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.

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 are 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.

Download the Pollinator Passport

(Please note – the Pollinator Passport is not printer-friendly).

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:

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

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 2024 the flowers are visiting: 

More dates to be added.

Please note, that school locations are not for the general public unless otherwise noted.