My man and I had a lovely couple of hours strolling through the land, making up stories about what each piece really meant, and sheltering from the rain in the cosy shadow of the big trees.
These two made me feel a bit funny - all those holes (above) reminded me of cheese, and the shapes below made me think of a Playdoh MopTop Hair Shop.
Not sure that was the look the sculptor was going for...
This ancient yew tree was amazing, just perfect for climbing when no-one's looking...
And this ash installation had sensors built into the ground, so when you walked inside, sounds came from speakers hidden in the woods. On one hand it was as if you had company, but on the other it was a bit scary, as if the sounds were part of some kind of ritual going on deep in the forest.
Not sure if this was a sculpture or just a cool tree that had decided to shape its trunk at 90 degrees!
There are four indoor galleries too. These works by David Nash were complemented by giant charcoal on canvas drawings. Quite imposing in the big white space.
I love trees, and everything that comes from them, especially paper. These sculptures were warm and calming too, sitting happily amongst the living trees of the country park.
Have you read 'Wildwood - a journey through trees' by Roger Deakin? If you love trees, you'll probably love this book too