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Join Cassandra Wye, international storyteller, on an amazing adventure to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden to discover the secrets skills of the plants hidden there.

** Adults go free! Call Arnolfini Box Office on 0117 9172300 from 10am Saturday 2 July to book your place** 


Listen carefully to the story to unveil secret information about the plants growing in the garden. From miracle cures to marvellous inventions – meet the plants that have changed our world!
Cassandra has created this magical blend of fact and fiction to bring the stories of the plants alive for all ages from 0 to 90!

Cassandra Wye has been sharing stories around the globe since 1991. Fizzing with energy and enthusiasm, her love of storytelling knows no boundaries. Working with gardens and gardeners world-wide, she is passionate about how plants can bring people and places together.

Meet at Arnolfini Box Office

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.

See more information about the Ballast Seed Garden here.