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.

Wirral Unplugged designed a Pollinator Passport, a free activity booklet to encourage learning and play around Wirral’s local plants and the fascinating insects that pollinate them. Families will be encouraged to create their own insects to take to visit the flower sculptures in their local green space. Students from the University of Liverpool worked on the look of the passport and produced social media posts and newspaper articles to publicise the project.

Book the sculptures

The flower sculptures and pollinator passports can be requested by schools, park groups and other local organisations.

Please complete this form and submit it to book a visit:

https://forms.gle/iXMrcfx6Xx1GM9xJA

We will confirm your booking by email if the art is available on your chosen date(s).

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 SeptemberNew 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 SeptemberLeverhulme 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:

https://wirralenvironmentalnetwork.org.uk/events/category/eco-art