Local Sussex artist Keith Pettit was commissioned to create a series of sculptures in Walk Wood. In a short video interview, he discusses his inspiration and the significance of the pieces.
Walk Wood at Sheffield Park
Walk Wood is an area of woodland on the Northern perimeter of what is now the garden at Sheffield Park. The land was purchased by the National Trust in 1982, originally with the intention of providing some shelter for the garden, but over the years the historical importance of the woodland became apparent.
For several years we have been managing the woodland with the hope of eventually opening it to our visitors. This blog will record the last few months of work as we make final preparations for the opening, and will go into more detail as to why this piece of the landscape is historically and ecologically important as well as following local artist Keith Pettit, as he creates dramatic pieces of artwork, reflecting the natural beauty and history of the woodland.
You can visit Walk Wood on one of our 'Behind-the-scenes tours' in February or during the 'bluebell preview' from Monday 24 Apr to Sunday 7 May. The woods will then be open daily between Thursday 15 June until the end of September.
12 May 17
02 May 17
Bringing back bluebells
Bluebells are in full bloom in the woods. See them in this short video where Andy Jesson talks about what Walk Wood means to him.
05 Apr 17
The wildlife of Walk Wood
Sheffield Park Ranger Laura Steuart takes us on a tour of the different habitats of Walk Wood and the flora and fauna it supports.