The Zoe Ball Listening Garden

There's no music to be heard here - but the water dances to a musical beat and even the gravel pulsates to an underground sound

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From the show

  • Water in the three steel tanks dances as underwater speakers beat out a set of tunes
  • Planting is arranged in waves to echo the garden's sound theme
  • The water tanks are made from weathered steel, designed to turn a rich, rusty brown over time

At the garden

While the sound of music cannot be heard in The Zoe Ball Listening Garden, music from the past 50 years of Radio 2 will be playing beneath the ground and visitors can experience a physical sensation of feeling music through their whole body.

As the bass plays, the surface water in three long troughs of water respond and patterns emerge on the surface as the gravel beneath ‘dances’ to the vibrations.

Lush green planting features throughout the space.

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