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Easter Sculpture Festival

Friday 29 March at 10:00 am to Monday 1 April at 5:00 pm

Depiction of three blue tits on hazel branches with hanging catkins.
Trio of blue tits by Jo Whiteland

The Easter Sculpture Festival is back once again to unveil nature’s artistry at the botanic garden.

As we welcome spring with the blooming trees and vibrant colours of the flowers, immerse yourself in the world of art and nature with the Easter Sculpture Festival that takes place in the Botanic Garden. This festival aims to showcase the harmony between human creativity and the natural world with unique hand crafted sculptures, interactive workshops and family-friendly activities. Join the tours to learn more about the wonders of spring and wander through the garden for a visual feast of sculptures made from stone, ceramics, wood, metal, and wire by local artists.

Barn owl made of wire sitting on a tree trunk.

You will also get a chance to have a go at art in the form of willow weaving, wood turning, stone carving and

pottery. This year, we will also welcome art students from the University of West England exhibiting ceramic slugs and a prehistoric creature!

There will be refreshments provided by Chandos Deli to enhance the experience.

Book online in advance or pay by card on the gate.

Please note that we are no longer able to accept cash payments for entry.



Friday 29 March at 10:00 am
Monday 1 April at 5:00 pm
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University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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0117 42 82041

10 thoughts on “Easter Sculpture Festival

  1. I will be visiting the gardens for the Easter sculpture festival as I have for the past few years.

    Please can you tell me if tickets have to be purchased beforehand or on the day as i cannot see where to pruchase them on your website.

    I look forward to you reply

  2. Hi
    i have my mum visiting for Easter and this is something she might be interested in – could you tell me if the gardens are accessible for older people who use a wheeled “walking frame” ie rough paths, steps etc? and what the local parking situation is ie permits/on street/first come first served etc?


  3. Hi Andy. Yes the Garden has accessible tarmac paths throughout; regarding parking, there is a car park adjacent to the Botanic Garden. If you tell our stewards that you have a passenger with mobility issues, they’ll give you priority in spaces closer to the Garden.

    1. Hello, sorry we didn’t get back to you until now; all our events go ahead unless there are high winds or dangerous conditions.

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