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New Camellia blooming season

Dear visitors,

Our large collection of Camellia has started blooming.

On Sunday the Friends of Lisgar Garden on roster can provide you with a map of the garden to help you identify rare Camellias blooming in the garden.

If you like Camellias or want to get more insights on Camellia and gardening join us Sunday 2nd July for the Camellia gala day in Lisgar Garden.

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Camellia Gala Day – Sunday 2d July 2017 from 11am to 3:30pm

Time: 11:00-15:30, Sunday 2d July 2017
>> Download the program (pdf version)

Camellia Blooms brought by the Camellia Society

Note: Wheelchairs and prams welcome – the inclinator (lift) will be operated from 10:30am to 4:00pm.– Free Admission
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Purchase a French Crepe, a soup and hot drinks. No ATM on site, so please bring Cash!

The Friends of Lisgar Gardens and Hornsby Council  invite you to our 22d edition of the Camellia Gala Day.

 

 

Guest Presenters & Speakers:

Geoff Duggan – Expert on Dry Stone Walls

Geoff Duggan, Registered Master Craftsman, advanced instructor, examiner and member of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. His work can be seen at the Mt Annan Australian Botanic Garden.

> From 11:00 to 12:10, Geoff Duggan will introduce us to Dry Stone Walls
Pavilion

 

 

> From 12:20 to 12:50, a member of the Eryldene Foundation(TBC) will speak on Pr. EG Waterhouse, who co-founded the Australian and New Zealand Camellia Research Society and built the Eryldene house and garden in Gorden with his wife Janet.
Pavilion

> From 14:20 to 14:50, members of the Beecroft Garden Club will speak on their garden club.
Pavilion

Dr Stephen Utick

Dr Stephen Utick, Secretary of Camellias Australia, International Camellia Society Director for Australia, Walter Hazlewood Award of Honour

> From 12:20 to 12:50, Camellia bloom identification: Bring along your camellia blooms for identification – for every confirmed identification a gold coin donation would be appreciated.
Main Lawn

> From 13:00 to 13:30,  Camellias Q&A – Australian camellia expert Dr Utick will reply to your questions on Camellias.
Pavilion

> From 13:30 to 14:10,  guided tour to view some of the camellia gems of Lisgar Gardens.
Gardens

 

Sandy Marker on Ikebana

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 15:00 to 15:30, Sandy Marker will offer a demonstration of Sogetsu Ikebana.

 

 

Origami & paper craft – Hanae Bansemer
Hanae Bansemer and Sayoko Burton, experienced Japanese origami artists, Hanae and Sayoko enjoy sharing their knowledge and teaching others about different origami techniques and styles.

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> From 13:40 to 14:50, come and learn from Hanae about different origami techniques and styles.
Main Lawn

Proceeds to the Friends of Lisgar Gardens

>> Download the program (pdf version)

 

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