WEIRD and wonderful sculptures will adorn one of the National Trust’s leading gardens in West Wiltshire this autumn.

The Courts Garden in Holt is playing host to an outdoor exhibition of sculpture by two well-known artists.

Fiona Campbell of Shepton Mallet in Somerset, and Ian Turnock, from Congleton in Cheshire, have exhibited work with the National Trust in the past.

They will be setting up their Form and Fascination exhibition from 2pm on Wednesday, September 6.

Jane Stephenson Ingram, the Trust’s Visitor Experience Officer at the garden, said: "We’re delighted to be showing Fiona and Ian’s work in the garden. Both artists take their inspiration from the forms of nature, but each gives a different interpretation, making an interesting contrast on this theme.

“The sculptures have been set throughout the garden, which, with its range of formal and more relaxed areas, varied planting and rich autumnal colour, provides a perfect backdrop for their differing styles."

Mr Turnock and Ms Campbell both take inspiration for their works from the forms and structures of nature, interpreting this theme in their own unique way to create a series of fascinating and contrasting sculptures.

Their sculpture will be installed throughout the garden, with one of Ian’s pieces Horse Chestnut measuring 1.3m x 1.3m in satin stainless steel and mounted on a 44cm base being placed in the Lily Pond.

One of Fiona’s works, Tendril, is made of reclaimed steel and copper wire and will be wrapped around a tree in the Upper Arboretum.

Form and Fascination takes place from Saturday, September 9 to Sunday, October 15. The Courts Garden is open Monday to Sunday (excluding Wednesdays) from 11am to 5.30pm.