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Over 50 statues for visitors to enjoy from The Beatles to Shakespeare

THERE were plenty of heroes and villains in the garden for visitors to enjoy so the choice was anything from a group of marauding Spartans to The Beatles.

The Garden of Heroes and Villains near Dorsington is home to more than 50 life-size, bronze statues of some of the most iconic figures in history and were on show to the public recently.

Only open for a limited number of days each year, this private sculpture garden was commissioned by the Heart of England Forest’s late founder, Felix Dennis, and it is one of the largest and most personal collections of figurative sculptures in the world.

After his death the garden was bequeathed to the Heart of England Forest and remains a centrepiece for fundraising activities.

Children and adults roamed around the expansive gardens which include statues of Alice in Wonderland, RAF pilots scrambled for action in the Second World War, The Owl and the Pussycat, William Shakespeare and Sir Winston Churchill.

Further open days are planned later in the year.

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