Work is well underway and nearing completion for the Scraptors, a collaborative sculpture group of four West Country sculptors, who are creating a Sculpture Trail at Stourhead for September.

The Scraptors specialise in making sculptures from pieces of scrap sourced from skip, roadsides and recycling yards. Using materials such as old steel tools, pipes, wire, bristles, bins lids and bottle tops, they create individual and collaborative pieces which are often site-specific.  The Stourhead sculpture trail, entitled “Beyond the Garden Gate”, will be installed by the Six Wells lakes and woodland that border the iconic Stourhead Gardens (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-stourhead).

The sculpture trail is part of a whole month of activity to find out what lies beyond the horizon and why it is there with the theme of “Beyond the Garden Gate”.  As visitors explore the garden throughout September the storyboard exhibition will reveal the significance of the views you see into the wider landscape. Discover what's beyond the garden boundary, learn about the history of the landscape, its development and how the countryside areas of this vast estate are managed today.  The sculptures will explore themes connected with Stourhead - its history, wildlife, classical mythology of sculptures in the garden and buildings that dot the landscape.