The Little Sparta Trustees: Magnus
Linklater (chairman), Ian Appleton, Victoria Miro, Stephen Bann, Duncan Macmillan, Ann Uppington,
Jessie Sheeler, 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 you will be entitled to unlimited admission to the garden during
the season for yourself. You will also receive updates about the
garden's development and about exhibitions of Ian Hamilton Finlay's
work. The same benefits are available to two people residing at the
same address for £90 per annum.
- Become a Lifetime Friend: for a single payment of £400 you can enjoy Friend benefits for life.
a Patron: for an annual payment of £500 you will become a
lifetime Patron of Little Sparta. This entitles you to all the benefits
associated with being a Friend. You will also have privileged access to
the garden, by special arrangement, and you will be able to bring a
guest with you free of charge.
- Make a one-off donation.
To receive the Trust brochure, information on becoming a Friend
or Patron, or on making a donation, please contact Laura Robertson by e-mail.
The Little Sparta Trust is recognized by the Inland Revenue
as a Scottish Charity, no. SCO 23222
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.