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Cubes of Perpetual Light

Growing cube containing plants in a rural landscape with a blue, grey, blue and pink evening sky and coastline in the background

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Our Cubes of Perpetual Light are built to grow. Each Cube is just a metre cubed – but these miniature vertical farms can each grow hundreds of plants under special LED bulbs, encouraged by new music created especially for Dandelion.

The Cubes are equal parts artwork, laboratory and vertical farm – beautiful and practical, ingenious and inspiring. And from the Borders to the Highlands to the islands, they’re coming your way this year. You can find them:

  • In schools – We’re taking more than 100 Cubes into schools across the nation, where pupils are using them to conduct the largest growing experiment in Scottish history.
  • At special installations – We’re bringing together multiple Cubes to create glorious installations – presenting our 12 new music commissions in quadraphonic sound with immersive lighting.
  • In Unexpected Gardens – Cubes are popping up in our 13 Unexpected Gardens around Scotland, helping to transform the unlikeliest places into hotbeds of growth.
  • On tour – Four of our Cubes are travelling the nation on an epic bike adventure – starting in Falkirk in May, then heading everywhere from Hawick to Wick in August.

The very first Cube took root on the remote Hebridean island of Heisgeir. You can see its journey in this beautiful short film – and sign up to our mailing list and social accounts to follow the Cubes around Scotland this spring and summer.

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