Sudeley Sculpture Safari celebrates creatures great and small

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The animals went two by two: An ark full of camels, crocodiles and elephants have arrived at Sudeley Castle & Gardens to spread a peaceful message of coexistence with the natural world.

The Sudeley Sculpture Safari celebrates creatures great and small and spreads both a universal and local message of peaceful coexistence with nature. Visitors will encounter a safari trail of iconic life-size animal sculptures made from flowers, grasses and plants, from all corners of the world as they explore the castle grounds. Walk amongst a life-sized herd of elephants and follow the trail to discover a pair of rhino nibbling the lawn, kangaroos hiding in ancient yew hedges, and orangutans relaxing beneath trees – plus many more animals across the castle grounds. How many will you spot?

The Sculpture Safari is the latest chapter in a CoExistence campaign that began during the pandemic when a giant herd of elephant sculptures started a global migration from Sudeley. This year, ten returning elephants are joined by a two-by-two procession of our best-loved and iconic animals from all over the world. Each new creation is beautifully made in natural materials such as pampas grass, bark and flowers by All for Love London, a leading, internationally known florist.

Elizabeth, Lady Ashcombe, said:

“The return of ten beautiful elephant sculptures to Sudeley Castle and Gardens marks the launch of our 2022 season. This year, visitors will discover some of the best loved animals from around the world as they follow the Sudeley Safari trail across the grounds.  Along with the elephants, visitors will discover orangutans, rhino, crocodiles, zebras and hippo – all made from natural materials.

“The elephants have returned to Sudeley Castle and Gardens to share their story about the inspiring ways we can coexist with all other living beings that make our world magical –  from caterpillars to camels to nightingales and elephants. Sudeley Castle is proud to partner with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Elephant Family and Winchcombe Green Town.”

Sudeley Castle is open daily until 30 October 2022.

Entry to see the Sudeley Sculpture Safari is included with standard admission. Historic Houses members visit for free, and must pre-book online through Sudeley’s website.


Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5LP