Broad Meadow in Broadmead

Broad Meadow is in Broadmead until 20 June

Smell the sweet scent of flowers, hear the buzz of wings and submerge yourself in the lost nature of our city centre! You’re invited to take a seat and relax in a wildflower meadow installation that gives you a taste of what life used to be like in Broadmead.

While immersed in the plants and wildlife around you, you’ll be able to access an audio piece via your smartphone. The audio experience addresses our intertwined relationship with the plant world and connects us to Bristol prior to the 1500s, when Broadmead was a wet meadow, regularly flooded by the river Frome. The wildflower installation’s soil structure and plant species have been carefully chosen to mimic the meadow that once may have grown there.

The Broad Meadow installation is made up of 55 wildflower boxes that have been planted in workshops with secondary school students across Bristol and with community groups. After the project ends, the boxes will be distributed to Bristol schools and communities to continue to thrive as mini meadows, with a few remaining in Broadmead.

Date and time
Until Thursday 20 June, open daily: 11am to 6pm

Location
Broadmead West, Bristol City Centre, BS1 3EA (outside Boots)

FREE / Walk ups are welcome!
Age: 11+
Duration: 20 minutes

Broad Meadow is part of Mayfest
Mayfest is Bristol’s international festival of contemporary theatre and live performance, curated and produced by MAYK.
Check out the full programme at mayk.org.uk/mayfest

How was Broad Meadow made?
Broad Meadow || Sylvia Rimat & Charli Clark || Watershed (youtube.com)