The Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden is one of those many places in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park that surprise and delight visitors. Tucked away in the picturesque and historic village of Eyam is a private garden that between May and October is open to the public three days a week (see below for opening times). Inside you’ll find a friendly welcome and some delightful pieces of art by Hannah and others. The creators of the current exhibition are listed here on Hannah’s website.
Hannah is an artist herself who works in ceramics, specifically stoneware. She feels a connection to the material because of its tactile nature and as she puts it “Clay, which was once rock, worn by weather and time is combined with water, air and then fire. The resulting object is then returned onto the earth. These forms are very obviously relevant to rocks, stones and pebbles and this is because all are part of the erosion cycle that enables me to work with clay.”. When we visited she was at work on a series of large coiled pieces in her workshop at the rear of the garden. You can read all about her creative process here on her website.
The outdoor artworks in the garden have all been curated by Hannah. They reflect a number of aesthetics from figurative to whimsical to abstract. Materials range from willow to stone, metal to glass and ceramics. So in short something for everyone. Set in Hannah’s beautiful garden the artworks are displayed in an environment that is both appropriate and sympathetic.
Scroll pas the gallery for information about visiting the Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden.
Visiting the Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden
All of the artworks in Hannah’s garden are available to buy, entry costs £2.00 per person, the profits going to The Neo Natal Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
The Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden really is worth a visit so if you’re visiting Eyam and the surrounding area you should pop in. You can find it here:
Off Church Street
Opening times at time of writing are: May to October, Thursday and Friday from 10am until 3pm, Saturday from 11 am till 5pm. Do check Hannah’s website to ensure this is still correct.
There is lots more information about Hannah and the sculpture garden on her website here.
Disclosure – We paid entry to the Scuplture garden and received nothing but a friendly welcome and a tour of the garden in return, Click here for more information about reviews