Two new sculptures are now on display at a popular west Dorset tourist attraction.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens has welcomed a new sculpture collection by leading contemporary sculptor, Simon Gudgeon.

Visitors to the gardens can now see two of Simon’s most celebrated bronze sculptures, Reflection and Geranos.

Simon has attained worldwide recognition and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens joins an impressive line- up of high-profile locations which display his work, including Hyde Park, Kew Gardens and America’s National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Gardens curator, David Pearce, said: ‘We are very excited to be hosting Simon’s sculptures on display in the garden.

"His unique perception of nature balances perfectly with the design and feel of the Subtropical Gardens, combining art and landscape harmoniously.’

Reflection and Geranos showcase Simon’s 'signature smooth finish that captures the essence of spirit and nature'. His minimalist, semi-abstract forms 'depict both movement and emotion and complements the carefully curated floral arrangements of Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens'.

Simon said: “I am delighted to see Reflection and Geranos installed at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.

"Sculpture can uplift and enhance its surroundings, and the landscape at Abbotsbury provides an incredible space and mix of flora and fauna to elevate the experience created by the artwork too.”

Simon is also co-founder of Sculpture by the Lakes, near Dorchester, which is internationally acclaimed as one of only nine accredited botanic gardens in the UK.

The park offers visitors a tranquil, retreat-like experience across its entire site through its carefully curated collection of exclusive artworks, landscaped gardens, and high- quality facilities.