The Seed

The Seed / Events / Sat 09 to Sun 10 Jun 2012 (2 days)

The Seed: One for Sorrow @ Nyman's Gardens

The Seed: One for Sorrow @ Nyman's Gardens

Lost for a hundred years a precious seed lies undiscovered...

Frank Kingdon-Ward wants to be one of the world’s most famous and successful plant hunters. But on this night, early in his life, young Frank has many dreams, few prospects, an impatient fiancée and a despairing father-in-law-to-be. The only person who believes in him is a girl he’s barely spoken to. Will Frank have the strength to pursue his outlandish ambitions?

One for Sorrow is a 45-minute adventure told in spectacular surroundings. Wearing wireless headphones, you will step into the mind of Frank Kingdon-Ward as he tells a story that is beyond belief - and almost entirely true.

Part immersive theatre and part online mystery, The Seed is a real-world treasure hunt of the grandest proportions.

Inspired by true stories of the intrepid Victorian plant hunters, The Seed asks a new breed of hunter to follow clues and claim the lost treasure. Help our heroine in her quest online as she struggles to find the seed and prevent her world from falling apart.

This is the first of four events across the Great Gardens of Sussex, over June and July 2012. Tickets are available through Chichester Festival Theatre Box Office via the link below. For more information on The Seed, please visit

To get immersed in the online mystery and real-life treasure hunt, join our heroine at

The Seed draws inspiration from the real Victorian plant hunters who collected seeds for the Great Gardens of Sussex, and is part of the Ahead of the Game Festival, West Sussex's celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, July to September 2012.


Telephone: 01243 781312
All performances suitable for 14+ years

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Event Location

Nymans Gardens

Haywards Heath
RH17 6EB


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