You might have noticed that we’ve been talking a lot about the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park recently. For the second year running, Bruntwood is headline sponsoring the show, creating our own garden and hosting a variety of events throughout our space.
Working with Planit-IE and Hultons, this year, we have created ‘The Bruntwood Experiment’. The garden will be championing urban greening and the plants that we often pass off as weeds, but are actually vital in helping us to reduce climate change. Throughout the weekend, Planit-IE and Hultons will be holding workshops on how to create suspended plants like those featured in the garden. You’ll be able to find out just how easy these are to make and use them to green your own homes.
With a strong focus on science in the Bruntwood garden this year, we’re also welcoming the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) to our space at the Flower Show. MOSI will be hosting a series of workshops and experiments in the garden. These will include fun, science experiments based around cotton, as they draw reference to its importance in Manchester’s rich heritage.
On Saturday, we’ll be joined by BBC Front Row presenter Kirsty Lang, as she chairs a discussion on the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Kirsty is chair of the board of judges for the 2017 prize and will be joined on the panel discussion at RHS Tatton by award-winning actor Don Warrington and prize-winning playwrights James Fritz and Kendell Feaver. Both playwrights will be seeing their plays performed at this year at the Royal Exchange Theatre.Together, they’ll be discussing the importance of new writing and answering questions from the audience - a must see for anyone interested in theatre.
Finally, our friends at City of Trees will be at our Bruntwood Experiment garden all weekend, offering plants in exchange for your stories and memories about plants and trees. Just tell them your story and you’ll be given a small tree to take home and plant, adding to the 227, 276 that have already been planted to date.