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Sculpture Gardens at Broomhill Estate (plus National Sculpture Prize exhibition 2021)

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Sculpture Gardens at Broomhill Estate

The Broomhill Estate lies in a glorious, undulating valley in Devon, surrounded by 103 acres of woodland and bound by its own stream.

The estate has been evolving for over 23 years. The artwork lives in harmony with nature and welcomes over 10,000 visitors a year from around the globe.

Immerse yourself in the South-West's most enchanting sculpture gardens featuring over 200 works of art.

There are 2 parts to Broomhill Sculpture Gardens: the river meadow which houses the National Sculpture Prize 2021 (NSP) and the top gardens, which include a constantly evolving permanent sculpture collection. The sculptures in this section are for sale.

The National Sculpture Prize 2021 (1st July - 1st November 2021)

The National Sculpture Prize (NSP) for emerging outdoor artists was founded by Rinus and Aniet van de Sande to support and encourage emerging UK-based outdoor artists in their craft. Broomhill Estate's new owners, Frictionless Fine Arts Limited, will continue to host the competition annually to encourage and commend new and up-and-coming artists.

11 years on, the prize continues to represent the UK’s premier platform for emerging sculptors to showcase their talents by having their work publicly displayed alongside established artists at the Broomhill Sculpture Gardens.

Frictionless founder and CEO Alex F. Kleiner III explains: “We have a bold and innovative vision to evolve Broomhill Estate as a preeminent sanctuary for fine arts, broadly defined. The first signal of our commitment to this vision is in affirming our annual sponsorship of the NSP and immediately tripling the purse to a whopping £45,000. It is also our sincere pleasure to name the prizes after the founders of the NSP: the Rinus van de Sande Judge's Prize and the Aniet van Hoof People's Choice Prize. The future of fine arts in the UK is frictionless!”

This year’s theme is ‘Outthinking the Future’.

All exhibition visitors will be able to vote for their favourite sculpture in person and on our website, and the winner will receive the Aniet van Hoof People's Choice Prize of £5,000.

Young Sculptors Competition:

Why not encourage your children to become emerging sculptors too?

To enter the #YoungSculptors competition, your child needs to create a mini sculpture out of nature found when you're visiting the Sculpture Gardens.

Then, take a picture and upload it to social media tagging @broomhillestate and using the hashtags #broomhillestate and#youngsculptors.

We will select a winner at the end of every month, and the prize is Devonian cream tea for the whole family at Broomhill Estate.

Opening hours:

Monday - Sunday: 9am - 9pm.

Tickets are sold in 2 hour slots and last entry is at 7pm.

Ticket prices:

Adults: £10

Children & concessions (students, disabled): £5

Children under 5 go free.

Please note we don't offer discounts for OAPs.

- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PREBOOK TICKETS - YOU CAN ALSO PAY ON THE DOOR -

- IF YOU CAN NOT SEE ANY AVAILABILITY ON CERTAIN DAYS IT IS BECUASE WE ARE CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT -

Food:

As our dining experience is open we do not permit food to be brought in. You can eat in, takeaway and even book a picnic hamper.

Casual dining (tea, coffee, cakes, scones and a small savoury selection) is available outdoors from 10-5pm daily

Formal dining is offered at Broomhill Dining:

- Wed - Sun Lunch 12 - 3

- Wed - Sat Dinner 6-9

Sample menu here

BOOK HERE.

General info:

  • Please stay on the paths, do not touch the exhibits and supervise children at all times.
  • As a wild ancient woodland the weather can affect the landscape, so please take extra care on wet, lowland areas close to rivers and lakes.
  • Dogs are welcome on leads.

Accessibility:

Please note that the site is a wild woodland estate in a valley. Disabled visitors (with blue badge) can enter free of charge and should park in the lower car park as only the lower levels of the gardens around the lake are suited to wheelchairs. We are working hard to landscape the pathways and make the location fully accessible. If you have any accessibility queries please call us.

Accommodation:

The hotel will be open daily (apart from Sunday night) - email hotel@broomhill-estate.com to enquire about booking (B&B rates from £200 - £350 per room per night).

Venue hire:

The estate is also available for hire for weddings, conferences, seminars, canape receptions, BBQs, picnics, drive-in movies, retreats, funerals, hen parties, christenings, wellbeing events and more... just email events@broomhill-estate.com to enquire.

We thank you for supporting the arts and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Broomhill Estate, Muddiford, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 4EX


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		Broomhill Estate Sculpture Gardens | Plus National Sculpture Prize 2021 image

		Broomhill Estate Sculpture Gardens | Plus National Sculpture Prize 2021 image

		Broomhill Estate Sculpture Gardens | Plus National Sculpture Prize 2021 image

		Broomhill Estate Sculpture Gardens | Plus National Sculpture Prize 2021 image

		Broomhill Estate Sculpture Gardens | Plus National Sculpture Prize 2021 image

		Broomhill Estate Sculpture Gardens | Plus National Sculpture Prize 2021 image

		Broomhill Estate Sculpture Gardens | Plus National Sculpture Prize 2021 image

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