Sculpture By the Lakes is an unexpected wonderland for art and garden lovers alike. Simon Gudgeon – the sculptor and owner – has created an environment for art enthusiasts that blends nature’s beauty with inspiring works of art free from the constraints of enclosed spaces of a traditional gallery. Its tranquillity is carefully preserved as the owners don’t allow entry to dogs and children under 14.

For a family-friendly garden visit, head to Larmer Tree Gardens or nearby National Trust properties at Kingston Lacy or Stour Head.