A Vintage Garden

Alresford, Hampshire

I'm Jane the founder of A Vintage Garden. I’m very proud to be in my late 60s and still working! Each piece I create is unique. I may make many swallows, but no two are the same so when you buy a sculpture from me, you’re getting something that nobody else in the world has! Each sculpture starts with a single strand of wire to sketch the outline and is then interlaced by hand to create the three dimensional details. Sometimes my work is abstract, but always recognisable.

The story behind the business
Meet A Vintage Garden

As a child I had exposure to art and music. I focused on music and went on to teach. In my teens I won a place in the National Youth Theatre where I appeared in several West End plays. I then toured the Country as a stage manager ending up at the Edinburgh Festival where we won the best Fringe award. A few years ago, I had a serious accident which required extensive skin grafting to my right hand and was told that I could lose the use of that hand. Now, I play the piano and there is NO WAY I could ever consider not playing. I discovered weaving soft jewellery wire a fantastic therapy. I went on to play the piano again, but also discovered a new love! Around this time, I launched A Vintage Garden and became known for finding unusual pieces of art for the outdoors. I started making wire sculptures for my garden, and quickly took commissions. I am inspired by movement, grace and humour.

founder Credentials

  • 60s Plus Founder
  • Female Founded Business
  • Socially Positive


4 New Farm Road



SO24 9QS

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