Camellia Gala Day – Sunday 26th July 2015 from 11:00 to 15:00

Time: 11:00-15:00, Sunday 26th July 2015

Thanks to Anri Okukawa. Picture Copyright Arnaud Gits
Our model Anri Okukawa wearing a traditional Japanese kimono in Lisgar Garden

Free Admission.
Purchase a French Crepe or bring your own picnic.  Hot drinks available for a donation. No ATM on site, bring Cash!

The Friends of Lisgar Gardens and Hornsby Council  invite you to our 20th edition of the Camellia Gala Day.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Stephen Utick, Secretary of Camellias Australia, International Camellia Society Director for Australia, Walter Hazlewood Award of Honour
> From 11:30 to 12:00, Dr Stephen Utick will talk about rare camellias species

> From 12:00 to 12:30, Dr Stephen Utick will run a guided tour of Lisgar Gardens, focusing on rare Camellia species.

Guest Speaker: Jim Powell, Dip of Horticulture, Past President of Camellias Australia, National Camellia Champion.
> From 13:00 to 14:15, Jim Powell will explain how to grow, prune and propagate your camellias. You will be able to ask questions… and get answer from a Camellia specialist!

Ikebana demonstration: Sandy Marker, Sogetsu Ikebana teacher, 2015 Norman and Mary Sparnon scholarship winner for Australia. Sogetsu Ikebana is a school of Japanese art of flower arrangement.
> From 14:30 to 15:00, Sandy Marker will offer a demonstration of Sogetsu Ikebana.

Origami Workshop: Hanae Bansemer, experienced Japanese Origami artist
> From 12:30 to 13:00, Hanae Bransemer will run an Origami workshop. Learn how to create a camellia out of paper. Workshop suitable for kids and adults.

Botanical Cards and prints by botanical artist
Annie Hughes
 will be on sale

Accessible (lift/ inclinator) to wheelchairs and prams
Guessing Competition – win a camellia
Proceeds to the Friends of Lisgar Gardens