PYRUS, The House. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Caro Weiss. 

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Sixth is a site specific, large scale botanical installation designed to create a conversation between the historic architecture of Custom House Leith and the ongoing loss of vital natural habitat in urban areas.

Devised to grow on the building, Sixth is in essence a rewilding, using seasonal locally grown flowers from the PYRUS botanical design studio and Victorian walled flower garden just outside of Edinburgh.

The piece will naturally wilt and die during its time on the building; the process of decay drawing attention to global issues surrounding sustainability, climate change and the sixth mass extinction, which we are living through.

PYRUS was formed by visual artists Natalya Ayers and Fiona Inglis in response to the lack of availability of seasonal British flowers and concerns surrounding the sustainability and environmental practice of imported blooms. 


9 August


Come along to Commercial Street to watch the team work, dressing the building façade with seasonal botanical material.


10—16 August



Custom House Leith
65–67 Commercial Street,
Edinburgh, EH6 6LH