Sculpture by the Lakes

When: 27 June 2021: 10am - 4pm


Entry is by ADVANCED BOOKING only. The tickets will have hourly allocated slots throughout the day. A booking fee applies and is included in the ticket price.

The online ticketing link will go live approximately one month before the date of the Fair.


Due to deep and fast flowing water, unfortunately dogs and children under the age of 14 (including babies) are not admitted.

Sculpture by the Lakes has been described as one of the most beautiful and unique sculpture parks in UK. Established in 2011, the 26 acre park is a place where you can experience art and the landscape. Set alongside Dorset’s River Frome with lakes, small streams, meandering woodland paths as well as more formal gardens, it is the perfect place to spend the day.

The gardens follow a relaxed flowing design reflecting the shape and movement of many of Simon Gudgeon’s sculptures. Evergreens are used throughout giving interest and structure all year round and a backdrop to the colours of spring and summer.  Dramatic sweeps of clipped hedging and grasses frame the raised walkway and give an alternate view of the formal pergola and wildflower meadow beyond.

The quarter acre Kitchen Garden supplies The Gallery Café with fresh produce daily whilst a range of studios and work spaces host workshops, art courses, gardening lectures and creative master classes.


Making a Sculpture Park

Starting a National Collection - An Obsession with Forsythia


Admission is £8.75 and includes the Fair and Gardens. Price includes booking fee.

Sculpture by the Lakes Season Ticket Holders Free

This is a substantial reduction on the normal admission fee!



The tickets will have hourly allocated slots throughout the day, in order to spread the number of visitors across the day, but once you have arrived at the Fair you are welcome to stay as long as you like up to the closing time of the event. If you are delayed and arrive late for your time slot, don't worry - we'll still let you in!

Please note that no other concessions are valid on the day of the Fair.


Ample parking in a large field near to the gardens. Blue badge parking immediately adjacent to the garden entrance.


Disabled access is limited; however, it is possible to go around the lakes in a wheelchair or mobility scooter. We recommend you leave extra time for your visit and are aware that the paths will be uneven in places and extra assistance may be required. Toilet facilities with disabled access available.


Arrangements for refreshments will be advertised nearer the time of the event, and will depend on the nature of Government restrictions in place at the time of the Fair. However, as a minimum we hope that takeaway drinks and snacks will be available from the Café by the Lakes.


Picnics are welcome in the Sculpture Park, but not in the car park, please.

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Sculpture by the Lakes,
Dorset DT2 8QU
07720 637808