Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

May Gibbs Garden and Exhibition at Carrick Hill

Home > Adelaide > Art | Community Events | Exhibitions | Fun for Children | Fun Things To Do
by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
I enjoy writing about Adelaide and its many attractions. If you think Adelaide is boring, the problem is not with Adelaide. Please click the link to Like my articles, and subscribe to see more.
Event: -
This art is so cute
Carrick Hill, May Gibbs, gardens, exhibition, garden, kids, state library
May Gibbs Gumnuts Artwork (Image: State Library NSW)

Kids in Adelaide love the Children's Storybook Trail at Carrick Hill in Springfield. This colourful free trail meanders through the garden and delights visitors with its characters from classic children's tales. A frog on a log, Hobbit House, and a Secret Garden are just some of the many surprises that keep bringing families back to Carrick Hill many times over.

But now there is a new reason to visit Carrick Hill - the new May Gibbs Garden has been added to the Children's Storybook Trail. The Carrick Hill garden team has developed a unique garden where Snugglepot and Cuddlepie sit amongst their iconic bush imagery. Experience the quintessential Gibbs as you follow a trail that is home to a stunning collection of flora including Xanthorrhoea Glaucas, Banksias, Correas, Boronias, Acacias, and Geraldton Wax.

Carrick Hill, May Gibbs, gardens, exhibition, garden, kids, childrens storybook trail
The May Gibbs Garden is on the Childrens Storybook Trail at Carrick Hill

To complement the new May Gibbs Garden, Carrick Hill is presenting a new exhibition of original and rarely seen artwork by May Gibbs. Setting her work alongside a selection of twentieth century and contemporary artists, this exhibition presents the work of May Gibbs as an author, illustrator, artist and environmental campaigner who has inspired generations of artists and scientists.

An Australian who inspired so many, Gibbs created a unique Australian idiom that continues to inspire new and emerging writers and illustrators. Her love of nature and deep understanding of the Australian bush inspired Gibbs to create beautiful works of art. She cherished and longed for the natural Australian surrounds and was a strong advocate for the preservation of the fast vanishing native flora.

Carrick Hill, May Gibbs, gardens, exhibition, garden, kids, childrens storybook trail, artwork
Beautiful May Gibbs Artwork (Image: Carrick Hill)

Close To Nature: May Gibbs and Australian Botanical Art, an exhibition of original and rarely viewed artworks by iconic Australian author and illustrator, May Gibbs runs from August 1 to November 25 2018. It is part of May Gibbs Shown In Frame And Garden At Carrick Hill.

The May Gibbs Garden on the free Children's Storybook Trail also opens in August when Carrick Hill reopens after the winter break. You can find more about Carrick Hill and its gardens in this article.

Carrick Hill, May Gibbs, gardens, exhibition, garden, kids, childrens storybook trail, native flora
Native Flora in May Gibbs Art (Image: Carrick Hill)

Visit the Carrick Hill website or Facebook page to get all the latest updates about what's on at Carrick Hill.

Carrick Hill, May Gibbs, gardens, exhibition, garden, kids, childrens storybook trail
Carrick Hill and Gardens

Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  134
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Celebrate an accomplished Australian artist
When: See website
Where: 46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield SA 5062
Cost: Free to visit garden
Your Comment
"Glauca's, Banksias, Correas, Boronias, Acacias". What's the apostrophe for?
by mikew (score: 1|39) 993 days ago
More Adelaide articles
Top Events
Popular Articles