The Picton Garden Sculpture Exhibition - Aug/Oct 2016

The Picton Garden Sculpture Exhibition - Aug/Oct 2016Victoria has been invited back to display her willow and wire sculptures amongst the Plant Heritage National Collection of Autumn Flowering Asters in Colwall, Herefordshire. The garden is open from August until mid October including many days for the National Gardens Scheme. Please check with Picton Garden or the NGS Yellow Book opening dates and times. The garden has been featured in many magazines and newspapers and has been on several television programmes.

Victoria always looks forward to showing her work at Picton Garden a horticultural delight that is only 5 mins from her arts studio. Helen Picton first invited Victoria to show her willow sculptures back in 2013 when Vik created The Michaelmas Fairy (see slides below) that has now become a permanent sculpture within the garden.

This year Victoria has been working on some special abstract wire and willow sculptures designed especially for bright coloured borders. Vik hopes these will prove popular with the many horticultural enthusiasts that visit this famous national garden.

Percy Picton & The Memorial Fund

After Percy Picton took over Old Court Nurseries he continued to grow Michaelmas Daisies as well as greatly extending the range of Alpines, Herbaceous Perennials, Shrubs and trees. His skill in growing rare and unusual plants encouraged plant lovers from all over the British Isles to make a pilgrimage to Colwall. A reduction in the area of land needed for growing Asters gave an opportunity to create a garden of stock beds for plants to be sold in the nursery. After, Percy’s death, in 1984, Paul and Meriel enlarged the garden to include large borders of asters and began an ongoing programme of re-planting and re-design. In 1985, to mark the formation of the Percy Picton Memorial Fund the garden was named The Picton Garden. The charity provides grants to students of horticulture at Pershore College. Words from Picton Garden website

Here are some of the highlights from the 2015 sculpture exhibition..

Old Court Nurseries and The Picton Garden Walwyn Road, Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6QE Tel: 01684 540416

Opening Times 2016

TBA

Also open bank holiday Monday

Please check the Old Court Garden Nursery page for opening times and the Yellow book for NGS days.

Regrettably dogs are not allowed in the garden or nursery.

Admission

Adults £3.50 each
children (under 18) FREE
Admission free to RHS members excluding those in coach groups, as per partner garden scheme terms and conditions.

Please contact Picton Garden for information on group visits and garden tours.

Picton Garden
National Garden Scheme

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