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Cotswold Sculpture Park

Contemporary sculptures in a biodiverse woodland.

  • 4.6

  • from 516 Google reviews

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About the garden

Set across 10 acres of wildlife-rich woodlands the Cotswold Sculpture Park is a large and diverse collection of contemporary art with everything from scrap metal work to bronzes. Some works, such as the Morris Minor mounted atop a vast spike by the entrance are monumental in scale, and many of the pieces are available to buy.

The grounds are considered part of the artwork here, with changing foliage providing a beautiful backdrop and the edges of some sculptures beginning to fade into the landscape. The owners are devoted to wildlife, with a thistle field, wildflower garden, woodland glades and a pond area, so it’s worth bringing along a pair of binoculars to catch the bird life. Visitors will also be pleased to discover that a range of hot and cold refreshments are available, and toilets can be found at the back of the site.

Opening times

April 1st - 30th September Thursday - Monday 10:30AM - 4:30PM (Last admission 4:00PM)

Useful details

Garden area

10 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a food stall and a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).

Shops

None

Gloucestershire

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Find the garden

Cotswold Sculpture Park
Gloucestershire
Sat Nav Postcode
GL7 6FE
Public Transport
Nearest train station is Kemble (3 miles).
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 516 Google reviews

Anastasia Rodrigues

2 months ago

5

Wonderful place to spend a few hours on a weekend. The cafe had really lovely staff and service was very efficient. Beautiful sculptures and features. There is parking on site. On coming into car park, pay attention on turning in from the main road as you can easily miss it.

Sophie Morley

4 months ago

5

What an absolutely stunning place! Over 200 fabulous sculptures to discover as you wander around the well designed trail, through tranquil woods and delightful grounds. (Hard to imagine that there was absolutely nothing here 30 years ago. It's all been lovingly planted and built up from scratch by the owners.) The sculptures are captivating and made even more beautiful by their fabulous surroundings. Hard to choose a favourite, but we absolutely adored the stainless steel mice getting up to all sorts of shenanigans! Also the wonderful, moving oak leaves that bounced the sunlight around, acting like a day time glitter ball! So much to see...make sure you find the mind, boggling reflected hand! (Also, a stallion by the same artist/mathematician/scientist, to be found in the gallery.) We enjoyed a delicious cake from the delightful tea room. All lovingly home baked. We were also lucky enough to be shown around the fabulous glamping accommodation. The view from the top of the old, converted water tower; over fields with a lake in the distance, is just stunning. All the shepherd's huts are quaint and pretty. We'd happily stay in all of them of we could! Hats off to the owners, who have created an absolute gem of a place, well worth more than one visit! I'd give at least 2.5 hours to complete the trail, but you could easily spend a whole afternoon there. Highly recommend. ⭐🌟✨

Alan Hinds

5 months ago

5

A fantastic place to visit for all ages, lots of sculptures to see and make you think. There is a lovely little cafe at the entrance, serving soup, panini and cakes, all vegetarian friendly. The park itself is well laid out with a variety of plants to see, places to sit and think and just have a gentle stroll. (Note, no dogs allowed). Most of the exhibits are for sale (if you have that kind of budget 💰💰💰), they give you a list of the various sculptures so you know what they are called and how much they are. We spent around two plus hours walking around.

Linda Robertson

3 months ago

5

Visited here with our family, our granddaughter loved following the map, it numbered each sculpture & named them so she could search for each one. The sculptures are beautiful & in such a lovely setting. It also has a little cafe with outdoor seating. We had a lovely time & would recommend to everyone.

Chris French

4 months ago

5

Didn’t really know what to make of this one at first. The other half spotted it on the internet somewhere. But we where in the area so decided to give it a go. Think it was £7 each to get in. Free parking. Little cafe with outside seating and toilets. Anyway. I’m not really an arty or sculpture person. But despite this I was pleasantly surprised. The site is much bigger than I expected. And I was actually interested in the sculptures displayed within the gardens. Beautiful surroundings and a brilliant way of displaying sculptures. You get a paper leaflet when you enter. Each sculpture has a number on it. Sculptures are for sale and the leaflet gives you a brief description of each and how much it’s up for sale for. Even if you are not interested in buying anything it’s well worth the visit. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Lovely walks. Lots to see. Very relaxing. And the weather was perfect on our visit. If you fancy something a little bit different and you are in the area give it a go.

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07927 028558

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