All About Orchids

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All About Orchids in Blackheath
Midday to 3pm, Saturday 6 April
Bates Hall, Blackheath
Cost: Free
For more information contact Lis on 0407 437 553
The Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative is inviting people to learn more about local orchids and planetary health at a family-friendly event organised by Council and the Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre to celebrate the installation of Blackheath’s newest public artwork, Reveal: A Celebration of Blue Mountains Orchids. The sculpture by Joel Mitchell features multiple orchid inspired structures that will illuminate at night and are a celebration of the Blue Mountains as one of the most ecologically and botanically diverse regions on Australia’s east coast.

The afternoon will include a range of free activities for all ages including an orchid themed sideshow with games for kids, art workshops and making tables, talks with artist Joel Mitchell and Orchid specialist Sabine Hanisch, educational activities, honey tasting, flower themed face painting, live music by the Bonnie Doon Duo, and plant stalls with tube stock to help you create your own native garden.

Create your own watercolour painting of a local orchid to take home at the Planetary Health Initiative stall.



This event is part of a Bioregional Collaboration for Planetary Health and is supported by the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.


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