Little Sparta, Dunsyre

Name: Little Sparta

Alternative name: Stonypath

Location: Dunsyre, near Biggar

NGR: NT 5339 48915

Classification: Garden

Date: 1967 to date

Artist: Ian Hamilton Finlay

Status: Garden and Designed Landscape

Description: Garden by sculptor and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay housing visual poems and sculpture to create a unique blend of landscape, sculpture and poetry.  Situated in the western foothills of the Pentland Hills the gardens were developed incrementally since 1967. Planting is typically native and responds to the sites elevated and exposed moorland location.  The scale of planting is sympathetic to the artwork.

A visit to Little Sparta will delight and amaze in equal measure. Text by: Matt Benians. Proposed by: Matt Benians

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