Floral Pino Devon County show 2023

Grown That Way exhibits musical floral garden highlighting the destruction of British Woodland. Devon County Show 18th-20th May was the busiest show yet! with a host of exhibits showing the best of Devon life. 

Grown That Way exhibits musical floral garden highlighting the destruction of British Woodland. Devon County Show 18th-20th May was the busiest show yet! with a host of exhibits showing the best of Devon life. 

The spotlight sone brightly and musically on the Crafts & Gardens Marquee this year at Devon County Show, with a host of exsibits and plant traders adorning the marquee.  Grown That Way had the pleasure of beulding the main installation measureing 5 x 5m and was the centre pieces of the huge marquee, the largest on the show ground and the place to be. 

The garden was influenced by the recent felling of 100 trees in the city.  Commenting, Kenny said: ‘The installation will be something visitors can smell, hear and touch but it will also convey important messages about the state of the planet. It is designed to provoke a reaction and encourage a connection with nature – both the things we love and the things that make us sad.  The piano symbolises the disappearing music from nature and the plants and saplings will offer hope, though they will also be surrounded with dead branches to represent the continuing devastation of our woodlands’ ‘But we promise to introduce a fun element too. The show was opened with a the song ‘Devon is a Place on Earth’ .

The Show is extremely grateful to Rick Nowels, prolific song writer whose repertoire includes Belinda Carlisle’s international hit, Heaven is a Place on Earth, and who granted permission for the lyrics to be adapted to celebrate the county of Devon and performed at Devon County Show 2023. We had to agree, though many of our fellow co-workers are a jam first kind of person, Kenny supports the cream first notion.  The show was a huge success, and we like to think we played a part in that, all the flower and plants were donated to projects after the event and all items recycled with the piano going to a local Exeter based charity.