Wildflower Art and Garden Festival

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See Sydney in full bloom!

Australian natives are some of the most striking flowers in the world. The 50-year-old Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden in St Ives is home to thousands of beautiful native wildflowers. 

The Garden is at its botanical best each Spring. To give everyone the chance to see the visual splendour of the change of season, the Garden hosts the Wildflower Art and Garden Festival in August each year. 

Escape from the city for a fantastic day of floral admiration at the Festival! 

When

Sunday 26 August, 9am to 4pm.

Where

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives (entry off Richmond Avenue).

Free parking on site or catch the 197 Forest bus from Gordon station. 

Cost

Admission is free.

2018 Festival highlights

Take in the hues and views and experience these other Festival favourites:

  • Huge native plant sale - a range of affordable plants on sale, cultivated by Australian native plant specialists.
  • Wildflower growing expert advice - The Australian Plant Society (North Shore Group) volunteers will be on hand to offer plant-specific tips to help you grow your own Australian natives at home.
  • Wildflower bouquets & posies - with their vivid blooms and textured leaves, Australian natives are a knockout. Welcome some Spring into your own home by grabbing a stunning arrangement of waratahs, banksias, gum blossoms, kangaroo paws and more.
  • Guided walks through the gardens - soak up some of the Wildflower Garden’s history and best-kept secrets.
  • Feast on food from fabulous local vendors.
  • Enjoy browsing unique gifts such as clothing and jewellery from hand-picked stall holders.
  • Sculpture Walk- as you roam the beautiful bushland surroundings, see impressive art sculptures created by talented local artists in the Festival’s public art competition. Each year, the sculptures visually reflect the uniqueness of the Australian bush landscape by using sustainable materials.
  • Snap your favourite sculpture on Instagram for your chance to go in the running to win $500
  • Family fun - children can enjoy free pond dip netting, craft workshops and see live native animal presentations.
  • Live music performances from community groups.
  • More activities to be announced soon!

Applications are now open for vendors and performers

Vendor stall application (pdf. 68KB)

Vendor Agreement (pdf. 108KB)

Performer information kit (pdf. 289KB)

Contact us

For more information contact Les Currie, Event Coordinator, on 9424 0354 or stivesevents@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

For all media enquiries contact Council's Media Advisor Sally Williams on 9424 0982.

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