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Flora's Garden, Maidenhead

Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites


Flora's Garden

Desborough Park,  Maidenhead
Commissioned by Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Sustrans
Commissioned after extensive preparatory community work by RBWM’s Arts Officer and Sustrans’ Commissioning Agent.

Our proposal consists of a Portland stone sculptural seat and drinking fountain incorporating a large carved maiden’s head with a ‘marble run’ play feature, a profile cut steel archway and screens, the poles of the archway support the screens and also carry the two lights.  There are two decorative steel cycle racks and a figurative bronze relief that covers the stoptap chamber, cast by Castle Fine Arts Foundry.

The local people carved small sections of the sculpture and in workshop designed elements of the steel work. Acorn Fabrications constructed the steel work to our designs. Move mouse to see image of the work a few years earlier - just after it was installed.


© Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2020