Please note: we wrap our outdoor sculptures up in their own special coats to protect against weather damage during the winter months.
The gardens at Waddesdon are populated with sculptures. Mainly of marble, they animate the garden and layer it with poetic, mythological and allegorical narratives. Humans and animals, terms and vases mark pathways, create focal points and provide structures of relative permanence in the ever-changing landscape. In a garden, sculptures change too, with the growth Conservators cannot (nor wish to) utterly prevent the growth of algae and lichen or banish the insects that take up residence in the stony folds and crevices. Cycles of growth and decay and the movements of Time are central themes in Waddesdon’s garden sculpture. If some works evoke pleasure, leisure and play, others highlight their transience.
4. Infant Bacchus
5. Apollo Triumphant over Python
6. Red Carriage
8. Judgement of Paris
9. A Shepherd Boy and his Dog
10. Bust of Music or Erato, Muse of Lyric Poetry
11. Time and Death
12. Four Seasons
14. Rape of Proserpine
15. Fountain of Pluto and Proserpine
16. Apollo Belvedere
17. Venus & Adonis
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