Lime Tree Walk -
Artillery is delighted to be partnering with creative lighting specialists, Greenaway & Greenaway, to integrate residents' design ideas into new lighting features for Lime Tree Walk.
Artists Michael Holland and Poppy Flint are leading workshops with invited community groups to explore the rich history, ecology and folklore of these iconic native trees.
Experimenting with charcoal, natural ink, collage and poetry writing, ideas emerging in the workshops will inform the silhouette designs that will shine down on the pavement. This new permanent lighting feature will catch people's imagination and slow their step along this well travelled route.
Preparing the workshops...
Light Lime Tree Walk is a commission by Waltham Forest Council. It builds on Greenaway & Greenaway's current work co-designing lighting interventions as wayfinding devices to key cultural destinations in and around Hoe Street from Walthamstow Central Station.
Introducing our workshop artists
Artillery and Greenaway & Greenaway are delighted to working with artist-facilitators and nature experts, Poppy Flint and Michael Holland
Poppy has worked on creative environmental and educational projects around Waltham Forest for over 10 years. She is currently deep down a wormhole learning about the wonders of soil and designing an interactive installation to excite other people about this topic.
Poppy also works as the Climate Action Outreach Coordinator for The Hive which is Waltham Forest council’s environmental and climate education centre in the heart of Epping Forest.
Michael is a freelance nature educator and author, has been passionate about plants since he was eight years old. Inspired by 'The Pip Book' by Keith Mossman, he began growing plants on his bedroom windowsill, and his love for them only grew from there.
After studying Ecology at Lancaster and Oregon State Universities, he spent 25 years at Chelsea Physic Garden in London where he became Head of Education.
He teaches people of all ages about the natural world, helping them to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for plants.
His first book, 'I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast', highlights the crucial role that plants play in our diets and overall health and won the Garden Media Guild's 'Best Gardening Book Award' in 2020.