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In Nature:
A Celebration in Sculpture

In view of the coronavirus and in line with Government advice, the Trustees of the Antony Dale Trust have taken the decision to close the Secret Garden until further notice. 

The garden will reopen when the virus has passed, and we shall send out notifications to the mailing list.

The Secret Garden, the only secure outdoor space in the city for showing valuable sculpture, hosts temporary exhibitions by nationally and internationally exhibited artists. Its beautiful planting scheme is the perfect backdrop for works of art and the garden itself is an oasis of calm in which to enjoy them. ‘In Nature’, the exhibition planned for May 2021, takes the theme of trees and seed forms. It features major sculptures including the magnificent large-scale Richmond Oak, and accompanying works, by Kenneth Armitage; Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s gilded elm; two striking red tree forms by Julian Wild; and a selection of Wendy Taylor’s acclaimed seed series: Sycamore, Fir Cones, Poppy Seed, Acorn and Cob Nut. The exhibition includes new works ideally suited to this setting. 


Visitors of all ages are welcome. Entry is free and the garden is fully accessible for wheelchairs, enabling a wide range of people to enjoy high quality sculpture in a relaxing atmosphere, with events for local schools, students and older people. During public openings there is a very popular café, by TABLE Brighton, offering the best homemade Sussex fare. 

Click below for brief artist CVs:

Kenneth Armitage CBE RA

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

Wendy Taylor CBE

Julian Wild