Chatsworth for me is the epitome of English countryside as seen in romantic films and on colourful posters – a country estate sitting comfortably in a valley surrounded by breathtaking parkland and boasting 105 acre of meticulously groomed gardens.
A joy to visit on any day of the year, the place seems to effortlessly combine 500 years of history with modern day living.
Chatsworth boasts a huge collection of art in the house, but a really exciting part is the display in the gardens – if you love park as well as sculpture, this place has a wealth of beautiful and unexpected sights to offer.
I first visited the place in November 2013 and discovered some picture-worthy pieces of contemporary art in the gardens.
In spring I thought I‘d go back and photograph the same sculptures surrounded by spring colours, but….. while spring colours were there as expected, the art was changed… and yet, it was not disappointing at all!
I witnessed the magic of seamless combination of old and new, the surroundings that have long, spectacular history with the newborn art still awaiting for its story to be written… The two worlds somehow sit so compfortably together, enhacing each other‘s beauty.
So now with the summer in full swing, I am impatiently planning another trip to discover contemporary art pieces awaiting a curious visitor in the gardens of Chatsworth.