Welcome in spring at the Wildflower Art & Garden Festival

Published on 3 August 2017

The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden hosts its annual spring festival on Sunday 27 August.

The 2017 Festival will feature plant sales, walks and talks, market stalls and live entertainment from 9am to 4pm at the Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road St Ives.

The Ku-ring-gai Bush Fire Brigade will also be at the festival discussing fire safety with residents and visitors.

The environmentally - themed sculpture walk will be on again with a total of $5000 in cash prizes for winning artworks. Artists and sculptors have been asked to demonstrate the use of natural or recycled materials in their sculptures, which should be sympathetic to the Garden’s bushland environment. 

Talented sculptors Barbara Hamilton, Sandy Cooper, Janny Grant, Stephanie Powell, Julianne Smallwood and Angela Van Boxtel have featured as previous winners and will be back again amongst new artists.

Artists will also be demonstrating their creativity by painting and drawing outdoors as the Festival unfolds.

Other highlights of this year’s Festival include wildflower displays, food and drink stalls, a trackless train, pond dip netting, music and dance, children’s craft workshops and an Australian wildlife display.

Parking will be available on site and a bus and trackless train will take non-drivers from the main Richmond Avenue gate to the action around Caley’s Pavilion at the Garden.

More details of the event are at kmc.nsw.gov.au/wildflowergarden or call 9424 0354.

Wildflower Art & Garden Festival

Where: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road St Ives

When: Sunday 27 August between 9am and 4pm

Admission: Free

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au