Actually I don't really have a garden - apart from my vegetable area - so it is one of my 'to do's' for this year, creating a garden at my workshop. It will have to be goose friendly and sculpture inclusive - really it will be a very small sculpture garden. It needs to just blend into the surrounding open countryside too. I'm enjoying searching for ideas and making plans.
A carved stone seated female figure - early 20th century, circle of Mary spencer Watson.
I got a bit distracted recently when I saw that Will Fisher is having a sale at Christie's in preparation for relocation to new premises for his company Jamb. Items from his collection going under the hammer include sculpture and garden ornaments. I've selected a few items I would bid for, to bring back for my new garden.
Quern Stone Mortar
Pair of Sandstone Urns
Sandstone Gargoyle Head
Sandstone Lion's Head
An Assortment of Architectural Mouldings
And I could not resist a few engravings - these can perhaps influence the styling of the garden along with the Mouldings - but they would have to find a home inside.
I'm wondering which is the best way round - do I make the garden and then add the finishing touches of ornaments and decoration or do I lay out all my objects and create the garden around them, for them.
Mustn't forget the objective - to tidy up the surrounds of the workshop and yard making a garden area to show my sculpture and stonework.
There was just one more item - the geese would love this (so would I - alfresco bathing!).
Large Marble Bath