In the grounds at Chatsworth

Here’s a few more photographs that I took in the garden and grounds during our recent visit to Chatsworth

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Autumn colours were very evident





Besides the Beyond Limits exhibits, there are a number of permanantly sited contemporary sculptures in the Gardens.

We reckoned that this piece is by David Nash


A quick Google revealed that we were right. It’s called Oculus Oak and was only installed in October last year (2015).


We came on it by accident and as we are both fans of David Nash it was a pleasant surprise.


This work (Forms that Grow in the Night (2009)) is also by Nash, but we had seen it during our previous visits.


We hadn’t seen this retriever before, thoughDSC00853

Walking. Madonna (1981) by Elisabeth Frink


and Richard Long’s Cornish Slate Line, an attractive work by another favourite artist.


I don’t know who created this sculpture of a wild boar – well sited in the woods near one of the small lakes.


Outside the gardens in the grounds of the estate, walking back to our B and B we passed this bench. It was built by younger members of the Derbyshire branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA) using dry stone walling techniques.


Last year there was a different bench in this location. It seems that building a bench is an annual event as part of the Chatsworth Country Fair.

A little further down the path we could see a structure out in the field – in fact we’d spotted it in the morning while we were making our way to the house and gardens from our B and B. So we went to have a closer look.


It’s a sculpture made from oak and lead, by Tim Harrison entitled Pegasus


8 thoughts on “In the grounds at Chatsworth

    • Chatsworth is a very popular attraction in the Peak District, the home of the Duke of Devonshire. (Devon is over 100 miles to the south west of here but the British aristocracy never live anywhere near the p,aces they take their titles from).

      Cornish Slate Line is very typical of Richard Long’s work. We’re fans.(Wonder if we could persuade him to sort out a patio for us!)

  1. “So apparently simple – but not!” Spot on Anabel. Just about sums up his work. I particularly like the way this piece is sited as the path is a fe feet above the lake so you can look down on it but also walk right beside it. Allows different perspectives

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