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New Zealand's rowers unveil sculpture

New Zealand's rowers unveil sculpture

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Francis Batt

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New Zealand's rowers unveil sculpture

New Zealand's medal winning rowers took to the land to unveil a special gift donated to the Great Park by their countryman - the sculpture John Edgar.

The sculpture called Lie of the Land was installed on Tuesday in the Savill Garden's New Zealand Garden at Windsor Great Park.

Rowers Storm Uru, Peter Taylor, Mahe Drysdale, Rebecca Scown, Juliette Haigh and Joseph Sullivan unveiled the work.

The New Zealand Garden opened to the public in April 2007. It showcases nearly 3,000 New Zealand plants and builds on the gift of a collection of native plants given to the Queen following a state visit in 1986.

Artist John Edgar said: “It is tremendous to see Lie of the Land in its central position within the New Zealand Garden. It is telling the story of the journey from the United Kingdom to New Zealand in one space, resting in a pocket of the New Zealand landscape in the heart of England."

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