PoliNations Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1BD, Birmingham
rom Friday 2nd to Sunday 18th September 2022, step into a city-centre forest garden of magical proportions where you will be welcomed by an epic array of colour and nature at PoliNations!
Giant architectural trees drink rainwater and create electricity using wind power, as the forest garden plays host to a vibrant and spectacular free events programme situated in an oasis of thousands of plants and flowers co-planted by the city’s residents.
Taking the form of an epic forest-garden bursting with living plant life and sheltered by 40-foot tall architectural trees in Birmingham’s Victoria Square, PoliNations uncovers the origin stories of many mainstays of traditional UK gardens, including the ‘Hybrid Tea Rose’ (hybridised China and Asian forms) and apple trees (imported from Kazakhstan). Together they paint a picture of the journeys, migration, dispersal of plants we now consider to be part of our shared ecological identity, celebrating our differences, our roots, and our future, and emphasising the importance of access to green spaces and a healthy planet.