Sculpture in the Garden by Chris Kampf at East Lambrook Manor Gardens.

Silver Street, East Lambrook, South Petherton, TA13 5HH

Sculpture in the Garden by Chris Kampf at East Lambrook Manor Gardens.


From now until Saturday 14th September a late summer addition to the iconic cottage garden at East Lambrook Manor will be ‘May Contain Seeds Two’, a display of beautiful metallic garden sculptures by multi-talented Somerset sculptor Chris Kampf, and the second major exhibition of his work to be held there.lambrook1.jpg

Kampf trained as a jewellery designer and silversmith and worked in this field for several years before the desire to work on bigger things seized him. He began by designing several sculptures based on ferns which were a big success and he now enjoys the freedom of working on a much larger scale.

The inspiration for Kampf’s latest work comes from nature. The humble hedgerow has given him the most opportunity to expand on his theme with cow parsleys, teasels, grasses, wild roses and ferns making up the majority of his designs. More recently flowers have been introduced, such as rudbeckia and allium, and, in February of this year, his snowdrops proved a big hit with keen collectors of the white winter flowers, otherwise known as ‘galanthophiles’, who use the sculptures to mark their precious clumps of snowdrops - proving that now you can have snowdrops in your garden all year round, albeit metal ones!

His sophisticated plant-form inspired metalwork has been suitably sited throughout the beautiful gardens bringing a touch of excitement at a time of year when the abundance and lushness of summer is beginning to give way to the mellowness of the approaching autumn.

Tea or coffee and delicious cakes can be enjoyed in the Malthouse Café and the Margery Fish Plant Nursery, also situated in the garden, sells cottage garden plants and interesting perennials.

Entry to both is free but to see the sculptures normal garden entry applies, however readers of What’s on Somerset can take advantage of the 2-for-1 entry offer with the ad on page 15.

Opening Hours

Open 10am to 5pm February to October, Tuesdays to Saturday and BH Mondays plus Sundays in February and May to July.


Adults- £6
Over 65s- £5.50
U16s free

Free entry to café, gallery and nursery.


Sculpture in the Garden by Chris Kampf at East Lambrook Manor Gardens.
Silver Street
East Lambrook
South Petherton
TA13 5HH


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