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Secret Hopes from the Garden [SGP 2012]

Enormous urban fox sculpture made of straw with a monnacle and bowtie at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012.

Country retirement suits the enormous urban fox from London.

Dolls houses in a tree at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012.

Treetop fairy dwellings at The Secret Garden Party.

Setting up The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012.

Preparing for playtime.

Young child sleeping in a pull cart in the mud at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012.

Disco nap.

Man wearing a Band4Hope wristband with other wrist candy & charity bands at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012.

Hope spreading wrist candy.

Band4Hope tag on the Tree4Hope reading 'I hope that in my lifetime... the wonders of the world stay in tact for my children to visit." The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012

Hope planted at The Secret Garden Party.

Man in a zebra costume rowing in a boat on the lake at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012.

Lazing on the lake with birthday boy, Zeb.

Muddy hands playing a thumb war in a mini wrestling arena at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012.

Thumb war mud wrestling.

Band4Hope tag on the Tree4Hope reading 'I hope that in my lifetime... serenita, felicita, peace of mind.' The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012

Serenity, happiness & peace :)

Girl wearing a leaf costume and a Band4Hope by the Tree4Hope at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012.

The Tree4Hope growing in The Secret Garden!

Lachlan McWilliam dragging the Band4Hope Tree4Hope through The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012.

Guiding the Tree4Hope through the garden.

Band4Hope tag on the Tree4Hope reading 'I hope that in my lifetime... we find a way of living peacefully and sustainably. We stop thinking "I...".' The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012

  

Rich Jay, Lachlan McWilliam and Emanuele Pesenti with hay to soak up the mud by the Band4Hope Truck at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Making Rich a manger in the mud.

A very muddy scene of The Secret Garden Party 2012 with tents, flags and the helter skelter in the background.

Try pulling a Tree4Hope through this!

The lit up disco lake with glitter balls and the word 'YES' at The Secret Garden Party 2012

The disco lake at SGP - YES!!

Festival goers curled up under the trees at night watching the fireworks at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Poppy spied these fawn like festival goers gazing up at the fireworks.

Bursting fireworks at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Our view from our leafy bower.

Rich Jay and Poppy Zella knocking at the freestanding door at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Poppy and Rich couldn't quite remember SGP's secret knock...

A camel going past the Tree4Hope at The Secret Garden Party 2012

The Tree4Hope with some lovely hairy humps - check 'em out!

Jolly Koska busking with his violin beside the helter skelter and the Band4Hope Tree4Hope at The Secret Garden Party 2012

What you get when you cross a violinist, a helter skelter and a whole lotta hope!

Festival goers reading hope tags on the Band4Hope Tree4Hope with Jolly busking on his violin in the background at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Jolly's violin playing inspired some wonderful hopes.

Girl wearing a purple wig and handmade sunglasses in front of the Band4Hope Tree4Hope and the helter skelter at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Fabulous handmade sunnies!

Jolly Koska playing his violin at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Jolly - Busker4Hope!

Paint splattered festival goers and clowns on stilts navigate the mud at The Secret Garden Party 2012

A moment captured at SGP, a way of being, free...

A close up of the paint splattered festival goer Ross Day at The Secret Garden Party 2012 with Lucie Galt reflected in his sunglasses

After the flying powdered pigment fight.

A Band4Hope tag reading 'I hope that in my lifetime... I manage to get all this bloody mud off my clothes!' at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Hope planted at a very muddy SGP.

The Secret Garden Party parade swept past the Band4Hope Tree4Hope at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Synchronised expression at SGP's parade!

Band4Hope cofounders Lachlan McWilliam and Lucie Galt with her cousin Tom McLaren at The Secret Garden Party 2012

With my paint splattered cousin, Tom!

A Band4Hope tag in the Tree4Hope reading 'I hope that in my lifetime... my handwriting gets better.' at The Secret Garden Party 2012

A genuine hope from my cousin, Tom.

Jolly Koska busking amongst bubbles with his violin by the Band4Hope Tree4Hope at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Jolly's sweet melodies drew the crowds.

A girl wearing tribal make up and tying her Band4Hope tag to the Tree4Hope at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2012

What did this tribal beauty hope for?

A Band4Hope tag in the Tree4Hope reading 'I hope that in my lifetime... that projects like this carry on from strength to strength and people all over the world become more connected.' at The Secret Garden Party 2012

 

A girl dressed in a unicorn My Little Pony costume waiting in line to use the portaloos at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Even unicorns need to wait in line to wee at SGP.

A smiling labrador called Monty wearing a Band4Hope at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Monty modelling his master's Band4Hope.

A Band4Hope tage reading 'I hope that in my lifetime... I always have a tale to tell.' at the Secret Garden Party 2012

 

Sun breaking through the trees over the lake at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Sunset breaking on The Secret Garden - the festival that shines no matter what the weather.

The old fashioned swing ride at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Flying free at SGP.

The Band4Hope Tree4Hope in the crowd at the Wild Thigs stage while King Charles played at The Secret Garden Party 2012

Hope gathering while the King of Festivals, King Charles, holds court in The Secret Garden.

The Band4Hope Tree4Hope in the crowd at the Wild Thigs stage while King Charles played at The Secret Garden Party 2012

King Charles whipped the wild things into a frenzy!

A Band4Hope tag on the Tree4Hope reading 'I hope that in my lifetime... I never lose my imagination.' at The Secret Garden Party 2012

 

A box of freshly pruned Band4hope tags from the Tree4Hope at The Secret Garden Party 2012 one reads 'I hope that in my lifetime... I see my disabled brother get married and live a happy life.'

Pruning the Tree4Hope produced two boxes full of heart warming SGP hope!

A giant glittering red No 10 to celebrate The Secret Garden Party being 10 years strong, taken from the Band4Hope Truck.

Happy 10th birthday, SGP! Thank you for the magical memories & see you next year!


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2 Responses to “Secret Hopes from the Garden [SGP 2012]”

  1. Man, you guys have been going to the best festivals! Love all the colors, and the people, and, well, all the love!

  2. Thanks so much Maki, it really has been an incredible experience! We’re off to Shambala Festival today which is set to be another colourful experience…

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