Sculpture by the Lakes

A body of water surrounded by trees
A place to reflect. Hidden away in countryside close to Dorchester lies the peace and serenity of Sculpture by the Lakes, 26 acres of botanical gardens dotted with inspiring contemporary sculptures. Wander the grounds and discover more than 30 permanent pieces by acclaimed sculptor Simon Gudgeon, designed to be viewed outside in the changing light. Follow trails that lead through woodland and among formal borders. Then visit the three galleries in the park to view ever-changing displays by international and local artists. Created to instil a sense of wellbeing, these are gardens designed to be savoured. Bring a picnic and find your favourite spot by the water. Or enjoy the ‘field to plate’ ethos of the Gallery Café, with produce grown just a few feet away in the kitchen garden. Workshops and events throughout the year are closely linked to the local arts; the Dorset Arts Festival in July celebrates the artists and crafters of the area.

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Sculpture by the Lakes Pallington Lakes, Dorchester Dorcester GB DT2 8QU

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    Opening times

    Wed - Sun10:00 am - 5:00 pm (please note the garden will be closed from the 18th - 22nd of September)

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