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and like the Old Ones
here I am
Healing
releasing
growing

~ Kirli Saunders from 'Sun Downs and Seasons'

Things the fire makes from sand, ash
lead to other things
rearranging atoms in time and time and time
~ Ali Jane Smith from 'Thorny, Juicy'

Celebrating 50 years of Wollongong Botanic Garden with poems connecting plants, people and place.

In 2021, we're collaborating with Wollongong Botanic Garden on a series of poetic commissions, workshops, installations and activities. These include Sculpting Poems in the Garden, Botanic Gardens Day and releases of poems for NAIDOC Week, Tree Planting Day and Mental Health Month.

2021 Programs

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    Botanic Gardens Day 2021

    Shedding light on the vital role that plants have in our lives with poet Dakota Feirer and Wollongong Botanic Garden for Botanic Gardens Day, Sunday 30 May 2021.
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    Sculpting Poems in the Garden

    In 2021, we partnered with Wollongong City Council to present a series of free workshops and commissions as part of Sculpture in the Garden at Wollongong Botanic Garden.

Poetry trail

A garden of poems

Dakota Feirer reads 'Mosaic of Secrets'


Dakota Feirer reads 'A Haiku Garden Bed'


Kirli Saunders reads 'Sun Downs and Seasons'


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