Explore Gibberd Garden’s sculpture trail & 7 acre garden

Harlow, Essex

The Gibberd Garden was designed by an uncompromising modern architect, and has been conserved just as he left it – tranquil, artful and beautiful.

A meeting of sculpture, architecture and horticulture – this is a garden to delight the senses and the mind.

Take a romantic stroll through woodland glades down to the Pincey Brook, with its multitude of streams which characterise the shady lower areas of the Garden.

Be intrigued by the collection of modern sculpture pieces Sir Frederick and Lady Gibberd acquired over their lifetime – from celebrated sculptors like Elizabeth Frink, to quirky pieces by young artists they knew.

Experience the world of these 20th century art-lovers and intellectuals in the Gibberd Rooms - conserved just as they left it. There you will find a little of their art, Sir Frederick’s models and books, and expert volunteer guides on hand.

Don’t miss the family-friendly sculpture trail, thrilling moated castle and tree swing for the kids, and lively events programme including music, theatre and open evenings throughout the season.  

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Hinge' by Paul Mason © Friends of Gibberd Garden
Head of Frederick Gibberd by Gerda Rubinstein © Visit Essex image
Coiled pot by Monica Young © Friends of Gibberd Garden
Mother and child by Gerda Rubinstein © Visit Essex image
Columns and four urns from Coutts Bank, The Strand© Visit Essex image

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