While I'm staying at Armstrong Creek for this extended period of house sitting it has given me the opportunity to explore the region when I have the time at weekends. This weekend my sister was staying over and I wanted to go check out the Phoenix Sculpture Gardens at Mt Glorious run by Graham and Margit Radcliffe.
Graham is an incredibly talented sculptor and also a painter. They have a property at the top of Mt Glorious which they have landscaped over the 30yrs they have lived there and decorated the gardens with Graham's beautiful sculptures carved from stone sourced mainly from Italy.
Well worth a visit for the cost of a $5 donation per person. Margit provides morning tea at one of the many seated nook areas in the shady gardens. Nice place to be on a hot day. There is a bit of a walk from the bottom parking area up to the gardens and the paths require some dexterity to negotiate, not for folk with mobility issues.
Graham working on one of his sculptures. You get to see the artist in action and discuss his methods.
One of the galleries with work on display.
Some of the gardens surrounding the house.
One of the nooks amongst the Clivea and rainforest plants, ready for a quiet contemplate.
One of many sculptures on display.
Fountain and artwork near the house.
Lindsay meandering up to the upper garden.
The gardens are full of flowering Clivea in various colours and rainforest plants.
Lins channeling one of the sculptures.
The view from the top, out over the valley below, where morning tea was laid out.
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