Location: The Forum, Wythenshawe
Designed and decorated by: Lizzie Rose Chapman.
Sponsor: Wyth Love from Wythenshawe
The design for Overgrown was inspired by pollination, the bees’ love of flowers and Wythenshawe itself, Manchester’s original Garden City. It encourages you to follow the bees on their trails and explore the green spaces. At the Edible Transport Interchange, anyone can help themselves to the edible herbs grown there and throw them into the pot with their evening meal.
This beautiful Overgrown Bee started its life on the Forum Concourse, in her very own garden, with smaller, but equally amazing, learning bees. Once the summer has ended, she will fly to her forever hive, in Wythenshawe’s Edible Transport Interchange.
The Forum would like to thank the following organisations for their generous financial and in-kind support for this project: Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. Wythenshawe Forum Trust Ltd. Manchester Credit Union. Medicines Evaluation Unit. The National Trust. Gustav Bonnier Holdings. CareConcepts Ltd. Laing O’Rourke. Protective Packaging Ltd. The Manchester College. TanZo-Go. Manchester Adult Education. Cheshire Artificial Grass.
Lizzie Rose is a designer maker based in Manchester. She is most content in her home studio surrounded by a collection of plants and pencils, drawing the day away. Her creative process starts with the basics – blank paper and the seeds of an idea. Nature is an endless source of inspiration for Lizzie and shines through her artwork.