The Garden is proud of its eye-catching, prestigious artworks which reflect humankind’s relationship with the natural environment.
The Garden has a regular programme of site based art, usually created by Wales based artists. The highlight of 2010 is a group show, spread across the garden by Sculpture Cymru. Click here for a copy of the Sculpture Cymru Trail 2012.
Stables Courtyard Art Gallery
May 2nd – 30th 2012. ‘Physicians of Myddfai Remedies’ – an exhibition of multi-coloured lino cuts by artist Judith Stroud.
June 2nd – July 31st. ‘Landscapes in Lino’ - an exhibition exploring the beautiful Welsh landscape and the weather in all its diversity by Ian Phillips
March 2012. Artworks by members of Celf Canolbarth Cymru – Mid Wales Arts.
Celf Canolbarth Cymru – Mid Wales Arts was formed in February 2009. The Art Society is currently made up of 35 Members who live in North, Mid and South Wales. The group consists of painters, illustrators, sculptors, ceramic, textile and mixed media artists. During the year we hold Exhibitions with different themes, on subject matters that challenge us to respond to the titles in each our own unique ways, drawing on a wide range of techniques and personal vision. The results are always diverse and stimulating.
We have some stunning outdoor sculptures by internationally renowned artists.
At the Gatehouse is ‘Thirty Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Eight’ ‘by Marion Kalmus, a huge inverted cone of glassy sheets, where running water continually cascades down the inner side, illuminated by up-lighting. Its simple beauty presents a stark warning to us all – etched onto the glass is the number of plant species threatened by extinction in the year 2000.
Moving up the Broadwalk is Scaladaqua Tonda, created by William Pye. The name of this water sculpture means ‘curving water steps’. Both this and Marion Klamus’s sculpture were commissioned with funds kindly donated by The Derek Williams Trust.
Running down the Broadwalk from the charming Mirror Pool is a curving Rill. Its shape was inspired by the meadering path taken by the River Tywi, which flows just a kilometre north of the Garden.
Over on Paxton’s View, ‘Pi’ by Rawleigh Clay is positioned in such a way as to create a viewing circle of Paxton’s Tower. ‘Pi’ was been kindly donated to the Garden by the Contemporary Arts Society for Wales.
Just below, in our Wild Garden, is ‘Tarw’ the Welsh Black bull, by Sally Matthews. This sculpture was commissioned for the National Botanic Garden of Wales by the Contemporary Arts Society for Wales (CASW)
If you’d like to create some art here yourself, take a look at our Lifelong Course programme to see if we are running any art based courses which might suit you. .