Art in the Garden - 2017

Art in the Garden 2017 - The People's Vote

We've been astounded by the amount of visitors to our event this year: double that of any previous year! Thank you if you participated and we hope you enjoyed.
The results are in and the winning piece this year as chosen by you, is....'Peacock Wands' created by Shona Johnson (Ratho Byres Forge).
All peacock votes went into a draw for our team to undertake the serious task (with a little hilarity!) of picking out our 6 prize winners as follows:
First prize of £50 NHG gift vouchers - Ross Innes (Balerno)
5 runner up prizes of £10 NHG gift vouchers - Maureen Johnson (Edin), J Polson (S. Queensferry), Caroline Stevenson (Edin), Wallace Mair (Livingston) and Judith Morgan (Edin). Congratulations everyone!


The fourth annual art in the garden event is now running throughout July and August. Lesley has arranged for a dozen artists to install original pieces of their outdoor art in our themed display gardens around the outside.

She says ‘ I feel this is the best collection of art that we have had and am very excited at how all the pieces are looking in their very special settings". The pieces include work in wood, metal, ceramic, mosaics, sandstone and slate.

Of the 12 artists two are new exhibitors to the event – Nigel Bialy with his drystone Rossmhor in the woodland and Gary Kenny with Boris the Alligator in the dry stream bed. The others are very welcome return exhibitors with some absolutely gorgeous new pieces for everyone to enjoy.

Do make a note in your diaries to come and explore our gardens in July and August and delight in discovering the art arranged in them. Take part in The People’s Vote for your favourite piece – Everyone who votes for the winning favourite will have their names put into a draw to win £50 New Hopetoun Gardens Garden Vouchers with five runner up prizes of £10 Vouchers.

Hope to see you soon!