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Bronze Garden Sculptures

If you’re looking to bring a sense of magic and enchantment to your garden, these stunning literary-themed bronze sculptures are the perfect outdoor feature.

Inspired by the classic works of Lewis Caroll, Beatrix Potter, Norman Thelwell and many more—these handcrafted creations will transform any garden into your very own captivating Wonderland.

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Alice in Wonderland

Height: 42 inches / 107 cm

Cold Cast: £6,500
Hot Cast: £28,000

Alice Enchanted

Height: 39 inches / 99 cm

Cold Cast: £6,300
Hot Cast: £26,000

Alice with Flamingo

Height: 43.3 inches / 110 cm

Cold Cast: £11,800
Hot Cast: £38,000

Alice (medium size)

Height: 21 inches / 53 cm

Cold Cast: £2,800
Hot Cast: £10,000

Alice - Penny Bronze

Height: 42 inches / 107 cm

Hot Cast: £26,500

The Sleeping Gryphon

Length: 19.7 inches / 50 cm

Hot Cast: £7,500

The Queen of Hearts

Height: 56 inches / 142 cm

Cold Cast: £14,500
Hot Cast: £50,000

The Dormouse

Height: 7 inches / 18 cm

Cold Cast: £500
Hot Cast: £2,800

The White Rabbit

Height: 21 inches / 53 cm

Cold Cast: £2,100
Hot Cast: £8,000

The Cheshire Cat Face

Height: 8 inches / 20 cm

Cold Cast: £450
Hot Cast: £2,700

The Cheshire Cat

Height: 22 inches / 56 cm

Cold Cast: £2,600
Hot Cast: £8,500

The Regal Rabbit

Height: 21 inches / 53 cm

Hot Cast: £8,000

The Caterpillar

Height: 39 inches / 100 cm

Cold Cast: £8,000
Hot Cast: £22,500

The Knave

Height: 37 inches / 94 cm

Cold Cast: £5,500
Hot Cast: £16,700

Mr. Dodo Esquire

Height: 15 inches / 38 cm

Cold Cast: £2,000
Hot Cast: £6,000

The Dodo

Height: 15 inches / 38 cm

Cold Cast: £2,000
Hot Cast: £6,000

The Dodo Mother

Height: 31.5 inches / 80 cm

Cold Cast: £6,100
Hot Cast: £21,000

The Dodo Family

Height: 31.5 inches / 80 cm

Cold Cast: £12,000
Hot Cast: £40,000

Dodo Chick

Height: 8 inches / 18 cm

Cold Cast: £450
Hot Cast: £1,600

Testimonials

What our customers have to say

In 2020, in Australia, during a long lock down, unable to attend the Chelsea Flower Show as our borders were closed, we decided to buy Alice Enchanted garden sculpture for our garden. We had seen Alice at the Chelsea Flower Show and loved her. Her whimsical expression is so divine. She has such a grandly naughty personality in my imagination!

James and Karen were awesome in communicating the process of creation, packaging, pricing and how she would get to us. Considering the size and weight of the parcel, the postage was not as much as you might think! She was lovingly made, packaged up in an enormous wooden box which was filled with cushioning sawdust, and made her way to Australia on a plane with DHL.

We love her so much and she brings us so much joy in a world that certainly needs it. In 2021 we purchased Mr. Tod and went through the grand adventure once more- he is a handsomely debonair rascal. 

Now my dilemma is how to convince the husband that there is definitely still a spot for a Rabbit or Hare in the garden and maybe Mr. Toad

Our range of bronze garden sculptures, handmade in the UK, are inspired by the pages of classic literature. Using traditional techniques, available in hot cast bronze or cold cast bronze, these stunning garden features can add a sense of nostalgia and enchantment to your outdoor spaces. The perfect addition to your garden alongside a Water Feature and Miniature.

FAQs

Can you leave a bronze statue outside?

Our bronze sculptures are perfectly suited for gardens and outdoor spaces due to their robustness (particularly hot cast bronze) and resistance against the elements. You need to be more considerate when installing your cold cast bronze sculptures, however, as they are less resilient than the hot cast equivalent.

Why are hot cast sculptures more expensive?

A hot cast bronze sculpture, the more expensive method, uses an ancient process which dates back many thousands of years. It involves creating a hollow wax image of the sculpture which is coated in a thick ceramic layer over a number of months.

By choosing a hot cast bronze sculpture, instead of a cold cast bronze sculpture, you can guarantee it will last generations—whether indoors or outside in the elements.

How long will bronze last outdoors?

A bronze garden sculpture will last a lifetime, and many generations after you. The natural properties of bronze means your sculpture is incredibly robust and protected against the elements.

How do you protect a bronze statue outside?

Although a hot cast bronze garden sculpture is incredibly robust, you need to be a little more careful with your placement of cold cast sculptures as they will not withstand any kind of blunt impact. Position your cold cast sculpture away from older trees or anywhere it’s likely to topple over onto a hard surface.

How do you take care of a bronze statue?

Cold cast bronze resin castings will ‘weather’ like bronze in that they will patina a verdigris finish if left alone. To retain their radiance, we recommend a neutral wax coating at least twice a year. The highly polished areas can be restored by using a metal polish and a buff up.

The environment your bronze is placed in will also affect the surface quality. Salty air, bird excrement, plants and trees which produce certain saps, all these substances can change the look of the bronze.

Cold cast bronze resin sculptures are not as robust as hot cast bronze, so please take this into consideration when handling them. Always choose a solid part of the sculpture when lifting, avoiding the thinner and more vulnerable areas, or other protruding parts.

For hotter climates, or in extreme heat, consider removing them from direct sunlight.

How do you keep bronze from turning green?

Because of the high copper content in hot cast bronze and cold cast bronze sculptures, they will eventually develop a beautiful verdigris patina. The `living surface’ will change over time to create a stunning natural green aesthetic. If you’d like to slow down this organic process, you can apply a neutral wax. 

What is bronze made from?

Bronze is made up of copper and tin, sometimes other elements such as phosphorus or aluminium are added in.

How can you tell the quality of a bronze garden sculpture? 

As well as feel the weight and innate solidity of your bronze sculpture, you can also visually see the mirror finish. While metals are usually shiny, non-metals generally have a dull appearance. Meanwhile, older bronze pieces will develop a warm, rich patina on the surface. 

There should not be white, crusty film or white dust on any part of the bronze sculpture. This is a sure sign that the piece is not genuine bronze. It’s also possible to use a plastic magnet to test the quality of your bronze sculpture. As magnets are attracted to ferrous metals such as cast iron, if your magnet sticks, you can be sure that it’s not the real thing.

You can also perform a simple tap test to check the quality of the bronze. If you strike a hollow place on the sculpture with a wooden dowel, true bronze will produce a satisfying ring, assuring you of its authenticity.

Is there a weight difference between hot and cold cast bronze?

As a hot cast sculpture uses a pure molten bronze, as opposed to a bronze resin composite, the weight difference, and, in turn, the robustness, is considerable. It’s also worth noting that due to the difference in the casting process, there are some subtle differences in size between the two sculptures. An Alice in Wonderland garden sculpture in hot cast bronze, for example, will be approximately 3% smaller than its cold cast counterpart. The process of making both hot and cold cast bronze sculptures is fascinating.

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