I then heard the other day that Wyndcliffe Court, (Chepstow, not Chester) was closing for good at the end of September this year. This made me reach for a map and try and see if I could work out a visit. Joy of joys, it not being in Chester but actually in Chepstow opened up an opportunity as I had a trip to Devon already planned. From where I live Chepstow is pretty much on the way down so my lunch time stop was decided.
Henry Avray Tipping. I confess I was not aware of him but he certainly planned a well thought out garden and was clearly an interesting man. I had one of those moments when I wished I could have visited the house and gardens in their hey-day.
I could have stood there for hours, it was amazing. I pondered whether the owners at the time thought the Severn Bridge enhanced or spoiled the view? Now it is just part of the view and to me it is rather a wonderful structure. I drove over it on the way home the next day which for some reason was slightly more exciting than I would have thought.
There are lots more sculptures to see than I have shown, I am not going to show you everything as it is a place to go and see for yourself if you can. Just remember, Chepstow is not Chester and you will be fine.....
but you only have until September 25th, so get a bustle on if you want to visit.
Other posts relating to this trip:
Hauser and Wirth