Sculpture in the Garden

Sculpture sits amongst the flowers

Lady Brunner was a longtime patron of the arts, and it is in this spirit that we celebrate local art and artists at Greys Court. Join us between 11 June - 17 July 2022 to see a variety of beautiful sculpture in the grounds.

Sculpture Demonstrations at Greys Court
Sculpture Demonstrations at Greys Court
Sculpture Demonstrations at Greys Court

Sculpture Evenings in the Gardens

New for this year is the opportunity to visit the exhibition after normal opening hours on selected Thursday evenings in June. On Thursday 16 and 23 June, visitors can enjoy a summer evening admiring the sculptures in the gardens, with a drink of prosecco on arrival and live sculpture demonstrations. Tickets are £15 per person, with the event running from 5.30pm – 8pm (last entry at 7.30pm).

Please note that the event on Thursday 30 June has been cancelled, apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Oxford Sculptors Group

The Oxford Sculptors Group was formed in 2002 and now has around 90 established sculptors based in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties. The group includes many full-time professional sculptors, as well as some self-taught artists. They have put on exhibitions in a number of other National Trust properties, as well as at various art weeks and within art galleries. 

Sculptures sit within the landscape of Greys Court
Sculptures sit within the landscape of Greys Court
Sculptures sit within the landscape of Greys Court

Please note that to protect the plants inside, dogs are not permitted in the walled gardens.

The artworks include large and small scale works in materials including stone, metal and ceramics. Artist John Nicholls will be exhibiting his figurative sandstone sculpture, amongst others. He says: "I like to combine simplicity of line, balance, curves and shadow lines to create a pleasing shape, representing nothing but itself."

Sculptures on display in the Cromwellian Building
Sculptures on display in the Cromwellian Building
Sculptures on display in the Cromwellian Building

Buying the sculptures

As well as being able to look at and admire the sculptures, visitors can also purchase any they particularly love, and have them delivered after the exhibition has finished.

If you want to buy a sculpture, please speak to a member of staff or a volunteer who will be able to help you with your purchase. 

Oxford Sculptors Group Map 2021 (PDF / 1.552734375MB) download