Petal Power at the Big Weekend this Saturday

The team are on tour for Le Tour this Saturday, taking the first Saturday family fun activity to Parker's Piece for the Big Weekend.
Come and join in the fun at the Big Weekend on Parker's Piece this Saturday 5 July, when the BG team will be showing you how to make mini-gardens in tiny plant pots to brighten the smallest of spaces over the summer. We'll be in the Fun Lab from 12 noon - 5pm alongside colleagues from the other University collections.

Meanwhile in the Make and Create tent, we'll be looking for lots of voluntary pedal power for petal power in the Cycle Cinema! Three of the Garden's films, recently produced through outreach collaborations, have been chosen for show. A Man and A Dog is a brilliantly funny animation by Nikki Driscoll that recounts the day a poodle pushed the Alpine Supervisor too far. The Man who could Tame Robins is a delightful animation made by pupils at King's Hedges Primary School recalling Tony Offley who always had robins sitting on his shoulders as he worked about the Garden. Finally, Growing Pains: the Life and Times of Victoria Cruziana is a new film and animation sequence introducing the sex-change and beetle-kidnapping antics of one of the most captivating and challenging plants we grow at the Garden, the Santa Cruz waterlily. Here's a sneaky peek at the Man who could Tame Robins.
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