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Art Gardens

We are lucky enough to have a number of fantastic local and national artists currently exhibiting their pieces in our beautiful grounds at The Mill. As our exhibits have grown over the past year we have decided to create an Art Walk; a mini tour around our grounds, which details the pieces we are exhibiting and the artists who have kindly contributed them. It’s great fun for the children to explore too.

Our rambling gardens include our two latest additions; a traditional knot garden, as well as, our ‘Secret Garden’ which contains our newly renovated Victorian swimming pool, as a pond, complete with a stunning tree fountain made by family friend Julian Bailey.

Any new artists wishing to exhibit at The Mill please contact us on 01590 682219.

Featured Artists

Sallie Longman

Sallie lives near Mudeford in Dorset. She collects driftwood from the local beach, then lovingly turns it into her adorable, individual bespoke cottages and beach huts. She is also a brilliant photographer.

Email: Contact: 07801 247684

Chris Whittaker

Lymington based and on the edge of the New Forest (an endless source of inspiration and pubs), Chris likes painting foliage and all the messy bits of nature – the bits people either walk past or over without noticing.


Will Rochfort

Will Rochfort is a Hampshire based artist who works predominantly with oils. Having completed a degree in Fine Art at Kingston University, Will has since carved a successful career as a full time artist; the focus of his work being snapshots of people in time. Working out of his studio in his home town of Lymington, he produces paintings for a growing list of private commissions, galleries and high profile collectors.


Annie Jeffery

Local sculptor Annie uses limestone and plaster for her pieces. Her work reflects her interests in human, equine and botanical shapes.

Visit: Contact: 07733 328 244

Colin Phillips

Local designer and blacksmith creating innovative metal worked based on organic shapes. We are so lucky to have several pieces of Colin’s work in the garden – including ‘Cord‘, ‘Tree of life‘, ‘The Shard‘, ‘Bull rushes‘ and ‘South America‘ and our wonderful sign for The Mill. Commissions also taken for amazing and imaginative gates, railings and staircases

Visit: Contact: 02380 293 993

Gemma Wootten

Gemma specialises in wire sculptures for the garden and home. All her pieces are individual and made from galvanised wire. Commissions are taken.



Contemporary mirrored garden ornaments, such as our fantastic obelisk.

Visit: Contact: 01934 522 617

Julian Bailey

Family friend Julian was instrumental in opening our garden areas. He has created a magical ‘Secret Garden’ gate, constructed from a spider’s web, and has installed a stunning tree fountain. Commissions taken.


Michael Lythgoe

Michael creates carvings in wood. Look out for our gorgeous decoy birds in the restaurant conservatory.

Visit: Contact: 01452 712080

Michael Turner

Local sculptor specialising in recycled metal. Take a look at Michael’s life sized crocodile, dragonflies, standing hare, wasp, lizard and kingfisher in the garden. Also, his octopus, sardine tin and various insects, fish and flowers inside the hotel. All these pieces can be commissioned.

Visit: Contact: 07773 220 186

Pat Graham

Sculptures in glazed ceramics. Pat specialises in heads and torsos. Please enquire at The Mill for details and to commission Pat’s pieces.

Paul Jonkers

Jonkers paints in oils with a delicate touch and a faultless technique. Paul is fascinated by the mix of fantasy and realism conveyed by visionaries like Bruegel and Bosch.

Visit: Contact: 01590 688840

Rob Dyer

Rob is a tree sculptor who contributed a beautiful 150 year old ash stump, our lovely table tops in our cosy bar and our new cheese boards.

Trudi Lloyd Williams

Inspired sculptor Trudi creates breathtaking work using recycled materials that are site specific. Our beautiful Chandelier installation is made from The Mills recycled glass, plastic and a copper cylinder – suspended over the river it looks amazing. Please click on the following link to view the production and installation of the Chandelier at The Mill: YouTube Clip

Visit: Contact: 07973 411 695 Email:

Enchanted Trees

These trees are not made by local New Forest sculptors, but we just loved them.