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54GARDENS?SUMMER 2012WWW.NTS.ORG.UKThreave provides anideal environment for enjoying sculpturessuch as, from top,Bone Form 1, by JennyPope; St Francis, byRonald Rae; Fox, byElizabeth Waugh; andRed Kite, by Dawn Rhodesof gardening here. The school quickly developed aninternational reputation and today its successorcontinues that excellence in teaching practice.The immediate thing that hits you on a visit toThreave is the intense level of activity. This is verymuch a living environment, with gardeners constantlyat work. It is something of a contrast, then, to visitthe placid space of the newly installed sculpturegarden. The works have been placed discreetly out of thegeneral view within the hedged confines of theformal garden, which sits in a location on the westside of Threave Garden, close to the house. This initself is an inspired move, enabling visitors to choosewhether or not they wish to encounter art on theirvisit. Those who do are in for a treat.Entering through the break in the hedge you areconfronted by the large white abstract entitled BoneForm 1. This is the work of Jenny Pope, who iscurrently working at Edinburgh sculpture workshopand who had approached the Trust with a view toshowing her work.Turn to the right and you encounter the smallanimal sculptures of local sculptor Elizabeth Waugh,a cat, an otter and a fox, all of them at once stylisedand naturalistic and at home in this rural environment.Up on the raised stone plinth at the end of thegarden sits an intriguing Hepworth-like pierced form,which, the sculpture garden's project manager GeorgeThomas explains, has been in the garden for a while."We raided other sculptures and put them into theformal garden," says George, who was a student atThreave and currently works there as a volunteer.? -01292 590442Not just another housing development.A sustainable community with a timeless traditionaldesign and great attention to detail.Knockroon visitor centreand show homesDumfries House Estate, AyrshireFollow sat nav KA18 1AN. All welcomeOpen 7 Days 11am - 5pmin association withGallowayCountryFair18th &19thAugust 20129am -6pmThornhill Dumfries & GallowayDG3 4AQ01848331555ADVANCED TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE & FISHING VILLAGESincluding:Gunmakers Row, Spaniel Trainer, Scottish National Gundog Team, Casting Clinics...CLAY SHOOT COMPETITION£1,000INCASH PRIZESBASC COACHING LINEDUMFRIES & GALLOWAY LOCAL FOOD HALLBUCCLEUCH MAIN ARENAincluding:Les Amis d'Onno Medieval Jousting Troupe, Elite Falconry, Motorcycle Stunt Rider...QUEENSBERRY HERITAGE ARENAincluding:Highland Games, Scottish Country Dancing, Pipebands...PLUSCraft Marquee, Army Assault Course, VT10 Aerial Display, Funfair, Laserquest...Caravan & Campsite:£85Three nights incl. admission both days for 4 peopleFamily entertainment for all.FOUR FREE FAMILY TICKETS TO GALLOWAYCOUNTRY FAIR UP FOR GRABS!Simply answer the question below and enjoy a day of family funat the Galloway Country Fair...Q:Which Castle is home to the Galloway Country Fair?Send your answer, name and preferred date together with your postal address anddaytime telephone number on a postcard to: Galloway Country Fair competition,Scotland In Trust, 91 East London Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4BQAlternatively, visit winner will be the first correct entry drawn on 31st July 2012. Please indicate on your entry if you prefernot to receive information from carefully selected companies. Editor's decision is final. No cash alternative isavailable and the prize is non-transferable. Travel is not included. Normal Trust rules apply.