Rewilding a Historic Garden

The Capability Brown gardens at Devon Sculpture Park have been going through a multi-year restoration programme. Since the Letts family bought this old Mamhead estate, the centuries old cascade gardens have been transformed from a tired, overgrown traditional English garden to a model for wildlife gardening and biodiversity. The idea was simple. Take the principlesContinue reading “Rewilding a Historic Garden”

A Very Private Estate Retreat

Devon Sculpture Park is at Mamhead Park (South) which is a very private estate retreat on the outskirts of Exeter, overlooking the sea. Indeed, the first thing you see as you enter is a ‘private’ sign to remind us that we’ll be enjoying a relaxed, immersive and very private visit. This historic estate harks backContinue reading “A Very Private Estate Retreat”

How To Get Involved with Devon Sculpture Park

Many of you ask us how you can get involved with Devon Sculpture Park (DSP) online or in-park. And we’ve noticed these requests growing since the UK announced the first phases of reopening post Covid-19 lockdown. There are a number of ways that you can get involved whether you’re an environmentalist, artist, gardener, arts enthusiast,Continue reading “How To Get Involved with Devon Sculpture Park”

10 Simple Steps to Help Solve the Climate Change Crisis

At DSP, it seems a day does not go by without people asking us what they can do to help with the climate change crisis. During the Covid-19 lockdown these requests have become more of a stampede. The most common question we get asked is ‘what simple steps can I take to do my bitContinue reading “10 Simple Steps to Help Solve the Climate Change Crisis”

Stay at the Lakehouse

The Lakehouse at Devon Sculpture Park is the perfect retreat for a staycation in Devon. The Capability Brown lake is mesmerising, situated at the top of the ancient cascade gardens, hidden by a beautiful horseshoe of trees that hang over the water. The Lakehouse is available to stay in year round. Book a weekend getContinue reading “Stay at the Lakehouse”

Getting Here

Devon Sculpture Park is based at Mamhead Park (South), Mamhead, Exeter EX6 8HE. It is 3 hours from London and 15 minutes from Exeter. Sat Nav will get you most of the way but let’s you down at the final stage so please print off these directions so you don’t miss the turning that SatContinue reading “Getting Here”

What to see and do

Several years ago we embarked on an experiment: the rewilding of our estate in Devon. We’re trying to ensure the restoration of natural ecological processes and the recovery of flaura and fauna. Rewilding the land is an important new discipline for environmentally conscious people. See how our project has progressed. See the changes to theContinue reading “What to see and do”

Exhibitions

DSP’s online exhibition ‘Looking for Clues’ by Terry Howe can be viewed online until 31 May 2021. Terry’s show is a playful yet thought provoking display of conceptual environmental art. We believe that environmental art on rewilded lands challenges and educates us about natural solutions to the climate crisis. We host a diverse programme ofContinue reading “Exhibitions”

Volunteering

We’re looking for regular volunteers to help with the art programme, gardens and rewilding (wildlife conservation). You can volunteer 6 hours a fortnight or more. When you’re here volunteering you get free food, learning, nature, art and fun! If you would like to volunteer at Devon Sculpture Park please email hello@devonsculpturepark.org. In the future weContinue reading “Volunteering”

Artist Programme

Devon Sculpture Park is all about environmental art in a rewilded park. Discover a budding new contemporary art centre with open-air and indoor exhibition spaces, artist studios, retreat facilities and natural stages for performance – art, theatre, music and more. We host a diverse programme. We put the artist at the centre of everything weContinue reading “Artist Programme”