Get Involved

Take Part

We co-created an incredible, sensory and spectacular super garden of epic proportions in Birmingham this summer and we loved sharing it with YOU! Rooted in the themes of journey, diversity, environment and community, PoliNations is for everyone, and we needed your help to help us make it yours. Here’s how a lot of you got involved with us, and some ways you still can!

Download the PoliNations app...

Available now for iOS and Android! Download the app, and dive into The PoliNations Virtual Super Garden to see what your inner landscape looks like today.

Download our Education pack

Education Resources
Learn about seed dispersal, journeys along the silk road and the UK’s multicultural landscape with our Education Pack activities. These free resources can be used in classrooms, home schools or just for fun, with a host of interactive activities aimed at ages 7 to 11. You can download your pack for free below.

Pecyn Addysg:
Dysgwch am wasgaru hadau, teithiau ar hyd y ffordd sidan a thirwedd amlddiwylliannol y Deyrnas Unedig gyda gweithgareddau ein Pecyn Addysg. Mae’r adnoddau hyn am ddim ac modd eu defnyddio yn y dosbarth, ysgol gartref neu am hwyl. Mae’r pecyn yn cynnwys llwyth o weithgareddau rhyngweithiol ar gyfer plant 7 i 11 oed. Gallwch lwytho eich pecyn i lawr am ddim isod.

School Visits to PoliNations

We kicked-off the start of the term with a trip to PoliNations; we welcomed schools to explore the garden; where pupils marvelled at the iconic plant sculptures, wondered in our woodland areas, and stepped into the sensory spaces to get close to nature, in the centre of the city.


You got involved

Get your hands dirty
We invited members of the public to join us during our opening weekend to get their hands dirty and help us place hundreds of flowers, plants and shrubs provided by our expert horticulturalists into our beautifully designed garden.

Take part on site
PoliNations was packed full of opportunities for you to get involved. You...

  • Workshopped your own new look with expert costume, make-up and drag pros
  • Experienced the site on a sensory tour
  • Forest-bathed under the canopy
  • Listened to musical influences from around the world
  • Enjoyed a cup of Chai from our Tuk Tuk Chaiwallah
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PoliNations and Trigger
Trigger, Unit 1.1 Streamline Building, Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AS
Unboxed, Creativity in the UKCommissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK and also presented as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival
Funded by
HM Government
Northern Ireland Executive
Scottish Government Riaghaltas na h-Alba
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government
Belfast City Council
Cymru Greadigol Creative Wales
Branding and website by Peter & Paul