Sun shone on Wildflower Art and Garden Festival
Over 2,000 people flocked to the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden on Sunday August 28 to enjoy art, wildflowers and the great outdoors at Ku-ring-gai Council’s annual Wildflower Art and Garden Festival.
Festival goers took advantage of the perfect weather with the festival offering a program full of fun activities and attractions including a sculpture walk, plant sales, guided bushwalks, market stalls, live music and plenty of entertainment and activities for the whole family.
This year Australian Plants Society North Shore Group co-hosted the festival, with their wildflower displays, info stalls and guided bushwalks popular with event goers. The wildlife presentations were also a hit with children; as were the art and craft activities, dip netting, trackless train and fire engine tours. Council’s Environment and Sustainability team also held a popular competition where they gave away a year’s family pass to Taronga Zoo.
Another highlight was the presentation of the Sculpture Walk competition, where artists were asked to demonstrate the use of recycled materials in their artworks.
The criteria for selection were: Use of sustainable materials, location and sympathy to the Wildflower Garden, aesthetics, impact and technical skill.
The prizes went to:
First Prize: Barbara Hamilton – Casuarina Dreaming ($3000)
Second Prize: Sandy Copper – Water Lilies – Balance ($1500)
Third Prize: Stephanie Powell – Textile Turtle ($500).
Highly Commended: A Magpie’s Charm – Julianne Smallwood
Highly Commended: Stumped – Julianne Smallwood and Jacqueline McBeath.
All of the sculptures will be on display at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden for another week until Father’s Day on Sunday September 4.
Next year’s event will be held on Sunday August 27.
|Mayor Cheryl Szatow and Barbara Hamilton
| Water Lilies - Balance
If you have any questions about next year's festival please contact the Wildflower Garden office firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9424 0354.