A sculpture park set in glorious gardens and the wider rural landscape of the Wiltshire countryside, Roche Court is an ideal place for you to wander at leisure and to absorb both beauty and culture, well away from busy crowds.

The gardens at Roche Court

Roche Court is situated near East Winterslow, about 8 miles north-east of Salisbury. The house itself is very early 19th century, originally built for Lord Nelson, but whose death at Trafalgar meant that he never took up residence there.

The park is the culmination of 60 years work by the “grand dame of British sculpture”, Lady Madeleine Bessborough, who originally set up the New Art Centre as a Sloane Street gallery in 1958. In 1994 she decided to relocate to Wiltshire where both fledgling and established artists and sculptors could display their work against a backdrop of open sky, verdant landscape and grazing cows.

Sculptures in the gardens of Roche Court
Sculptures in the gardens

Today the grounds and exhibition spaces of Roche Court have new and changing exhibits by many distinguished sculptors including Barbara Hepworth, Antony Gormley, Nicholas Pope, Bill Woodrow and Barry Flanagan.