Founded by art enthusiasts Nicky and Robert Wilson in 2009, Jupiter Artland is a ‘sculpture garden’; a garden with sculptures and other artworks scattered throughout the grounds. The garden occupies the estate of Bonnington House. This beautiful Jacobean manor house is located just outside of Edinburgh. It takes up more than one hundred acres and contains thirty-five sculptural works by artists such as Charles Jencks and Antony Gormley. In addition to the sculptures there are also five separate galleries.
There is no fixed path, so visitors can explore the grounds in their own way. Jencks ‘Life Mounds’ is the artwork that greets visitors when they enter the garden. These eight eerie man-made hills perfectly set the stage for the experience to come. Other highlights including Jencks’ ‘Cells of Life’, Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Stone House Bonnington’ and Anya Gallacio’s ‘The Light Pours Out of Me’.
They also organise talks, performances and other art events. Free school trips are available throughout the year, as part of their outreach program. Note that the garden closes during winter.