Open House & Sculpture Garden

Bluebell Cottage, Underhill Lane, Clayton, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9PL

Tel: 07803 589 059

Weekends - 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th May | 11am to 5 pm

Open by appointment on weekdays

Sculpture by Felix Valdelievre

Sculpture by Felix Valdelievre

For the very first time I will be opening my home and gardens, which nestles on the South Downs just outside Brighton. The house and gardens is a works in progress project and, after 4 years of development, I want to share with you the story so far.

Over the coming weeks we have been preparing the space, land clearing, unpacking the cabin that housed our belongings while the house has been developed. We have enjoyed getting in touch with the land and planning the exhibition.

For me it is an opportunity to exhibit sculpture in a natural environment other than the gallery.

I am proud to say it is a predominantly European exhibition, showcasing contemporary art and sculpture from artists from the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and UK.

Clare Maria Wood - Paintings

Bernard Lodge - Prints  

There will also be other delights from my stable of artists

Travel, parking and visiting information

Location: Bluebell Cottage is on Underhill Lane, Clayton, between Pyecombe and Ditchling. Nearest Bus stop Jack and Jill pub, with regular buses from the Old Steine, Brighton bus stop D and bus numbers 270 and 271. From the Jack and Jill Pub it is about 12-15 min walk from there. Nearest train station Hassocks 30-35 min walk. Alternately take a taxis, please book in advance Five Star 01273 846666

The drive is shared and steep, with limited parking at house. A better option is the recreation ground car park, opposite the church in Clayton, a 10-12 min walk through the village to Bluebell Cottage. Look for the AOH sign on Underhill Lane. Please drive carefully on the lane as it is used by walkers, cyclists and riders.

The garden and outdoor space are on many levels and there are uneven structures and ground levels, please wear suitable attire and footwear.