An Incidental Estate - image by Chris Keenan 2010
image by Chris Keenan 2010
Trevor, Fallon &Carolyn - image by Chris Keenan 2010

An Incidental Estate

Trevor Pitt and Carolyn Morton

In a parking bay on Colmore Row, Birmingham

14 June 2010 11am - 6.30pm


Plants, turf and mulch have been borrowed from the back gardens, council estates and parks across Birmingham for a day to create a suburban garden in the heart of the city.


Trevor Pitt and Carolyn Morton are on hand to give guided tours of The Estate, which will feature plants grown by students at the Horticultural Training School in Kings Heath Park, turf from Malcolm Wright's lawn in Kings Norton, chippings made from Mr and Mrs Bentley's pine tree in Hockley Heath, plants from gardens of derelict houses from theStirchley Thought Exchange project by Roxie Collins, tomato and marjoram plants from Alys Fowler’s edible garden, Soft Bench (2005) knitted by the ladies of Glebe Farm and The Estate Flag(2010) designed by Kate Pemberton.


To mark the occasion visitors are invited to use flowers and wool to craft a personalised buttonhole as a memento of the day.


An Incidental Estate was commissioned for Road Works curated by Rob Colbourne, Rob Hewitt & Alex Johnson.