Please note that during this national moment of mourning all programming for PoliNations has been paused until further notice. The PoliNations garden will remain open to the public as a place of reflection and contemplation. We will update our website with further information as soon as possible.

Step into a spectacular city-centre garden of magical proportions where you will be welcomed by an epic array of colour and nature.  

Giant architectural trees and thousands of plants will transform Victoria Square into an urban oasis, which will host free events, workshops and performances including live music, dance, spoken word and drag.

This supernatural wonderland uncovers the origin stories of the plants we know so well – daisies, pansies, apple trees, roses – in fact these, and most of the plants we see in our gardens are not from the UK. They tell the story of journeys, movement, dispersal, and new roots.

PoliNations is a celebration of colour, beauty, and of natural diversity. Explore, enjoy and be your true unique self. You can experience music from around the world, an incredible light show each evening, and a grand finale like no other where the tree’s canopies will burst into a joyful cloud of confetti and colour.  

This is Carnival and Holi combined in one brilliant, messy, playful party and everyone is invited. 

PoliNations is produced by Trigger Collective. View what's on via

Cultural Education

Learn about seed dispersal, journeys along the silk road and the UK's multicultural landscape with our Education Pack activities. These free resources can be used in classrooms, home schools or just for fun, with a host of interactive activities aimed at ages 7 to 14.


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Commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.

UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is funded and supported by the UK Government, the Northern Ireland Executive, Scottish Government and  Welsh Government, and is co-commissioned with Belfast City Council, EventScotland and Creative Wales.