Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

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Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
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Art Galleries • Gardens • Scenic Walking Areas
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
TO ENTER AN ARTIST’S GARDEN IS TO VISIT ANOTHER WORLD. The Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden is a place of expansive vistas, scents and the sounds of nature, with tranquil groves, hidden paths and lush indigenous vegetation. The project began serendipitously in 2009 when Lewis hired an excavator on a whim and began shaping the contours of what would become the seven-hectare sculpture garden. Today, the artist continues to explore themes integral to his work in this serene landscape on the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain looking out over vineyards towards the ocean. Visits and tours by appointment only.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Charise C
65 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
The garden is beautiful. So peaceful to just walk around and learn about the sculptures. There is a small shop on the premises as well. Well worth the visit.
Written 16 January 2022
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_hannecorbett
Cape Town, South Africa93 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A definite must for all nature lovers ! This tranquil garden paired with out of this world art is truly an amazing experience.
Written 21 October 2021
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Douglas C
Somerset West, South Africa201 contributions
Aug 2021
This was our second visit to the Sculpture gardens. We were with friends who had not been before including a sculptor in her own right. Take it easy and allow at least two hours to meander and enjoy (the numbers on the map are not that easy to follow maybe some discrete ground numbers would help).The gardens are a stroke of genius offering their own distinct pleasure, especially with the flowers which appear. and the hills , valleys dams and streams, created for the display of sculptures appear natural and are definitely fit for purpose and display of the sculptures.

The sculptures defy description in terms of their uniqueness and the emotions they display :many evoke power and energy as well as other characteristics. the evolution of form from animal to human is very meaningful.

This is a must visit for anyone visiting the Cape even if you are not artistically or garden design inclined. Do not rush your visit and relax and enjoy. There were few others there when we visited which enhanced the experience. Numbers should be limited by management to enhance the experience.
Written 9 August 2021
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James P
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa29 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Without doubt one of the most beautiful gardens around The Cape. Walking through the paths and viewing the sculptures is a real treat. Easy walking and a totally immersive experience with one of South Africa's leading artists.
Written 7 April 2021
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Shaun F
Somerset West, South Africa436 contributions
Jan 2021
This is a first class exhibition. We, a group of 5, teenagers, parents and Granny had an amazing tour. (book the guided tour, the info is well worth it). The whole experience is world class and best of all you dont have to be an art fundie to enjoy, it's for everybody.
Written 26 January 2021
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Patricia B
Rosebank, South Africa31 contributions
Jan 2021
An amazing experience! The setting is breathtaking and the garden beautiful. An absolute must for people visiting the area.
Written 23 January 2021
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LAO
Somerset West, South Africa42 contributions
Dec 2020
Dylan Lewis is superbly talented. A genius in his depiction of shape shifting. The gardens are his finest piece of work. My 6th visit and depending on what time of the day I explore the gardens, I see and experience something new each time. Well worth visiting but one must prebook.
Written 3 January 2021
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lutherv2018
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Nov 2020
A wonderful morning out with magnificent sculptures in natural surrounds. Beautifully manicured gardens and friendly staff.
Written 30 November 2020
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Grietdup
Stellenbosch, South Africa23 contributions
Oct 2020
I can only be angry with myself for not visiting sooner. The experience of seeing such majestic art in the loveliest of indigenous gardens cannot be matched easily. Looking forward to go back again.
Written 11 October 2020
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Crazyredpepper
Plattekloof, South Africa609 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
You can not describe in words what you experience when you visit this garden. You step into a different world and leave everything behind for a few hours. I totally reconnected with nature. The sound of glowing water, the birds twitters, the abundance of insect life... The kids loved the skipping stones. The staff are so passionate and enthusiastic and loved to talk about the garden and sculptures. I have a feeling that I will be visiting quite often. The different seasons will change the garden in ways that I can only imagine.
Written 5 July 2020
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Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden is open:
  • Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00