DAY TRIP – Jupiter Artland, Kirknewton

Lose yourself in Jupiter Artland – a great day out for all the family

Jupiter Artland is situated a few miles outside Edinburgh and is a fascinating place to visit.  Situated in the grounds of Bonnington House, this contemporary sculpture garden is a feast for the senses and a wonder to explore. The environment that has been created, nurtures the art and draws the underlying power of the land into a series of spaces. This review covers a visit on a glorious summer’s day, but we have not included any ‘spoiler’ photos so that you can still get the wow-factor when you experience Jupiter Artland for yourself. You can read all about the works on display on the website.

Entrance to Jupiter Artland

Directions to Bonnington House can been found here. Look out for these magnificent gates which lead you up a road that winds through woods and opens out into a large field housing the life mounds by Charles Jencks which take your breath away and gives you a taster of  what you will find in this art wonderland.

Driving through to the car park

Follow the road around until you come to the designated car park for visitors and stay away from the private house on the left.  The owners, Nicky and Robert Wilson are kind enough to open their estate up to the public, so please respect their privacy.

Beautiful wild flowers

Head for the bookshop and pay your admission charge and you will be given a map to explore the grounds.  There is no set route around Jupiter Artland, it’s all about the discovery.  Please adhere to the rules specified and don’t be tempted to bathe in any of the water features.

Outdoor seating area (indoor also available)

Funky Cafe

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