Sculpture Garden & Cottage
Garden - Museum - Gallery
** Now closed for the 2021 visitor season - re-opens next Spring **
An 18th century cottage and garden filled with an eclectic mix of art and artefacts.
In the garden, sculpture is integrated with a mix of traditional and contemporary planting in newly landscaped borders and pathways surrounding the cottage.
Within the cottage - in 4 well ventilated rooms - information about the history of the cottage and the family who lived and gardened there over the last 100 years, sits amongst original furniture and art installations made in response.
Sculpture in the Garden
Outdoor sculpture set amongst the plants in a number of garden zones. Art specially created to integrate with the grounds and planting. Responding to the built fabric of the cottage and the history of the garden as a source of sustenance and pleasure.
The History of a Listed Cottage
A chalk stone cottage with a clay peg tile roof dating back on maps to 1810. Full of original features such as the stairs-in-a-cupboard and exposed wooden beamed ceilings. Complete with information on the history of the family who lived there for over 100 years.
Art Installed Inside
Inside, artwork is installed in the downstairs rooms on the shelves, and in and around the hand-built dressers and original furniture. Made using materials found at the cottage or the locality and often responding to its past use as domestic rural village home.
'Meccano for Girls' and hollyhocks
Installations inside; 'Shrine' and 'Cave'
'The Quiverin' in the courtyard
Ever Garden is located in the centre of Brighstone village on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight. Just off the Military Road, 10 minutes drive from Freshwater, 20 minutes from Newport and 25 minutes from Ventnor.