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Teddy Bears’ Picnic 2015 at Lisgar Gardens

This much-loved popular event has taken place on Sunday 15th March 2015 from 11:00 to 15:00.

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic is a free family friendly event.

For its 16th edition, the Teddy Bears’ Picnic presents a rich and diverse program for the whole family. Along with the much-loved parade of Teddys and carers, there will be many activities for kids and adults:

* Music :
Ukulele by the Hornsby BUGs
Hornsby North School band
Hornsby South School band
Pop music by Katherine Miller

* Move your body activities:
Zumba for kids (Zumba for kids with Katya)
Belly dancing for kids (Dance like an Egyptian)
Hula hoops performances (Spinjoy Hoop Dance)
Irish Dancing (Spreagadh Na Rince)
Limbo family competition
Circus ( Circus Akimbo)
Jumping rope

* Quiet activities:
Face painting (Colour Me Live)
Balloon twisting
Story telling
Teddy Health check (St John Ambulance Cadets)
Drawing and colouring competition
Guessing competition

Activities - Places and hours



The Teddy Bears’ Picnic is proudly part of the Healthy Living Festival.

Families are invited to come with their picnic blanket and basket, there will be no food stall. Cordial, tea and coffee will be available for a gold coin donation. (There is no ATM in the garden.)

An inclinator / lift at the end of Lisgar Road facilitates access for disabled visitors and families with prams.

Parking near Lisgar Gardens, Hornsby NSWLisgar road is a no through road and parking space is VERY limited.

Parking is available on William street, behind the Odeon Cinema.


Coming by train? The entrance to Lisgar Gardens is 15 minutes walk (1300m) from Hornsby Station. At the station, take the exit on the right towards Hornsby West Side.  William street will then lead you to Lisgar Road, second street on your left.

Note that in case of rain, the event will be cancelled.

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Do you find a free community event is something worth helping?  Assist us by volunteering 1 or 2 hour(s) on Sunday 15th March! There are a variety of tasks to perform and you can help from 9:00am to 4:00pm, depending on your schedule!

You are just 2 minutes and three easy steps away from becoming involved in this great day:    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot


A BIG THANK YOU to the following companies / businesses / media for helping, advertising or sponsoring the 2015′ Teddy Bears’Picnic:


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2014 Lisgar Gardens Musical Afternoon

Time: From 12:30 – 3.30 pm, 2 November 2014

Admission: Public. Free. Bring your own picnic.

Are you an adult who enjoy an afternoon of free quality music? Watch this space for our fabulous upcoming event.

(For the entertainment of younger audience, please come on our Teddy Bear’s Picnic every March.)


Lisgar Gardens, upper gardens
Lisgar Gardens, upper gardens


2014 Lisgar Gardens Camellia Gala Day & Mini Expo

Time: 11:00-15:00, Sunday 3 August 2014

Admission: Public – Free.  Bring your own picnic basket.  Tea/coffee and biscuit available.  Donation welcome. 

Hornsby Council and Friends of Lisgar Gardens invite you to Visit Lisgar Gardens on Camellia Gala Day and Mini Expo of Community Groups.  Check out what Lisgar Gardens have to offer:

  • Thousands of camellia blooms, some on trees older than 50 years.
  • Special-guest’s talk on camellias.
  • Park information and history from the friendly members of Friends of Lisgar Gardens group.
  • Enjoy a quiet stroll among the serene trees.  Beautiful gardens all year round.
  • Perfect wedding venue, lovely picnic settings for a gathering with family and friends.

Watch out for more details on other activities to be announced shortly.



Community Events at Lisgar Gardens.

Lisgar Gardens traditionally hold three annual free community events:

Lisgar Gardens Teddy Bear’s Picnic:
Sunday 15th March 2015 – 11 am to 3 pm.

Lisgar Gardens Camellia Gala Day:
First Sunday in August – 11 am to 3 pm.

Lisgar Gardens Musical Afternoon:
First Sunday in November – 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm.


An inclinator to transport less-mobile visitors to the formal upper gardens.

A picnic table and picnic lawn on formal upper gardens.

Many more picnic tables in secluded settings in lower gardens.

Toilets including one with accessible access are available.

Note: no food sellers are available.  Please bring your own picnic.


Lisgar Gardens, Hornsby's secret gardens
Lisgar Gardens, Hornsby’s secret gardens