Alex simply loves ‘art in the great outdoors’

Alex Hodby

Barrie Farnsworth meets the woman with a ‘wonderful job’ – blending great art with a world-famous garden at Chatsworth

ALEX Hodby has never forgotten her first visit to Chatsworth as an 11-year-old girl. “We went on a trip from my school in Stoke-on-Trent – and I thought it was a wonderful place. I have visited several times since – and now I have a job here, which is also wonderful!” Alex tells me. Alex was appointed back in March as Curator of Exhibitions & Engagement, giving her time to create a stunning exhibition called ‘Chatsworth Outdoors’, which opens on September 14 and will feature sculptures by more than 20 artists placed right across the famous 105-acre garden…