Sculpture at Horatio’s Garden, Salisbury
Earlier this year, Ben was asked to loan some sculpture to Horatio’s Garden in Salisbury. And once he found out more about the charity, he was more than happy to offer three works to enhance the space for the Summer season.
We were delighted to be invited to the Summer Drinks Party on Friday 15th June, just part of the big Summer fundraising weekend. The organisers have a fantastic group of volunteers and supporters and it was pleasure to meet so many of them. We hope they raised a lot of money to support their valuable work. The Salisbury Garden is particularly relevant to our area. Salisbury District Hospital Spinal Injuries Unit covers the whole of the West of England, including Cornwall where we are based.
The garden design is very lovely and is designed to make the garden accessible to the patients in the Spinal injuries unit. Form and function working together to create something beautiful. The necessary hard landscaping is softened by the abundance of plants in every bed. The three works of sculpture and sculptural seating loaned by Ben, Swirl, Logan and Crescent are all enhanced by the beautiful plants that surround them. It is Ben’s aim to capture the dynamic forces in a moment’s stillness, and he believes very much in the importance of nature to well-being. We hope the patients who use the garden derive pleasure from seeing the sculpture among the plants.
The garden was designed by Cleve West, constructed by Martin Gomm from Wycliffe Landscapes, and is looked after by Stephen Hackett and a team of volunteers.
If you would like to find out about the work of Horatio’s Garden and to support their work, you can find more information here.