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Jekka McVicar, The Modern Herbal Apothecary

Date 03.08.16

Time 6.45 - 8.15pm

Location Garden (via Boat from Arnolfini)

Synopsis

Join multi-award winning horticulturist and writer Jekka McVicar of The Modern Herbal Apothecary for a tour of Ballast Seed Garden.

Details

Jekka McVicar is the owner of Jekka's Herb Farm near Bristol. She is passionate about the use of and appreciation of herbs which has led her to form the RHS Herb Advisory Group which promotes the use, cultivation and interpretation of herbs in gardening, cooking and human wellbeing.  She is evangelical about people understanding and sharing the benefits of using herbs, particularly those living in an increasingly urbanized environment. Jekka will talk about the plants growing on the Ballast Seed Garden, how they have been used traditionally, their use today, and how the home gardener can grow and use fresh herbs.

Meet at Arnolfini Box Office

Bookings:

Boat tours are £8/£6 concessions and depart from Arnolfini, unless otherwise stated. Please book by calling Arnolfini box office on 0117 917 2300 or visit arnolfini.org.uk. All tours will be accompanied by a volunteer from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden who will be able to interpret the plants and provide information on the Ballast Seed Garden.

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A Seeds of Change: Floating Ballast Seed Garden brochure is available from Arnolfini.

Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden:

Located on Bristol’s historic harbour, just below Castle Park, the The Ballast Seed Garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves in June 2012. Constructed from a disused grain barge, the garden is populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city’s trade and maritime past.

 

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.