Christ Church Gardens Nottingham

When This Tree Blossoms

We met under the blossoms in Christ Church Gardens, Nottingham
(also known as Ronald Street Playground) on
Wednesday 20th April 2022.
The Future Machine appeared, we met the children from Mellers Primary School,
we played music and the sounds of the weather as we waited for sundown
when we lit up the tree and took a photo to mark the moment.

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From Christ Church Gardens

In early Spring 2020 I walked to Christ Church Gardens every few days,
to see what was happening and whether the blossom was ready to flower.
For the previous 2 years a group of us have met under that flowering blossom and talked about the future.
But that was before isolation.
Now we have to rethink

Mellers Primary School

in Christ Church Gardens

We have been working with staff and children at Mellers Primary School
since just before the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.
Each year we have done a different activity with the classes in Year 3
involving the children building their own vegetable powered Future Machines,
a treasure trail around Christ Church Gardens and meeting the Future Machine.

In Christ Church Gardens with Iain Brookes

Woodland conservationist, Iain Brooks, is working with us in Nottingham on ‘When This Tree Blossoms’ and helping out with the school workshops at Mellers Primary School in Nottingham. He has been spending some time in Christ Church Gardens doing some research on the cherry trees, Spring and the impact of climate change on the seasons changing. Here are some of his thoughts…

In Christ Church Gardens with Iain Brookes

Woodland conservationist, Iain Brooks, is working with us in Nottingham on ‘When This Tree Blossoms’ and helping out with the school workshops at Mellers Primary School in Nottingham. He has been spending some time in Christ Church Gardens doing some research on the cherry trees, Spring and the impact of climate change on the seasons changing. Here are some of his thoughts…

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Rachel Jacobs

Artist

Frank Abbott

Artist

Iain Brookes

Woodland Conservationist

Lila Bird

Teacher at Mellers Primary School

Zini Pandya

Guardian of the Future Machine

Jason Kendrick

Arborist and Guardian of the Future Machine
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