If you go down to the woods today….

Al’s post about the strange garden he passes on his walks sometimes reminded me of a very strange sight we found a few years back when walking in the woods near Farnham in Surrey

This was what drew our attention to the gardens... The blue and yellow was a definite anomaly in the woodlands!

This was what drew our attention to the gardens… The blue and yellow tugboat was a definite anomaly in the woodlands!

Seeing a boat in the woods is not normal in Surrey, especially a blue and yellow tugboat shaped thing! We had to investigate further! The Sculpture Garden we found by following the fence until we found a gate was only open to the public for a few hours on some days so we were very lucky to arrive at the right time. Nowadays (we found the gardens in October 2005) the park is open every day and there are over 600 sculptures to be found in its grounds!

Here are some of the strange sights we saw that day, click on the thumbnails to enlarge them…..

The 4 horses of the apocalypse

The 4 horses of the apocalypse

And back to the boat

Notice the interesting bird box on the tree on the far right – appropriately named ‘Tit Boxes’!


Shoe trees 🙂

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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17 Responses to If you go down to the woods today….

  1. Al says:

    This stuff is too cool!! I’ll never be afraid on my walk again. Put this on the list of places to visit for me.


  2. Grannymar says:

    I LUV the shoe trees!

    Now I need to learn how to re-blog this!


  3. Jo Bryant says:

    OMG what a find…hard to pick a favourite but I think the four horses is just wonderful


    • Barbara says:

      I love that one, I think it is my favourite too. All the throw away plastic junk of modern society… the plastic baby dolls for example are so grotesque now. Long ago, (in my childhood for example ) toys were precious, and they all had names. I have a photo of me at about 8 with ‘ALL’ my toys around me… I still have them all, they take up a small shelf in my bedroom. I work in a charity shop at the moment, we are drowning in discarded plastic toys and unwanted out of date electrical items…..

      A real foretelling of the apocalyptic future


  4. Grannymar says:

    Reblogged this on Grannymar and commented:
    As you all know, I love sculpture. Barbara my wonderful niece with a magic for the camera, shared the wonders she discovered while walking in the woods near Farnham in Surrey, England. I So want to go there and experience the place for myself. I particularly loved the shoe trees. What is your favourite?

    I am still having fun and being absolutely spoiled, but I may wait until I get home to blog about my adventures!


  5. warren60 says:

    Your photos are like a dream I once had. Marvelous.


  6. nrhatch says:

    What an amazing collection. Thanks for sharing. I’m here via your aunt’s reblog.


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