June - September 2022






Weston Artspace
73 High Street
BS23 1HE

Grow Feral

Seeing Green Wednesdays

Creatively connecting with nature through plants, and all things green.

We held a series of creative workshops and hands-on making and doing sessions that explored the symbiotic relationship of all of the natural world – humans, creatures, plants, land and earth, as a radical act of gardening and growing together.  

We worked towards co-creating a new horticultural installation at the Grow Feral micro-garden in the Italian Gardens with environmental artist Jo Lathwood, and local artists and horticulturalists. 

Workshops completed:

22 June, Green Visioning

With artists Jo Lathwood and Karen Blake. Creatively imagining a new installation and re-imagine the town as an oasis of nature and greenery.

29 June, Seed Saving to Save the Planet

Artist and community gardener Karen Blake led participants on a short walk around the town centre to see what areas could become a green oasis. They then looked at how guerrilla gardening can be used to bring nature into the urban environment, learning techniques for saving seed from a variety of different plants.

6 July, Green Storytelling

Led by a local writer, this was an opportunity to get creative with words, talk to the plants and weave nature with storytelling!

13 July, The Art of Botanics

Explored a range of plant crafting and printing methods.

Jayne Butler explored different methods of printmaking, including batik and waxed screen printing, to create botanical prints. There was also the opportunity to create work to be incorporated into the horticultural installation at the micro garden. 

20 July, The Art of Botanics

Explored a range of plant crafting and printing methods.

Artist Susannah Crook created and used earth pigments and paints in her own artwork, which are handmade using natural materials and plants. Participants learned how to create their own natural art supplies, and had a go at making your own artwork with them.

27 July, Installation install:

Participants helped to install the new horticultural installation and plant the micro-garden with lead artist Jo Lathwood and team.

Growing Sessions

Throughout August & September, local people helped to nurture, maintain, plant, weed and water the community micro-garden we have co-created to take care of the veg and flowers and create a space for all to enjoy!