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Plants and Us Greenhouse

We invite you to explore the vital relationship between humans and plants in the Plants and Us Greenhouse. Stop for a moment and think of the many ways in which our lives are made possible by plants: from the critical life-supporting function they play by absorbing our waste carbon dioxide and releasing replenishing oxygen, to the array of flavourings derived from flowers, fruits and leaves that embellish our food. Strolling through the greenhouse, you will perhaps be enchanted by the melodies emanating from the root energy singing machine, which converts the electrical resistance that naturally occurs across plant roots cells into sound. The constantly modulating music therefore expresses changes in the static energy of the plant to which the machine is connected, the melody responding to certain stimuli, such as watering and human touch. 

Video introducing the "Plants and Us Greenhouse":