A woman with flowers and leaves blooming out of her face


September 2022

A magical garden of epic proportions popping up in Birmingham City centre. A dazzling celebration of colour, beauty and natural diversity that ends with a spectacular party.

The natural world comes to the heart of the city explore, enjoy and be your own true self.

Giant architectural trees soar 40ft high into the sky - free events and activities buzzing on the ground every day.

PoliNations in Birmingham - audience reactions

A magical garden in Birmingham

PoliNations celebrates the natural diversity of the UK’s green spaces with a magical super garden in the heart of Birmingham city.

A huge oasis of plants and flowers stretches far and wide, giant architectural trees tower high into the sky collecting rainwater feeding the 6,000 living plants in the garden below. Live music, daily yoga, spoken word, workshops and light shows bring the garden to life day and night - all totally free.

PoliNations is also part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, continuing the fun of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with a joyous celebration of our beauty and diversity – ending with an all-day, all-night party in the garden where everyone is invited - see you there!

When and where

PoliNations took part 2 - 18 September in Victoria Square, Birmingham. This spectacular garden in the city centre hosted a vibrant daily events programme as well as a multi-sensory sound and light show at sunrise and sunset.

After the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September the garden turned into a place for peaceful contemplation during a period of national mourning.

You can still engage with PoliNations by downloading the app and creating your own unique flower.