‘Forest Eyes’ App

Augmented Reality bringing Forest of Imagination to life!

An exciting new virtual dimension is coming to Forest of Imagination 2016 in the form of augmented reality. The bespoke app, designed by Bath’s own leading AR agency, Media Grand, in collaboration with a host of the city’s most creative minds, offers an immersive, multi-dimensional experience for visitors.

View Bath Abbey as you have never seen it before, design your very own urban forest, and embark on an interactive quest to locate and unlock our forest portals, revealing special footage of forests from around the world (and the chance to win a prize)!

Download FREE from the App Store

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Abbey Vines


Imagine Bath Abbey overgrown with giant twisting Madagascar Vanilla Orchid vines, sprouting giant Vanilla flowers, and encircled by fluttering moths and butterflies. You’ll be able to see it all of this with your own eyes in the Forest of Imagination app using the amazing technology taking the world by storm – Augmented Reality.

Concept – Andrew Grant (Grant Associates)
3-D animation – Martin Coohil (Grant Associates)

Urban Forest


Have you walked around a city and imagined how you would make things more beautiful? Well, now’s your chance! Using Augmented Reality, you can redesign the urban landscape using beautifully illustrated plants and wildlife. Once you’ve created your design, you can geocode it for others to find, view and like.

Concept – Paul Lewis (Media Grand)
Design – Wayne Lindsay (Imaginnovation)

Forest Portals

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An immersive quest, designed by Neil Glen. Specially selected doors around Bath Abbey become portals to discover forests around the world! Each Portal offers a glimpse into a beautiful, enchanting place including Madagascar’s Spiny Forests and underwater Kelp forests in the Pacific Ocean, and find out why we need to look after these special places. Intrepid forest explorers will want to find all the Portals, including a peek into a secret mystical world, for a chance to unlock exclusive content and enter a free prize draw. We have five copies of artist Jessica Palmer’s Tangle Wood (Search Press, 2015) book to give away.

Tangle Wood (Search Press, 2015) ­

Illustrator and paper cutter, Jessica Palmer, has created 80 pages of enchanting hand-­drawn pictures with an enchanted woodland theme for you to colour in. Each one includes a hidden jewel, intricately worked into the design.

Concept Design, Photography – Neil Glen (Bath Spa University)
Forest information – Nigel Chaffey (Bath Spa University)
Wildlife Video sequences – BBC Motion Gallery
Illustrations and prize draw books – Jessica Palmer
Animation editor – Jon Warmington (Bath Spa University)