EXCITEMENT is building for the return of a sculpture exhibition set amongst spectacular surroundings.

From next Saturday, July 29, the grounds of Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, in Coggeshall, will feature 300 pieces from 60 different internationally renowned sculptors.

The biennial show features pieces in a wide range of materials set throughout the gardens.

Rebecca Lee, general manager at Marks Hall, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the second Marks Hall Sculpture Exhibition.

“This is a prestigious event, which will showcase the work of carefully chosen sculptors in an inspiring heritage landscape.

“The inaugural exhibition was hosted in 2015 and was received as a huge success.

“The feedback from our members and visitors was overwhelmingly positive and we plan to better this popular event in 2017.”

Bringing art into the historic gardens is no easy feat but something that Rebecca has championed since taking up her role.

Rebecca said: “Seeing sculpture here deepens our understanding of the landscape, it gives us a different perspective of the space and makes us re-examine pockets of the garden that we may not have considered before.”

Marks Hall has worked with David Waghorne of Sculpture Events to produce the exhibition and 44 of the sculptors involved and new this year.

One of the main aims of show is to generate a great deal of interest in the estate, that is run by a charitable trust, who rely on fundraising and visitors to protect the special place for generations to come.

Sarah Edwards, who looks after marketing at Marks Hall, said: “All the pieces that are exhibited at Marks Hall are on sale to the public, and if 2015 was anything to go by will be extremely popular with the public.”

Marks Hall is open Tuesday through to Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, September 10. Admission prices apply. Visit www.markshall.org.uk.