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Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)
Peter Scott (1909–1989)

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The sculpture comprises the figure of the late Sir Peter Scott and two Bewick’s Swans which are depicted nearby. He is shown drawing the wildfowl. Peter Scott was the only son of Robert Falcon Scott known as Scott of the Antarctic. Encouraged from an early age to be interested in nature, Peter developed a lifelong passion for the subject. A prolific painter, he started the World Wildlife Fund (now the Worldwide Fund for Nature) and created the first Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre at Slimbridge. Sir Peter always wanted a Wetland site in London – this site was created 10 years after his death.

Peter Scott (1909–1989)





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commissioned by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust along with Berkeley Homes

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The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust


The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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time restrictions apply

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Centre opening times.

Inscription description

metal plaque: Peter Scott CH CBE DSC FRS / Painter and Naturalist / 1909 - 1989 / Founder of WWT / This sculpture was commissioned by The Berkeley Group Plc. / to celebrate Sir Peter's vision for a WWT Centre in London. / Sculptor: Nicola Godden


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Located at

London Wetland Centre, Barnes

SW13 9BE

Located 20 m south-east of the main building.