Coming June 2019

A one-of-a-kind Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture will be displayed on the Highfield front lawn!

Highfield Hall & Gardens was selected from worldwide venues for a monumental stick sculpture by internationally-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty. This living sculpture will be on Highfield’s front lawn for two years for visitors and the community to enjoy.

There will be numerous programs and special events to celebrate and embrace the creativity of this beautiful, interactive art.

Stick sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty weaves tree saplings on-site within three weeks to create site-specific sculptural installations. Over the last thirty years, he has built over 250 impressive works, and become internationally acclaimed. His sculpture has been seen worldwide—from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States!

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Walker, Director of Development, at 508-495-1878, ext. 311 or email

Read this interview to learn more and view additional Patrick’s sculptures.

There’s a lot more to discover on the Stickwork website.

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2015. Photo: Brianna Brough/Chapel Hill Magazine
Patrick Dougherty
Photo: Brianna Brough/Chapel Hill Magazine (2015)
A Waltz in the Woods (2015) Morris Arboretum of UPA, Philadelphia, PA. Photos: Rob Cardillo
Close Ties (2006)
Photo: Fin Macrae (Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Dingwall, Scotland)
Far Flung (2018) Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH Photo: Robert A. Flischel Head Over
Far Flung (2018)
Photo: Robert A. Flischel (Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH)


Stickwork Sculptor Patrick Dougherty



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