The Breathing Conifer - exhibition by Phillippa Carnemolla
15 Mar 2014 to 25 May 2014
The Breathing Conifer is the culmination of Phillippa's work as artist-in-residence at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Complementing this remarkable sculpture is Phillippa's jewellery inspired by nature and created from 22k gold, sterling silver, diamonds, topaz and other precious gemstones.
A celebration of nature's bounty set against the spectacular deciduous colours of our cool climate Garden. Come and enjoy all the day has to offer including local produce, gourmet delights, wine tasting, music, free guided walking tours and plant sales. Now in our 11th year!
Experience exhibition artist Phillippa Carnemolla's insight into natural geometries on a guided walk of the Garden's conifers. Create intricate spherical paper sculptures based on the geometry of life and the universe in Phillippa's unique workshop.
Explore the Winter Winterland of the Garden on a self-guided adventure trail. Follow the map to find the winter wonderland stops and find out about some amazing plants and animals! For children aged 5 - 12years.
The 20th International Back To Back Wool Challenge
Sunday, 1st June 2014
The challenge is on to hand shear a sheep, spin the wool and knit a sweater in 8 hours - from the back of the sheep to the back of the shearer! With an Apple Pie Bake-Off, fun with wool activities for kids, craft, food and local produce sales, this market type day is a fun filled family day out! All proceeds raised for the Cancer Council NSW (Prostate Cancer Research)
In conjunction with the 20th International Back-to-Back Wool Challenge, the annual Apple Pie Bake-Off will take place on Sunday 1 June. This annual event is designed to showcase local produce and good old-fashioned country cooking!
Weaving Workshop - Learn To Weave with Lanny Mackenzie
Saturday, 14th June 2014
Join Lanny Mackenzie in a comprehensive weaving workshop, incorporating: * collection of natural grasses and materials from the garden * preparation and drying techniques * starting a basket, different stitches * advancing to free-form - random weaving * discussion of sculptural shapes and embellishments
Offshoots: A Florilegium from Cairns Botanical Gardens by Julie McEnerny
28 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2014
This is a vibrant exhibition of contemporary botanical illustrations by Cairns artist Julie McEnerny, who uses a variety of techniques to document the extraordinary plant collection of the Cairns Botanic Gardens.
Delve into the cosy world of feathers with wildlife and botanical artist Fiona Lumsden. Learn to paint individual feathers or 'build your bird' by feather groups. Discover how feathers fit beautifully with other natural history or botanical subjects. Suitable for both beginner and continuing students.
Support the Cancer Council during the Daffodil Festival at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. With optimum growing conditions, the garden will be transformed by a sea of golden hues as additional plantings of daffodils erupt in bloom. Enjoy a picnic, take some photos or simply enjoy the mass plantings. Cancer Council merchandise available for sale.
Join Senior Horticulturist Mat Murray to learn the secrets to bulb growing success. Learn general cultivation and care tips for growing both spring and summer flowering bulbswith a hands on propagation workshop.
Offshoots Mixed Media Workshop with Julie McEnerny
Saturday, 30th August 2014
Join exhibition artist Julie McEnerny for an introduction to a range of media and materials with which to express their connection to the natural world. Produce a medium sized work on paper using collage and stencilling techniques together with pens, acrylic paint and water soluble mediums. Suitable for all levels of ability, beginners welcome.