Beautiful Botanicals | Barber Family Festival

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Tuesday 6 August 2024 (11:00-15:00)

Explore plant forms, imagining and constructing your own hybrid creations using all kinds of scrap materials.

Re-invent works from the galleries or let your imagination run wild and design completely new extraordinary structures as a family, experimenting with shape, form and texture. Either take your constructions home or transform our spectacular garden landscape. This family drop-in will be led by a member of our friendly Learning and  Engagement Team. 

Tuesday 6 August, 11:00 – 15:00 

Free, drop-in  

This event is part of the Barber Family Festival

Connect with art through nature and play. This August families are taking over the Barber Institute for our second free Family Festival!

Come along to a drop-in session in our outdoor area, explore the building and galleries equipped with resources available in the foyer, including our Art Trolley. Help us re-imagine our spaces and enjoy open-ended creativity and discovery this summer, all inspired by our current exhibition Hidden Lives of Plants: Botanical Illustrations from the V&A. 

Saturday 3 August – Sunday 11 August 

Free, drop in* 

*Please note for Seed Structures with Woodland Tribe, booking is essential. 

See our access page or contact us for accessibility support.

Accessibility information for this event

The main entrance to the Barber is accessed by 13 shallow steps, the galleries by a further 31 shallow steps. Level access is available. Please let our team know if you require this by calling 0121 414 7333 or emailing before your visit.