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Mid-Sussex dignitaries gathered at Borde Hill Garden on 30th June to unveil a dramatic collection of creature and plant artworks made from recycled metal that will adorn the historic venue throughout the summer until 11 September.
Mayor of Haywards Heath Cllr John Sabin and Cllr, Mrs Mandy Thomas-Atkin, Chairman of Mid-Sussex were guests of honour at the panoramic 200-acre garden, parkland and woodland destination just north of Haywards Heath to view stunning items, crafted in Sussex, that will intrigue and delight adults and children alike.
The giant contemporary and traditional steel and copper creations feature fauna and flora fashioned from recycled parts and scrap metal, including a dramatic 2m diameter wolf spider lurking at the bottom of Long Dell, a chameleon mounted on a pedestal positioned on the South Lawn and fashioned from recycled chainsaw blades and motorcycle gear chains, as well as a stag beetle, hermit crab and butterflies.
Constructed by Brighton based blacksmiths, Anvil Ironworks, the works bring both drama and surprise to the usually restful settings of panoramic parkland, magical woods and the formal Garden of this historic estate, described as one of the country’s truly great gardens.
The exhibition will coincide with Borde Hill’s exciting Summer Fun season, which runs from Monday 1 August to Friday 26 August and features a host of events to entertain kids during the holiday break.