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Parks Alive

By George Hadgelias

Roma Street Parkland will be bursting with flora, fun and frivolity on August 5 and 6 for the fourth annual Parks Alive celebration. The Parkland’s horticultural team have been busily planting spectacular floral displays and tending the trees, shrubs and plants to ensure they are in stunning form for the weekend. A fantastic free event for gardening enthusiasts and families alike, Parks Alive is the Roma Street Parkland’s signature event for the year, with a two-day lineup of free workshops, live music, discussions, guided walks and a convoy of food trucks to feed the crowds.

Well-known gardening experts Sophie Thomson, Noel Burdette, Annette McFarlane, and Jerry Coleby-Williams will be on hand to share their knowledge in the areas of gardening and horticulture. Families will love the creative workshops including soap making, floral crowns, bug boxes, Seed Art with Linda Brennan, Coffee Cup Recycling to plant a seedling, and the Breeze Orchestra musical experience, making instruments from natural materials.

Book early for the Bush Tucker Walk and High Tea, which will take you on a tour of the Parkland’s natural food secrets and finish with a high tea of bush tucker treats and lemon myrtle tea. Kids will be excited to meet dirtgirl, and the popular Parkland Explorer electric train will run from 10am to 4pm both days, transporting visitors around the highlight areas of the Parkland.

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