painting in the garden 

we’ve been painting the picnic table and a few garden stakes…just a little extra colour for the lovely place that is Sandhills Community Garden.

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School holiday artwork has been installed

The artwork from the school holiday art project has been installed in the garden – some photo’s are shown below.  See if you can find your artwork in the garden.


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Sandhills Community Garden School Holiday Art Fun

Last week about thirty wonderful people came to our art workshop. Kids, mums, dads and grandparents all joined in. Together we painted garden stakes and made hanging mobiles from seed pods, shells and beads. Here’s some photos of the action…..

Stay tuned for photos of the installed artwork in the garden – we’ll post those photos later this week…….


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Free School Holiday Art Activity, Thursday 1 October 2015

The weather is set to brighten up this week, and as its school holidays we thought we’d host some creativity activities in the garden.

We’re going to paint some garden stake ‘totem poles’ and make shell/bead mobiles.

Thursday 1 October, 10am – midday.

Please come along. The activities are free and everyone is very welcome.

school-holidays-art-project-1-oct-2015School Holidays Art Project 1 Oct 2015


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Back in April 2015, like many places in Newcastle – the garden was damaged in the huge storm. A large Norfolk Island Hibiscus came down.

The damage has been cleared and while we were sad to lose the beautiful tree, the space cleared brought light into areas of the garden that were previously very shaded.

This week Chris noticed a beautiful flower from a Malaysian Apple Tree – flowering for the first time  due to receiving light now. Renewal can come through loss.

the tree in bloom

the tree in bloom

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Sandhills Garden story on ABC Open

A little story about Sandhills Community Garden on ABC Open

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