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Hellenic Torso

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Ruby Dancer

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River Torso

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Guardian

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Rajasthan Torso

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Carrara Form

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Dreaming Child

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Silk Torso

Coombe sculpture garden lies in the parish of bradstone. Remote and agricultural bradstone is one of the smallest and most sparsely populated parishes in devon. It lies in the far west where the land falls down to the tamar and where ancient trackways dissect a near complete medieval landscape. Close by the 12th c. church lies the tudor manor house with its striking gatehouse. In the valley below is Coombe a 16thc. farmhouse around which has been created the 1.5 acres of sculpture garden.

The garden is in a beautiful spring fed valley with many native british trees. It lies on a south facing hillside and in the upper reaches where the soil is stony it is planted with lavender, cistus, lavatera and wisteria. In the lower part where there are streams, pools and waterfalls there are moisture loving plants and trees. Roses and wisteria grow on the house and nearby is a packed herbaceous border.

By the mill pond where coots and wild ducks live there is an ancient stand of small leaved limes. Close to the pond is a vegetable garden and an orchard of traditional varieties of tamar valley apples.

Admission for adults is £4 and children free.

Monies from the admission, lunches and teas are donated to local and national charities and to local
good causes.

‘Not only are the sculptures wonderful but your gardens, home and setting are a fantastic wonder to behold’