Looking to be inspired by nature and art at the same time? There are several art and sculpture gardens scattered throughout Scotland to enjoy…
Scotland is not only famous for its breath-taking landscapes, but also boasts a rich artistic heritage.
For art lovers and enthusiasts, there are several well-known and hidden gems in the form of art and sculpture gardens.
Much like Jupiter Artland, these places offer a unique blend of nature and artistic expression, providing visitors with an immersive and thought-provoking experience. In this roundup, we’ll take a closer look at some of the notable art and sculpture gardens in Scotland.
Wilkieston, West Lothian
Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Jupiter Artland is a contemporary sculpture garden that showcases works by renowned artists from around the world. Founded in 2009 by philanthropist art collectors Robert and Nicky Wilson, Jupiter Artland is home to over 30 permanent and unique sculptures from artists Phyllida Barlow, Christian Boltanski, Charles Jencks, Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley, as well as a seasonal programme of events. Visitors can explore over 100 acres of woodland, meadows, and gardens adorned with stunning art installations. The garden provides a space for contemplation and a connection between art, nature, and the viewer.
The Hidden Gardens
Nestled within Tramway, an arts venue in Glasgow, The Hidden Gardens offers a vibrant urban oasis. This community garden is more than just a horticultural space; it hosts various artistic events, workshops, and exhibitions. The gardens also emphasize inclusivity, engaging with diverse cultural and social groups to celebrate and promote creativity and green initiatives.
Sanquhar, Dumfries, and Galloway
Designed by landscape artist Charles Jencks, Crawick Multiverse is a unique fusion of art, landscape, and cosmology. The garden features large-scale landforms, sculptures, and celestial references, creating an immersive experience that encourages contemplation of the universe and our place within it.
Cawdor Castle Gardens
Surrounding the picturesque Cawdor Castle, the gardens showcase a beautiful combination of formal and wild landscapes. Visitors can explore various garden spaces, including the walled garden, flowerbeds, and a woodland area. The mix of historical charm and artistic features makes Cawdor Castle Gardens a must-visit for garden enthusiasts and art admirers alike.
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