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.
This is a free community event.
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
Story- telling Ku-ring-gai Library Services - All day
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
Art and craft activities – all day
Fauna Presentation 10.45am, 12noon and 2pm
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:
Angela Van Boxtel
Artisan Bread Basket
Eat At Truck
Yan’s Asian Caterer
Australian Plants Society – North Shore Group
Entomological Society of NSW
FATS (Frog and Tadpole Society)
National Parks Association of NSW
North Shore Beekeepers
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
St Ives Council – Library Services
St Ives Council – Strategy and Environment
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.