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If you’re looking for a beautiful bush stroll head to St Ives’ Wildflower Garden where the annual Sculpture Trail is open.

The Ku-ring-gai Sculpture Trail gives artists the opportunity to exhibit works made from recycled materials in the stunning bushland surroundings of the Wildflower Garden at St Ives.

Over 30 sculptures made from recyclable materials have been installed at different points in the Garden to form the Sculpture Trail.

This year’s Sculpture Trail is part of Ku-ring-gai’s Eco Festival during September and October. The Eco Festival aims to raise community awareness of how to live a sustainable life.

Cash prizes were awarded to winning entrants. The categories and prizes are:

Junior Category for individual or group artists 12 years and under – the individual prize of $500 was awarded to Jingyan Chen and the group prize of a full day excursion at the Wildflower Garden awarded to Knox Grammar Preparatory School – Year 4 (pictured below)

ku-ring-gai sculpture trail

Youth Category for artists 13 to 18 years – the individual prize of $1000 was awarded to Adam Zreika and the runner up prize of $500 was awarded to Jade Dunne

Open Category for artists over 18 years – the individual prize of $2500 was awarded to Simon de Lorm and the runner up prize of $1000 to Peter Masia.

Junior Winner “Help” by Jingyan Chen

Ku-ring-gai Mayor Jeff Pettett who helped judge the entries said the Sculpture Trail had become a popular event.

“The Trail really heightens people’s awareness of the impact of waste on the environment. This year’s entries have been ingenious in their use of recycled waste.”

The Sculpture Trail is open at the Wildflower Garden until 2 October. For more details visit krg.nsw.gov.au/sculpturetrail

Main image: Open Category Winner “Voltrix” by Simon de Lorm