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SOUTH AFRICA 2041
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It is a garden full of surprises and delights. As one wanders through the garden one discovers exquisite sculptures.
Sculptures like the enchanting girl by the British sculptor Edwin Whitney-Smith. She looks to her left to the boyhood figure of the ornithologist Sir Peter Scott, son of Captain Robert Scott 'Scott of the Antarctic' sculpted by his mother Kathleen Scott.
At the opposite end of the same terrace a white gable frames a bronze of Nicky and Strilli Oppenheimer's grandchildren, sitting on a banded stone bench by British sculptor James Butler.
On the next terrace a sea of veld grasses conceals a Dodo, sculptured by the Zimbabwean, Henry Munyaradzi.
A bronze by Renoir 'Venus Victorieuse' grace another terrace in the garden.
Next to the Woodland garden, a short, grassed alley offers a view of the bronze statuary Man and Women by the South African sculptor Louis le Sueur. The standing figure of the pair is more than six meters tall, among some of the tallest trees on the estate and against the rugged backdrop of the koppie. New foundry techniques had to be developed in 1967 to cast the figures.
There are a number of other sculptures to be seen ,some of them include a mysterious flute-playing monkey.
At the Entrance of Brenthurst Library stands a figure by Eduardo Villa.