Eco Art In The Park
Eco Art In The Park is a collaboration between Wirral Environmental Network, artist Alison Bailey Smith, Wirral Unplugged and Wirral Council’s Eco Schools programme. Through the project we aim to raise awareness of Wirral’s biodiversity and the importance of pollinators, as well as inspiring creativity and highlighting the need to reduce waste.
Alison Bailey Smith has created nine giant sculptures of plants made using repurposed materials such as garden hose, food packaging, yoga mats, light fittings and toothpaste tubes. The eight wildflowers and one grass depicted by the sculptures are all native to Wirral. Alison was supported in making the flower bases and welding them by Wirral Met Engineering and Construction Departments. The sculptures will be touring schools and parks over the summer, having already appeared at the Eco Art In The Park launch day at Leasowe Lighthouse with children from Castleway Primary School, and at Heswall Primary School’s Science In The Sunshine event.
Where To See The Flower Sculptures
28th June – Eco Art In The Park launch at North Wirral Coastal Park, with Castleway Primary School
6th July – Science In The Sunshine at Heswall Primary School
14th July – Heswall Primary School Butterfly Garden – School event only
20th July – St James Garden, Tollemache Road, Birkenhead
30th July – Summer Strum Festival at Happy Times Activities, Moreton
1st – 5th August – Moreton in Bloom
11th and 18th September – New Ferry Butterfly Park
13th September – St Mary’s Catholic College Open Evening
14th, 15th September – Christ Church CE Primary Birkenhead – School event only
16th September – Mersey Park Primary School – School event only
25th September – Leverhulme Summer Cycle
17th April- 21st April 2023 – Coop Academy Woodside
More dates to be added soon.
You can also view upcoming dates of appearances by the sculptures, and check availability for booking, here: