With an easing of lockdown restrictions on the horizon and the days becoming brighter and longer, what better way to enjoy the warm Spring weather than with a peaceful day out in the Dorset countryside?
Who wouldn't relish the chance to stretch their legs, recharge their batteries, and take full advantage of a bit of eco-therapy right now, by immersing themselves in the beauty of nature?
There are plenty of picturesque places to visit in the area, but Sculpture by the Lakes, in Pallington, Dorchester, offers something a little bit special. They call it ”a haven of peace and tranquility...an oasis for art lovers”, and it's clear to see why.
Created by acclaimed sculptor, Simon Gudgeon and his wife Monique, the idillic landscaped gardens span 26 acres of lush Dorset countryside, sympathetically and thoughtfully populated with his own stunning minimalistic and semi abstract sculpture.
This March, Sculpture by the Lakes is also inviting some of the UK's top sculptors to exhibit their work alongside his own as they host an exciting exhibition.
"From 1st April to 16th May, we’re running the biggest exhibition to take place at Sculpture by the Lakes. More than 30 of the UK’s leading sculptors will exhibit their pieces across the park for ‘FORM – The Sculpture Exhibition’."
The exhibition will feature sculpture from prominent artists in the field, including our very own Philip Jackson, Adam Binder, Gill Parker, Michael Talbot, Fred Gordon...and, of course, Simon Gudgeon himself.
If you are yearning for an activity that can provide you with serenity, crisp country air and a spot of culture, then this exhibition - where you can enjoy the beauty of both nature and art – is not to be missed.