Giant tree sculptures tower over Birmingham ‘super garden’ – PoliNations

Giant trees which have been created as part of an urban oasis in the heart of Birmingham have been revealed. The 11-metre-tall sculptures have been installed in Victoria Square alongside 6,000 plants and flowers.

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Residents from 60 community groups have grown marigold flowers over the last 4 months for the event. PoliNations runs until 18th September as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, a series of cultural events around the city’s hosting of the commonwealth games. It is also a music festival which will play out across two main stages, with two festivals planned.

Free activities will include, external yoga, Tai-Chi, garden tours, workshops, sensory experiences and talks by food growers and gardeners, as well as live music, dance and drag performances.

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Organisers, Trigger Collective, said the majority of plants in UK city gardens came from overseas and that PoliNations celebrated “the cross-pollination that has shaped british culture”.

“The PoliNations programme is the result of collaborations with members of many diverse communities and it’s a true celebration of cultural diversity, individuality and self-expression.”

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Source | BBC News

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15th September 2022