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WEIRD and wonderful sculptures will adorn one of the National Trust’s leading gardens in West Wiltshire this autumn.

The Courts Garden in Holt is playing host to an outdoor exhibition of sculpture by two well-known artists. Called Form and Fascination it ends on Sunday, October 15.

Fiona Campbell of Shepton Mallet in Somerset, and Ian Turnock, from Congleton in Cheshire, have exhibited work with the National Trust in the past.

Jane Stephenson Ingram, the Trust’s Visitor Experience Officer, said: “We’re delighted to be showing Fiona and Ian’s work in the garden. Both artists take their inspiration from the forms of nature, but each gives a different interpretation, making an interesting contrast on this theme.

“The sculptures have been set throughout the garden, which, with its range of formal and more relaxed areas, varied planting and rich autumnal colour, provides a perfect backdrop for their differing styles.”

Mr Turnock and Ms Campbell both take inspiration for their works from the forms and structures of nature to create a series of fascinating and contrasting sculptures.

One of Ian’s pieces , Horse Chestnut, has been placed in the Lily Pond and one of Fiona’s works , Tendril, has been wrapped around a tree in the Upper Arboretum.

The gardens open Monday to Sunday (excluding Wednesdays) from 11am to 5.30pm.