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Ian Hamilton Finlay and the Sculpture Garden

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Luton Council, very forward-thinking for its time (1986), commissioned Ian Hamilton Finlay to produce one of the most modern and thought-provoking gardens for Stockwood Park.

Finlay is better known for his own garden, Little Sparta, in Scotland , but designed gardens across Europe.

He drew on the classical arcadian landscape which would once have surrounded the mansion and plays with ideas of double-meanings, both in the landscape - are those building columns or tree trunks - and in the inscriptions carved in different styles which hint at new ways to look at the surroundings.

The talk will conclude with a look at how Finlay's garden influenced other gardens.

Running time: 60 minutes

Age guidance: Adults only

For more information visit the The Culture Trust Luton website.

Date Thursday 2 April 2020
Time 11:00 - 12:00
£10 (tea, coffee and cake included)
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Stockwood Discovery Centre
London Road, Luton, LU1 4LX


The Culture Trust Luton: Box Office
E: [email protected]
T: 01582 878100

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