Art adds depth to glorious gardens

Artworks will be on display at the National Trust’s Greys Court near Henley from Saturday until June 25.

Oxford Sculpture Group organiser John Penrose said: “This is the first time we have exhibited at Greys Court. The beautiful gardens are divided up into a series of ‘outdoor rooms’ which lend themselves well to sculpture.”

Greys Court’s head gardener Adam Ford said: “Our gardens here at Greys Court are glorious in June and are one of our main attractions. To include a sculpture show within them adds an extra dimension and we are looking forward to seeing them in this exciting new role.”

The artworks, which include large and small figurative works, animals and abstract pieces, will be displayed throughout the walled garden and the Rose Garden.

Smaller pieces will also be displayed in the internal spaces of the loggia in the White Garden and the recently restored Tudor Cromwellian building.

Daren Greenhow will be exhibiting his steel sculptures that incorporate everyday objects such as bicycle parts and kitchen utensils.

He said: “I enjoy the challenge of reinterpreting them into new and unexpected contexts.”

Also exhibiting is Kay Singla, who uses materials such as clay and bronze to portray contemporary works under themes of happiness, love, family and togetherness.

National Trust’s Greys Court

At Greys Court, visitors can explore the history of the estate, which spans over 800 years. The house itself has been lived in by the same family since the 16th century and the collection of artefacts within them can be seen in the various rooms. There is also the option to take a guided tour around the grounds, which includes the gardens, the lake, and the parkland.

In addition to the house and grounds, there are also a variety of family activities available such as outdoor play areas, a farm trail, and a woodland adventure. There is also a café onsite for those looking to take a break and grab a bite to eat. Greys Court is the perfect place to explore, relax and make the most of the National Trust’s commitment to preserving history and nature.