Wildflower Art and Garden Festival

It's a Wrap

The Wildflower Art and Garden Festival for 2015 was a great success and already we are putting on our thinking caps for 2016.

The weather for the event could not have been better. More than 3000 people attended this year's event.

Sculpture Walk

Our inaugural Sculpture Walk was very popular and we hope to run it again next year.

The criteria for selection were:

  • Use of sustainable materials
  • Location and sympathy to the Wildflower Garden
  • Aesthetics
  • Impact and message
The judges, drawn from various departments in Council, made the following choices:
1st prize $3,000
Urban Ecology
Selina Springett and Alessandro Berini
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2nd prize $1,500
Dream Weaver
Janny Grant
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3rd prize $500
Woodland Portal
Janny Grant 
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Highly commended
Prehistoric
Stephanie Powell
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Highly commended
Flore Silvestri
Angela Van Boxtel
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Highly commended
Ku-ring-gai Bloom
Judy Paddison & Julianne Smallwood
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Children’s entertainer Jay Laga’aia from ABC-TV’s Playschool was the special guest but there were plenty of other activities to keep children happy, including a trackless train, stilt walkers, face-painting, arts and craft workshops, a native wildlife display with live animals, The Great Big Story Book, Stumpy The Wishing Tree, local vocal performers Sass and Grit, Adder’s Fork, The Challis Singers, Turraten and the lively gypsy band Lolo Lovina.

Those who love the smells and sights of springtime were not disappointed with the wildflowers out in full bloom, native plants and flowers on sale and guided bush walks through the Garden.

Artists pained ‘en plein', a delicious array of food and drink was on offer and there were multiple stalls pertaining to the environment, arts and crafts.

All in all, a wonderful day.

Next Year

The event will be held on Sunday 28 August next year and with the St Ives Orchid Fair happening the weekend before we may setup a pre- Spring program.

Stay tuned for more information.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact the Wildflower Garden office kwg@kmc.nsw.gov.au or 9424 0354.