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.
In 2022, Alison Bailey Smith 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 toured 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
In 2022 the Sculptures visited North Wirral Coastal Park, with Castleway Primary School; Science In The Sunshine at Heswall Primary School; Heswall Primary School Butterfly Garden; St James Garden, Tollemache Road, Birkenhead; Summer Strum Festival at Happy Times Activities, Moreton; Moreton in Bloom; New Ferry Butterfly Park; St Mary’s Catholic College Open Evening; Christ Church CE Primary Birkenhead; Mersey Park Primary School; Holy Apostles and Martyrs Community Garden; Leverhulme Summer Cycle.
In 2023 the flowers are visiting:
2nd May – 5th May – West Kirby Primary School
7th May – Port Sunlight Village for the Community get together, to celebrate the King Charles III Coronation.
More dates to be added soon.
Please note, that school locations are not for the general public unless otherwise noted.
You can also view upcoming dates of appearances by the sculptures, and check availability for booking, here: