Christ Church Gardens Nottingham

When This Tree Blossoms

Future Machine appeared
in Christ Church Gardens and Ronald Street Playground
on Saturday 20th April 2024.
People made and brought along puppet creatures and plants
to rewild the gardens and we spoke to the future.

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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…

People

Rachel Jacobs

Artist and Future Machine's Companion

Frank Abbott

Artist

Iain Brookes

Woodland Conservationist

Lila Bird & Jo Lowy

Teachers at Mellers Primary School

Roger Suckling

Film maker and Artist

Martin

Guardian of Future Machine & Christ Church Gardens

Ismail Khokon

Artist

Ben Rodgers

Toy Library

Rebecca Beinart

Primary
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