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Henchman at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A Henchman Tripod ladder was used to unwrap 4.5-metre-tall specimen trees which were used to form The Garden of Good an Evil exhibit at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP).

YSP is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture, situated in the 18th-century Bretton Hall estate in West Yorkshire. It is the largest of its kind in Europe with 500 acres of parkland and five indoor galleries.

The team at YSP use its smaller Henchman to harvest and prune historic fruit trees. Recently, ahead of an important new exhibition, they decided to invest in the 16ft model to minimise the hire costs of other specialist equipment for safe working at height and to allow access within confined spaces.

Head Gardener Terry Lee explained: “I ordered this ladder because of the quality and usefulness of the one we previously purchased. The height is ideal for the job we needed to do, in this case install a series of trees which form part of a new artwork by Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar.

“The ladder enabled staff to reach the top of the 4–4.5m trees to unwrap them safely and to tidy areas that had suffered some shipping damage.”

Entry to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is free and the park is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 10.00 to 17.00.