stories and illustration

The Cement Menagerie 2


June 17, 2015 - Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. Thank you for reminding me of this. We took our kids several years ago and I had forgotten how wonderfully surreal it is.


    Comment by hillsofnottingham | June 17, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks for commenting, Charlotte, and really nice to know that you took your children there too. I was with my three grandsons this time. I do think it is a special garden, and the surreality is enhanced by the setting. I just love the place. It’s only a few miles away from where we live.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | June 18, 2015 | Reply

  2. pretty awesome !


    Comment by debiriley | June 17, 2015 | Reply

    • Hi, Debi. Yes, it is rather an amazing place. It has to be visited to really be appreciated, as the scale of things is so strange, and there are all kinds of inscriptions and small details – it has a kind of magic for me. The history of the garden is well worth looking into. The garden is just in this small village, hardly signposted, nobody at the gate, no charge, only a collection box that one has to search for a bit. The garden looks out over beautiful North Northumberland fields. Strange to think of the Battle of Flodden taking place in this peaceful place.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | June 18, 2015 | Reply

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