Ampthill Heights

Sculptural seating in the form of giant flowers containing flower beds and a series of toadstool-shaped play structures across 0.5 miles of landscaping adjacent to the housing estate.

Ampthill is rich in historical heritage and design themes referenced in the artwork include: Catherine of Aragon, who was resident in Ampthill Castle, Capability Brown, who designed Ampthill Great Park, and where the golden hare from the book Masquerade was found. A golden hare is “hidden” in every sculpture, providing a treasure hunt for children, whilst referencing the real-life treasure hunt that accompanied the book.

Client: Central Bedfordshire Council

Dimensions: Flower seating: 2m diameter, Toadstools 0.5 – 1m diameter

Medium: Fibre-glass clad with mosaic and hand-made ceramic tiles

Place: Ampthill, Bedfordshire

Year: 2014

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