Innovative oddities abound at Gibbs Farm

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Innovative Oddities Abound at Gibbs Farm

Truly one of New Zealand’s best-kept secret gems, according to travel site Atlas Obscura, is the gigantic sculpture garden known as Gibbs Farm.

In 1991, New Zealand-born entrepreneur and art collector Alan Gibbs purchased a piece of property on the edge of Kaipara Harbour. Immediately following his purchase, Gibbs knew that the property would eventually grow to become the world’s ultimate meeting place of giant sculptures and rolling farmland.

Over the past 25 years, Gibbs has hired 22 renowned sculptors from around the world to construct towering abstract sculptures atop the rolling hills of the 4km2plot. Every month, the farm is open to the public for one day, in which visitors will have the ultimate chance to witness the unique adaptation of innovative sculptures to an outdoor environment.

Perhaps one of the most famous…

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