Heights of Abraham Sculpture Trail

See groups of my willow sculptures representing the history and fauna of the area

I have been delighted to make five groups of figures and animals in willow sculpture form that represent historical connections with the area. They are displayed around the park at the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath and can be viewed as part of the entrance price. The figures include the Regency woman on a donkey and her guide as shown in this image. This was once the way wealthy visitors (including Queen Victoria) visited the pleasure gardens at The Heights. Other figures include a Shepherd with his Dog and a flock of Sheep, a Lead Miner and his Son, Children playing and a Stag and Deer.

Caroline Gregson
Willow Sculpture Artist

I have loved and been inspired by the natural world since I was a child and the ability to work as a Willow Artist and make willow sculptures representing the essence of animals, birds and other living forms brings me great pleasure. I love to represent movement and vitality in my work. My willow sculptures appear to have just paused in their setting before they are ready to move on. One of the nicest things anyone has said about my animal sculptures is that you can always see where they are looking!