Rooted in the earth

Rooted in the Earth commemorated people nominated as deserving  a public tribute in the form of  living flowers in London parks in 2009. It was a Bank of America 2009 CREATE Art Award commission by artist Joshua Sofaer and was part of CREATE, an annual arts festival across East and South East London.

The five ‘carpet bed’ displays covered over 140 square meters in London parks and included more than 55,000 individual plants.

Tower Hamlets, Museum Gardens E2 9PA
nominated by Julia Gregory


Frank Whipple tower hamlets


Waltham Forest, Ridgway Park E4 6XQ
nominated by Stella Creasy

You can find pictures of the other four tributes statements about the people nominated at

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