Local Leaders | Southern Highland Botanic Gardens: Earth Hour will glow in the darkness

An exciting community event is being held at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens on Saturday, March 24, from 5.45pm. It is free for all the family, with fun things for kids to do.

Earth Hour will be celebrated with a wonderful artistic exhibition by local artists Heidi McGeoch and Sam Larwill with their Vessels of Change, displaying a glowing solar powered city streetscape you can walk around.

NIGHT SHOW: Vessels of Change by local artists Heidi McGeoch and Sam Larwill, displaying a glowing solar powered city streetscape you can walk around.

NIGHT SHOW: Vessels of Change by local artists Heidi McGeoch and Sam Larwill, displaying a glowing solar powered city streetscape you can walk around.

This city streetscape will be created out of 44 gallon drums, with window cut-outs and solar lighting. As the sun goes down and the lights go out at 8.30pm, the only lighting will be from solar-powered lighting and the Vessels of Change exhibition will glow in the dark. 

Bring your own picnic, warm clothing, rugs, comfy chairs and a drinking vessel.

“As the sun goes down and the lights go out at 8.30pm, the Vessels of Change exhibition will glow in the dark.”

There will be a sausage sizzle, a bar, live music, local solar providers to ask about solar and, very importantly, a workshop for kids to make and take home their own solar-powered lantern. You are asked to take home your own rubbish.

If you can walk or cycle to the event, do that, but there will be ample parking off Old South Road. Please don’t bring dogs as they are not permitted at the Botanic Gardens.

Although it is free, you should book your spot and the kids into the workshop by going to this website  http://www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/events/earth-hour or phoning Jenny Kena on 4868 0855.

The event is supported by the council, and Arts NSW Country Arts Support Program.

Everyone is welcome. Please come and join us, enjoy the fun and get to know your Botanic Garden.

  • Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund’s activity. Every year hundreds of millions of people in more than 7,000 cities in over 180 countries mark Earth Hour by going ‘lights out’ for 60 minutes at 8.30pm.

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