Home to England’s highest manmade waterfall, Canonteign Falls is a magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise. The waterfalls themselves descend for over 70m making this one of the most breathtaking attractions in Devon and providing a wonderful day out for all the family.

Ferns are the the birth place of fairies and here at Canonteign we have the perfect magical setting for our 12 new fairies and their 5 little friends. These exquisite wire sculptures have been designed and made by internationally renowned wire artist Rachel Ducker and have a wonderful, mystical quality about them.

Rachel’s brief was to provide artistic interest to complement the amazing array of ferns we now have growing up in the Fern Garden, without detracting from the natural beauty of the surroundings.  Said Falls owner, Kate Baylis, “We wanted something that would delight children and adults alike, enticing children to want to visit the Fern Garden again and again to search for them as they dance amongst the trees and ferns.  Rachel has surpassed all our expectations with these beautiful sculptures and has made the Fern Garden feel alive again.  Thank you, Rachel – we love them!”

Rachel is a British contemporary artist who lives and works between Oxford and Marrakesh.  Her training in life drawing led to her appreciation of the human form and the emotional dynamics of human nature which in turn enables her to capture something ephemeral, whether emotive or active, in each of her pieces.  Her pieces are untitled due to her belief that everyone sees something different in the sculptures.

Fairies at Canonteign Falls