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How do you feel about this time of the year? Do the snowdrops and crocuses peeking through the ground bring a smile, or the nodding daffodils as they share their sunshine petals and trumpets from their sleep through the cold winter?
“Flowers are the music of the ground, from earth’s lips spoken without sound.” Edwin Curran.
What if we were tease Mother Nature by making flowers appear where there would be none. If it brought a smile to the faces of passers-by, surely it wouldn’t be a bad thing would it? You may have heard of the Guerrilla Gardening movement who make gardens appear by planting in dismal or derelict areas?
If flowers are the music of the ground, let’s see if we can encourage people to dance to that music like nobody’s watching!
The Project The next #wemadethishull project is called Instagarden Hull. The plan is to make handcrafted flowers and then to ‘flowerbomb’ some areas in the city centre to brighten up some corners, to disrupt some all-green spaces, to catch the eye and bring those smiles out to play.
We hope you will join us in this mission (it’s not impossible, it could even be fun!)
The Task The task is, between now and Easter Saturday, April 8th. We would like everyone to make flowers on natural sticks or bamboo skewers or wire or whatever, so they will stand up on their own in the ground.
The choice of type of flower, material, colour, size is up to you – we will need lots, please remember the leaves!
The Fun Bit! On Easter Saturday, all of the flowers will be ‘planted’ (sites to be revealed later!) so that they can be seen and raise those smiles on the faces of admirers and passers-by. Don’t worry if you are not around on Easter Saturday, we’ll arrange drop-off spots and then they can be planted for you.
In Between There will be some opportunities for you to plant seeds in your own beautifully decorated pots (all your own work, of course) so watch out for the dates and venues for those sessions too.

Instagarden Hull March 1 st April 22 nd 2023

Progress information available on the Facebook Group #wemadethishull – work in progress. If you plan to join in (fabulous!), please let us know – either here or on the fb group comments.


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