Wildflower Art and Garden Festival

wildflower art and garden festival

Spring-time is Festival time

This year’s annual Wildflower Art and Garden Festival will be held on Sunday 28 August from 9am to 4pm at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives.

After the success of the inaugural sculpture walk in Ku-ring-gai Council’s Wildflower Art and Garden Festival last year, the environmentally - themed walk will be on again.

Other features of this year’s Festival include talks by horticultural experts, native plant sales, wildflower displays, guided walks, exhibits by local businesses, food and drink stalls, a fire engine, a trackless train, pond dip netting, music and dance, children’s craft workshops, story-telling  and an Australian wildlife display.

Cost

This is a free community event.

Festival program

Main stage in the garden

10am Mc Carthy Studios

10.30am Famous Performing Arts

11.30am St Ives High School Singers

11.55am Sass and Grit

12.20pm Challis Singers

12.40pm Adder’s Fork

1pm St Ives High School Singers

1.30 pm Presentation of Sculpture Walk Prizes

1.45pm Turra Singers

2.30pm St Ives Public School Band

Caley’s Garden

Story- telling Ku-ring-gai Library Services - All day

Caley’s Pavilion

11am talk – Wild things, pool to pond and native bees

11.45am talk -  Attracting fauna to your garden

1.15pm talk – Energy savings at home

APS Bush Walks

11am - Bob Failes

1.30pm – Wendy Grimm

Bidwell’s Clearing

Art and craft activities – all day

Fauna Presentation 10.45am, 12noon and 2pm

Sculpture Walk

Last year's inaugural Sculpture Walk was very popular so we will be running it again this year.

A total pool of $5000 in prize money is on offer to works that adhere to the theme of ‘Environmental Sustainability’. Artists and sculptors have been asked to demonstrate the use of recycled materials in their artworks, which should be sympathetic to the Garden’s bushland environment.

Competing artists are:
John Chan
Sandy Cooper
Allison Garoza
Janny Grant
Barbara Hamilton
Jacqueline McBeath
Trypheyna McShane
Ro Murray
Stephanie Powell
Bob Putnam
Morelle Reeves
Rohanne Reeves
Julianne Smallwood
Angela Van Boxtel

Food stallholders

Artisan Bread Basket

Authentic Gozleme

Bar Coco

Eat At Truck

Tapas Market

Yan’s Asian Caterer

Community stallholders

Australian Plants Society – North Shore Group

Bell Art

Devani Cadden

Cozyosko

Entomological Society of NSW

Eyrecraft

FATS (Frog and Tadpole Society)

Urban Upstyle

National Parks Association of NSW

North Shore Beekeepers

New South Wales Rural Fire Service

STEP Inc

St Ives Council – Library Services

St Ives Council – Strategy and Environment

Parking

Street parking. Limited parking will be available at the Wildflower Garden. Traffic flow will be strictly one-way with entry from Richmond Avenue and exit via Council’s Nursery turning left onto Mona Vale Road. There will be no shuttle buses this year. A trackless train will take patrons from the Visitor Centre to Caley’s Pavilion all day.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact the Wildflower Garden office stivesevents@kmc.nsw.gov.au or  phone 9424 0353.