Thank you to everyone who attended the Wildflower Festival at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Around 3000 people came to see springtime flowers, buy native plants or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings of the Garden.
One highlight of the Festival that should not go without mention is this year’s sculpture walk, which this year attracted a record number of entries. Each sculpture uses repurposed materials to help spread the recycling message and all sculptures are on display until 3 September.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s sculpture competition and for the first time this year, we are looking to you to nominate a People’s Choice Award from the 19 sculptures on display. Simply share a photo of your favourite sculpture on Instagram using the hashtag #wildflowersculpturewalk for your chance to win $500! The People’s Choice Award sculptor will also win $1000.
Entries close on Monday 3 September and the People’s Choice winner will be announced after the sculpture walk closes on 3 September.
Sculpture competition winners
Soya Sauce Fish
Sweet Liaison/Deadly Liaison
Hanging in There
Snake Seeking Sun and Save the Future
Program and map
Wildflower_Festival_map_and_program.pdf (pdf. 15MB)
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!
For more information contact Les Currie, Event Coordinator, on 9424 0354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all media enquiries contact Council's Media Advisor Sally Williams on 9424 0982.