Perspective Tour with Queer Botany

  • Free
  • Gallery tour
Three exhibition visitors stand in a gallery space wearing masks, looking at an artwork ‘A Great Seaweed Day’ by Ingela Ihrman where a large brown sculpture of seaweed hangs from the ceiling and rolls across the floor.
Rooted Beings, Photo: Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join Sixto-Juan Zavala, founder of Queer Botany, on a tour of the ‘Rooted Beings‘ exhibition, looking at the collection from a queer botanical perspective. We invite you to bring your own stories and experiences of plants to share. How can botany be queered and how can queerness be botanical?


Just turn up

Need to know


We’ll meet at the Information Point, which is on level 0, directly in front of you as you enter Wellcome Collection.

Limited spaces available

Spaces are first come, first served and may run out if we are busy so you may wish to arrive early. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

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About your guide

Sixto-Juan Zavala

Queer Botany

Queer Botany is a project founded by Sixto-Juan Zavala that emerges from the theoretical lens of queer ecology. It studies and affirms connections between queerness and plants through events, story-telling, and design. Sixto-Juan is a designer from the US currently based in London. He holds an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins.