Planted Symphony is a new way to experience music in nature. Download the app and listen
technology triggers sounds and songs. Explore the trail, enjoy the music and keep your eyes
peeled for installations along the way.
Planted Symphony tells the tale of Lagether, a herbalist who calls upon the natural world
to share its secrets of transformation. Using headphones and your senses, you meet her through
spoken word and song lyrics, flowers and foliage. As you move around the music shifts, from wind
and whispers to full pomp and glory. Together cello, clarinets, MiMu gloves, voice and marimba
create musical alchemy and enchantment.
Planted Symphony was commissioned and developed by Drake Music, in partnership with Arts &
Gardens. It is produced and presented by Drake Music. Planted Symphony features exciting new
work made by disabled and non-disabled musicians, poets, storytellers and artists working
together. The score for the audio trail was sketched by the talented Disabled composer Lucy
sadly passed away in January 2021. The team would like to dedicate this project to her
Planted Symphony is a free accessible experience for adults and families, most likely to
be enjoyed by ages 8+. It involves listening on headphones to music and narration, via an app,
while moving along an outdoor trail of installations.
The audio trail is Covid-safe, lasts around 20-30 mins and is all outdoors, so dress
appropriately! Each trail is wheelchair accessible on hard paths with some very slight inclines.
They are under 400m long with rest points available. We encourage everyone to take it at their
The app works with the standard accessibility settings of your iOS or Android device. The
narration includes audio description and captioned BSL videos are integrated into the app. Easy
Read guides will be available on the day.
Bring your device and headphones with you to enjoy the experience. The following equipment
will be available to loan, up to 45 mins before close, subject to terms and conditions:
Planted Symphony, the audio trail, features:
The R&D of the Planted Symphony audio trail was led by Daryl Beeton
Layton was the Creative Producer
Planted Symphony was commissioned and developed by Drake Music, in
partnership with Arts & Gardens, supported by Arts Council England.