting.

  2. Oh my, I'd love to meander around this garden.

  3. Lovely! It looks so surprisingly tropical in your photos.

  4. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing. It is amazing to see what the garden around the world are doing.

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