The labs

We’ve called them ‘labs’ to fit with the project being a citizen science investigation. None of us are professional scientists, but together we can conduct basic botanical and ecological tests that will give us a broader understanding of both this site and all greenspaces.

Here lie the layers and areas of exploration for the garden. Splitting the project into these layers will allow the exploration to focus and the creativity to blossom. Come to all of them or just one. They’ll always be open, free and interesting.

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Charting the canopy

Finally the highest point of the garden, we look up to look back down, what are the trees that stand as pillars in the site.

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Meeting the wildlife

A wild garden, has wild life. Let’s try and meet those that call the garden their home. Dawn bird chorus and evening bat watch!

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Exploring the water

All greenspaces require water to complete their photosynthesis cycle. As well as the water from above, the pond is also a biodiverse habitat.

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Evaluating the shrubs

Moving above ground we take a look at the shrubbery and herbaceous level of the garden, the flowers and plants that make this.

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Listening to the roots

The garden is a communication network hub under the earth. Here we think about the networks above ground as well.

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Reading the soil

Join us to discover the properties of the soil. Understand the foundation of the garden and the strata of all earth.

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