Home to a king

21 Mar 2010 – 30 Aug 2010

Event times


Cost of entry

Free (parking £4)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Wakefield, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • For West Yorkshire timetables call 0113 245 7676, for South Yorkshire timetables call 01709 515151 alternatively, visit www.wymetro.com
  • Wakefield Westgate is the nearest main line station, around 7 miles from YSP. A taxi from the station costs approx £10. London King's Cross to Wakefield takes around 2 hours.

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Home to a King comprises a series of ten nest-boxes sited throughout the parkland, each featuring crossword clues based on the names of British trees. These can be used to complete the crossword in an accompanying free guide. Each nest-box is designed to house a particular species of bird found at YSP and is colour matched to the leaves of the tree on which it is hung, enabling the project to become an important part of the Park's natural habitat. Home to a King at YSP is part of a larger ongoing project by Finlay in which he has sited next-boxes at various locations in the UK, including Durham University Botanic Garden (County Durham), Brogdale Farm (Kent), Springburn Park (Glasgow), George Square Gardens (Edinburgh), Cove Park (Scotland), Killhope Lead Mining Museum (County Durham), and St Andrews Botanic Garden.

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