Barbara Hepworth’s studio at Trewyn, St Ives is a unique combination of sub-tropical garden and sculpture museum. Miranda Phillips, co-author of Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden led a guided walk around the inspirational setting – exploring the history of how the garden was developed and extended during the 26 years that Hepworth worked and lived, and also sadly died here in 1975. The garden has been in the care of the Tate since 1980.
Tucked away in the centre of busy St Ives, it was a treat to re-visit all the lush sub-tropical plants within this walled garden oasis. Some old favourites included the Agapanthus, Acanthus, Echium, Canna, palms, bamboo and ginger lily specimens. This sculpture is called Figure for Landscape (1959 – 60). WT