Little Sparta Trustees: Magnus Linklater (chairman), Ian Appleton,
Victoria Miro, Duncan Macmillan, Ann Uppington, Ian Kennedy,
Patrick Eyres and Richard
Ian Hamilton Finlay has generously
given ownership of the garden and its contents to the
trust and its objectives now are to maintain the garden
to the high standard the artist has set, and to secure
the long-term future of the garden and its treasures.
It has launched a fund-raising strategy
in two stages -
To build up a Maintenance Fund of £1million,
with contributions from friends, supporters and organisations
sympathetic to the artist’s work.
To establish an Endowment Fund which
will secure the long-term future of the garden.
All contributions are welcomed with
How you can help:
- Become a Friend: for an annual subscription
of £50 by standing order you will be entitled to free access to the garden during normal opening hours.
Become Privileged Friend: for an annual subscription of £100 by
standing order you and a guest will be allowed free access to the
garden during normal opening hours. While stocks last, you will
receive a copy of a rare Ian Hamilton Finlay postcard when you first
a Patron: for an annual subscription of £500 by standing order you and
a guest will be entitled to free access to
the garden during normal opening hours. You will also be able to
arrange an out of hours visit each year for yourself and guests with a
tour lead by our gardener. While stocks last, you will receive a copy
of a rare Ian Hamilton Finlay print 'Rudder' when you first subscribe.
- Make a one-off donation.
For more information on any of these options please contact Laura Robertson by e-mail. The Little Sparta Trust is registered
as a Scottish Charity, no. SC023222.
Sparta, the Garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay, by Jessie
Sheeler, published in 2003 by Frances Lincoln, is available
from bookshops, but copies are also available at the garden and can be
ordered from the trust at £30 (plus £4 P&P) with all
profits going to the trust.