Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Gardens to Close.
After four very successful years Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Garden will be closing its doors to the public at the end of September. Artists Christine Baxter and Alex Brown who set up the sculpture garden when they began renting the house and garden in 2013 have been unable to agree mutually acceptable terms with the letting agents Elstons who act on behalf of the family trust which owns Wyndcliffe Court.
The Sculpture gardens and tea rooms will operate as normal until the end of the 2016 season (25th September)
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Wyndcliffe Court Gardens are Grade II listed and designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Situated along the Wye Valley between Chepstow and Tintern, they are beautiful formal gardens with views to the south and east. Open every weekend from Easter to September, the gardens showcase contemporary sculptures by local and well-known British artists. Two sculpture shows will run consecutively, each collection featuring hundreds of sculptures to suit all tastes in a wide variety of mediums, sizes and styles offering the opportunity to view and purchase beautiful sculpture with an outstanding backdrop.
The sculpture gardens have recently been featured in the Daily Telegraph's 'One of the ten best places to see garden sculpture this summer' and also in The Guardian's 'Top Ten Secret Gardens in the UK'.
Our Facebook and Twitter pages are regularly updated with news and events including photographs of the gardens at different times and cakes available in our tea room.
The gardens at Wyndcliffe Court were designed by H. Avray Tipping, friend of Gertrude Jekyll and Editor of Country Life magazine. Completed in 1922, they are probably the best example of their type in Wales. Designed in a series of formal spaces or "rooms" they feature sculpted topiary, a sunken garden, a summerhouse, walled gardens, fountains, lily ponds and a bowling lawn leading on to wooded walks. They are worth a visit in their own right, but also make a wonderful setting for our garden sculpture shows “Elegance and Form”. For more information on the history of Wyndcliffe Court and its gardens please see the Wyndcliffe Court page.
Wyndcliffe Court Gardens are 5 minutes from Chepstow and Tintern Abbey, nestled in the hills above the Wye Valley to the north of the village of St. Arvans. Situated on a high bluff, the house and gardens offer views over the Severn, the coastal plain and the Bristol Channel. Only 500 meters from the Wye Valley Walk Wyndcliffe Court is less than 20 minutes from Newport, 30 minutes from Bristol and Cardiff, 40 from Gloucester and around 2 hours from London, There are excellent public transport links. For directions or to get in touch, please see our Contact & Directions page, and for opening times and all other information see our Visiting Us page.
Our tea room serves tea, coffee, cakes, lunches and afternoon teas and light refreshments with seating in the Ballroom and on our terrace and loggia. Food and drinks are served in vintage bone china on linen tablecloths.
Since opening our gates for the first time in May 2013, we have had an overwhelming response from the press and public and are incredibly proud of our achievements. For reviews from some of our visitors please go to our Trip Advisor page.
From 1st July - 25th September the Sculpture Gardens are open 11am - 6pm Wednesday to Sunday, including Bank Holiday Mondays!
Address: Off Penterry Lane, St. Arvans, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6EY (see visiting us page)
Phone: 01291 621242
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Sculpture Show opens Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
(11am - 6pm)
£6 seasonal entrance fee for all guests including a complimentary show brochure
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