The garden is a celebration of Rhys who died in 2011 at the age of 21. Rhys was an inspiration to his mother who’s idea the garden was.It is to become a centre of inspiration and exploration for children and exemplifies Rhys’ love of literature. A long bench is carved for Rhys incorporating his interests in literature, poetry, music and life.
‘ By curves come all things to their goal’. This beautiful phrase by Nietzsche, who Rhys loved, sums up the convoluted ways our lives unfold and is inscripted into the bench.
The entrance portal is a gateway made from organically shaped oak forms.
New signposts and Sculptures for Sot’s hole, Sandwell Valley, West Bromwich.The Friends of Sot’s Hole attained funding from the Lottery’s Community Spaces Scheme for Graham to produce designed and carved signage for new paths in Sot’s Hole. This was supported by Sandwell MBC and overseen by Jo Miskin, Community Developement Officer.Made from Sweet Chestnut and Oak, designs were helped along by children from 4 local schools.
Prince Rupert was a cousin of Charles 1 and during the English Civil War in the 17th Century Rupert fought for the Royalist cause from a Headquarters at Wollescote Hall. Continue Reading →