Tour for Gardeners of the Ballast Seed Garden and University Botanic Garden

Date 20.04.13

Time 11am - 4.00pm

Location The Floating Garden (via Boat from Arnolfini) & Botanic Gardens


This fascinating two part tour will begin with a boat trip from Arnolfini to the garden, and finish with a tour at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. Tour host Nick Wray, Curator at the University Botanic Garden will explain the principles behind the design, how the plants are raised, established, and how the display will be developed in the future.


A series of events accompanying the external project Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden

£18 / £16 Concessions. To book tickets call Arnolfni box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email:: /

Ferry to the garden and bus to the Botanic Garden are included in the ticket price.

Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.