Cleeve Nursery produces Chelsea Fringe ideas

Chelsea Fringe in Bristol and Bath until June 12 includes two installations on separate sites this year.

 Tropical Giant Watering Can at Bristol Airport
Tropical Giant Watering Can at Bristol Airport
Cleeve Nursery will host a Planted Pickup Truck filled with bee friendly plants called the 'pickuppollinator'.

The pickup was destined to be scrapped but instead has been upcycled to form an informative display of some food plants that rely on bees and many other plants that assist bees and other pollinating insects.

It will be positioned at the entrance to Cleeve Nursery and garden centre throughout Chelsea Fringe. The engine compartment is full of flowers and the passenger’s seat will grow tomatoes.

Cleeve Nursery’s owner Alan Down, who thought the whole thing up, said: "I am amazed by the continuing attention that the planted pickup truck gets! I know that it went down a storm wherever it went in the city last year. But it is clearly giving an important message about the role that gardeners can play to halt the decline of these vital insects."  

Bristol Airport will feature the Tropical Giant Watering Can which is normally sited on the road outside of Cleeve Nursery. The watering can has been painted with tomatoes and sunflowers by street artist Damien Jeffery.

Filled with exotic plants and orchids, the watering can installation is designed to show how plants can benefit and improve our lives, help in carbon reduction and create a bit of unexpected fun at the airport too.

The can will remain at the airport until June 14 when the plants will be gifted by Bristol Airport to local schools.

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