Mass plantings of spring flowers will brighten Pymble and North Turramurra, accompanied by free online art and craft classes, yoga, talks and concerts.
The celebration will see colourful displays of spring flowers installed in temporary planters and hanging baskets along Grandview Street in Pymble and Bobbin Head Road North Turramurra.
Council staff will work through the night on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 September so that the spring flowers will be in place to greet residents and shoppers on the Saturday morning.
Both displays will be in place for 4-6 weeks, depending on weather conditions.
Accompanying the Spring Flowers Celebration in Pymble and North Turramurra will be free online activities and concerts to lift community spirits during the extended lockdown.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said with the lockdown unlikely to lift soon, the Council hoped to provide this as something extra to help residents get through the next few weeks.
“This year’s Spring Flowers Celebration will go some way to brighten what has been a very tough time for residents and business owners,”
“If you live in Ku-ring-gai why not use your exercise time to walk along Grandview Street or Bobbin Head Road to view the flowers?”
Free events on offer through the Council website and Facebook page include:
- Yoga classes on 9 and 16 September
- A concert with young local performer Travis Drew on Friday 10 September
- A nature play session for young kids on 13 September
- A talk about biodiversity on 16 September
- Art classes with environmental painter Rachel Carroll on 16, 23 and 30 September
- Beginners macramé with Ruth Shteinman on 22 September
- A concert with local singing duo Jess and Matt on 24 September
- A talk about pollination on 30 September
- A talk about protecting your property from bushfire on 6 October
- A talk about how to install a rainwater tank on 13 October.