Sculptures at Allens Field
Published: Tuesday, 24th July 2018
Residents and visitors can enjoy new sculptures at one of our open spaces, Allens Field in South Ascot, after they were unveiled recently.
The new additions are part of a landscape and sculpture partnership project between the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and community charity Groundwork South.
Working with ANB Groundcare, Groundwork South’s chartered landscape architect Ruth Shelton designed and project managed the sculpture and path installation. The carvings and landscape features form part of an educational trail that depicts an egg’s journey to become a butterfly through its various life stages.
Cllr Samantha Rayner, lead member for culture and communities, said: “These sculptures will provide an incentive for local schools and families to visit the field, as well as teach them more about the fascinating wildlife that form part of the biodiversity of this beautiful park and wildlife area.
“These stunning carvings add another reason to visit a much treasured park in the Royal Borough.”
Landscape architect Ruth Shelton added: “I have long admired Groundwork South and am delighted to be included in such a great project. The inspiration for this scheme came from the sculptures and butterfly shaped earth work already onsite. It seemed appropriate to build on what was already there.
“The wood used was recycled from a Wellingtonia Giant Redwood tree taken down this winter and transformed by the very talented Mike Wood into these playful sculptures.”
Allens Field is off Liddell Way, South Ascot, SL5 9UT.