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Sat 30 May, 2015
Three themed gardens – Anatomy of a Flower, Sunseekers and Planting for Pollinators – will ‘pop up’ at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, South London at the end of May 2015. Designed by Head of Horticulture Wes Shaw and his team, the pop-ups will use bespoke planting to explore the themes of the Horniman’s indoor Plantastic exhibition.
Anatomy of a Flower is a 3m-diameter floral picture, to be created from 3,150 bedding plants in a vibrant red, orange and yellow colour scheme. Inspired by botanical illustrations, the design will show a cross section of a flower’s structure using four colours of Alternanthera, offset with Echeveria elegans and Sedum ‘Gold Mound’.
Sunseekers is a mass planting of sunflowers, which will be visible from one of London’s busiest roads, the South Circular. The 1,300 Helianthus ‘Prado Yellow’ and ‘Prado Red’ blooms, planted in a south-facing bed, will track the sun throughout the day, from July onwards.
Planting for Pollinators is a beautiful border which will feature multiple species chosen for their attractiveness to pollinators. Overlooking the London skyline, this spectacular display will provide a banquet for bees, butterflies and other pollinating creatures, at the heart of the Horniman Gardens.
Plantastic features interactive exhibits and games – including a bee’s eye view, sunseeking model flowers and a crawl-through root system – which reveal how plants feed, move, reproduce and survive. The family-friendly exhibition also explores how we use plants in our daily lives, and how essential they are for the world’s survival.
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