The Glade Sculpture Garden

Fall in love with fairy tales all over again with Pensthorpe’s newest garden.

A touch of magic

Enter a space that is home to a magical sculpture fairy that resides nearby with a pool of glistening water at her feet.

Explore the garden

Under a shady canopy of evergreen trees lays Pensthorpe’s very own secret garden; The Glade Sculpture Garden.

Our latest addition to the park; the garden is focussed on sculpture at it’s heart with a number of iconic pieces positioned around the garden. From the fantastical Fantasy Wire fairy, Alula and her three stunning dandelions, overlooking the garden pond through to pops of colour from Blacksmith artist Jenny Pickford and mosaics from the studio of Maggie Howarth.

The garden is complemented by a beautiful waterfalled area, which supports the wildlife within the garden and surrounding area.

A touch of magic

Alula is a one-of-a-kind fantasy wire sculpture designed by Robin Wight, whose work has been exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Alula is accompanied by three giant dandelion sculptures that reach towards the sky and provide a dramatic silhouette at twilight. In wintertime, the light dances off its frost caught on cold mornings.

An evolving space

The garden will evolve over time and develop with the arrival of new sculptures and as the trees and plants are allowed to reach out and grow. If you are interested in becoming an artist in residence, or would like to display your work in this space, please contact us at

What you’ll see

This garden complements a number of sculptures, from the intricate mosaics of Primrose Mosaics and Katie Green to pops of green and blue glass sculptures designed by Jenny Pickford. Surrounded and shaded by purple beeches, conifers, acers and laurels, this garden gives a sense of timelessness with its vibrant shades of green all year round – very apt for Alula, the spellbinding fairy nestled in the garden’s glade.