Grow, Grow, Grow Your Boat

Completed: 2015 Client: Grainger PLC, Winchester City Council Artist: Wayward
Location: Berewood, Hampshire
Services: Art in the Public Realm, Embedded Arts

Futurecity have been appointed to to curate and manage a major public art programme for Berewood, a 516-acre residential development by Grainger PLC within the West of Waterlooville area of South Hampshire.  Futurecity ran a competition for artists to propose a public art project that brought together artwork in the public realm with community engagement. Through this process Winchester City Council, Havant Borough Council and Grainger PLC have selected London-based art, landscape and architecture practice, Wayward. Wayward’s proposal, Grow, Grow, Grow Your Boat is a living sculpture of growing oaks and steel that explores the maritime history of the ancient woodland of the Forest of Bere that surrounds and sits within Berewood.

the artist


Wayward is a landscape, architecture & art practice based in London–an award-winning collective of designers, artists & urban growers. Since 2006, Wayward has pioneered new methodologies in the creative use of underutilised land, transforming derelict sites into large-scale, design-driven spaces that engage local communities & inspire international audiences

"[This commission] presents a remarkable opportunity to create a living sculpture, a public space and destination that will truly grow with the new community."



+44 (0)20 7407 0500 71 Central St, London, EC1V 8AB


+44 (0)1223 403364 Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way,
Cambridge CB1 7GX


+44 (0)20 7407 0500 17-19 O’ Connor St, Chippendale, NSW 2008