In the Spring and Summer the hidden village of Coddington near Ledbury opens it’s gardens to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Local couple Meg and Brian Taylor will be opening their 1-acre informal country garden on Sunday 6th July between 2-5 in the afternoon. Willow and Wire Sculptor Victoria Westaway will be showing her garden sculptures around this beautiful garden, with its generous mixed borders lavishly planted with shrubs, roses, perennials and bulbs.
There is a pleasant walk through paddock which leads to a tranquil path through 5 acres of mature woodland. The garden has a wonderful wildlife pond and native flower patch and there are lovely views of the Malvern Hills.
A Victoria Westaway Wire Sculpture, this sculpture formed part of Victoria's exhibition in Coddington. This figurative artwork sits amongst a wide flower meadow
Willow Woman Sculpture, this figurative sculpture has been exhibited in sculpture gardens across Herefordshire. The scribble woven texture adds contrast to the Coddington Garden
This Willow Sculpture took pride of place near the wildlife pond. The willow reader sculpture of a small child, is shown reading a book carved from ash. This artwork was bought as a present for the garden's owner after the exhibition to remind her of her 3 granddaughters.
Another photograph of Victoria's Willow Reader sculpture of a small child. The artist loves to work on figurative pieces that add fun and interest to gardens. This bespoke one off piece is shown reading a book carved from ash. This artwork was bought as a present for the garden's owner after the exhibition to remind her of her 3 granddaughters.
Created as a big brother to Victoria's Chelsea Flower Show Panels, the Willow Sound Frame stands amongst the vibrant geranium. The woven artwork uses tambourine components and glass beads with different types of willow to create a tactile and intricate surface.
Simple Willow Spheres by Victoria Westaway. These playful artworks are popular with garden lovers of all ages. The spheres looked wonderful against the perfect lawn area of this garden.
Willow and Wire Geese, here Victoria uses using different materials to create separate sculptures that work together in a group. These garden sculptures add a humour to this rural garden where a few geese exploring would sit beautifully in the landscape.
Willow Owls, these affordable artworks sit happily in the border of this garden. A garden sculpture which is perfect for wildlife lovers.The willow Owls have Steel legs and are perched on a rustic ash log.
Wire Sculpture by Victoria Westaway. The Wire Goose is created with steel and wire and offers a different texture to Victoria's Willow Sculpture. These garden sculptures offer Victoria the opportunity to use the wire as a moulding material to create the form of the subject.
Female form on Wire cube - Wire Sculpture, this sculpture formed part of Victoria's exhibition in Coddington. This figurative artwork sits amongst a wide flower meadow. The russet tone of the wire contrasts with the delicate daisies and buttercups.
In addition to the gardens, plant sales and delicious homemade teas, Victoria will also be demonstrating her work and is always keen to discuss her new projects and techniques. For more information see visit the NGS website www.ngs.org.uk