Annual Sculpture Exhibition

The 2022 Sculpture Exhibition has now finished. Our next exhibition will open in June 2023. Our garden remains open throughout the winter.

Artists: How to apply for 2023

For possible inclusion in the 2023 exhibition, please click on this link to download the Call to Artists and Application Form

A PDF version of Call to Artists is here Call to Artists PDF

An Opendocument version of the Application Form is here Application Form (opendocument)

Then email your completed application to

Reviewing 2022:

There has been an annual exhibition at Stone Lane Gardens since 1992

Co-founder June Ashburner was a painter and local gallerist. She invited the strong local arts community to exhibit their work in the garden. They produced a diverse exhibition of mostly contemporary abstract sculpture and installations. We endeavour to sustain that legacy of diversity with an exhibition illustrating the continuing creativity of emerging artists based in or connected to the South West.

This year’s exhibition was opened, by Sir Tim Smit KBE, on 1st July at 3.00pm. Sir Tim announced the winner: Ashburner Prize Winner (2022) is Deborah Harrison for The Stone Totem. 

Exhibition Catalogue – click here

1st July to 31st Oct 2022

This was a selling exhibition. We welcome all enquiries about the sculpture and exhibition – contact Nick Parker

This year’s exhibition theme was ‘Connectivity’. Click this link  to enjoy Deborah talking to videographer and Garden Friend, Tom Law, about The Stone Totem, at Stone Lane Garden.

Stone Lane Garden is a beautifully landscaped RHS Partner Garden with National Collections of Birch and Alder trees. Groves of trees, pools and streams create a magical exhibition setting loved by artists and visitors of all ages.

Finally, our gratitude and thanks to the 2022 selectors: This year, the Ashburner prize winner was chosen by a panel of three: Sandy Brown, internationally renowned ceramicist, Penny Florence, author and professor emerita at the Slade and Stone Lane Garden Trustee, Sandy Lipo.