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And now for something completely different with a familiar ending

June 19 @ 08:00 17:00

The coach will leave Moraira at 8.15

We will visit the Klein Schreuder Sculpture Garden near Benidorm.

This private foundation opened its doors to the public in 2004. Johannes Klein and Johanna Schreuder designed a beautiful garden shared by palm trees, rose bushes and cypress trees with an interesting sculpture collection. In 1996, the couple bought a 20.000 square metre abandoned orange tree plantation and built a house. Johannes designed a garden and Johanna chose the plants, trees and bushes that define this place. They planted 400 rose bushes, 100 palm trees, 60 rubber trees, 400 cypress trees and 100 privet bushes among many other plants.

In 2002, they installed their first sculpture in a fresh and beautiful garden. In 2003, they created the non profit “Klein-Schreuder Foundation in the Valencian Community” through which they offer artists the possibility of doing exhibitions, open air music concerts or ballets. At the garden you can also find sculptures by Johanna Klein-Schreuder in a permanent exhibition with 38 bronze and iron sculptures made by various artists. The artwork selection criteria is that art doesn´t need any explanation: the figure of people and animals talk for themselves.

As the weather is likely to be warm please bring a hat and some water. Johanna will provide chairs for us and as they don’t provide any type of refeshments she is happy if people bring along a mid-morning snack and coffee/tea if they wish.

The gardens are typical of this area and have changes in height so please wear suitable footware.

We will leave the gardens at about 11.00 am to travel to the Doll Museum in Onil.

Onil in Alicante has been the centre of the doll-making industry in Spain since the late nineteenth century. It still has many traditional manufacturers and produces goods for the Playmobil brand. The museum is in one of the fine houses of Onil. It displays the history of doll manufacturing around the world as well as in the region. Visitors see first how early dolls were made with papier-mâché and then watch modern presses for moulding plastic and machines for stitching nylon hair. They can follow the transformation from a first drawing to a final doll. Upstairs is a large collection of dolls and Playmobil figures. An exhibition presents the products of all the companies now active in the town, including Antonio Juan, Mariquita Pérez, Así, Berjuan, Famosa, Falca, Rauber and Nines d’Onil.

After our visit to the museum we will travel to the familiar grounds of El Campello with the fabulous La Cova restaurant, in which you can feast your eyes, not only on the delicious food but also the views of the marina.

I anticipate arriving back in Moraira at about 5.15.

As coaches are difficult to hire at this time of the year I can only have a 26 seater which means our costs for a day trip are a little higher than usual, at 50 euros per person.

Trip leaders Eileen and Ian Brown

To reserve your place or request further information contact:-

eileen.brown@u3amoraira-teulada.org

€50 p.p.

Eileen Brown

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