Garden art event focuses on recycling

The giant water lily art installation created by Martin Waters will be unveiled in July.
The giant water lily art installation created by Martin Waters will be unveiled in July.

Burnby Hall Gardens will be hosting its final Garden Art Recycle family event, themed around recycling, on Wednesday 4 April.

Visitors to the hall have been donating their plastic bottles to the community art recycling project. They have now been handed over to artist Martin Waters who is currently busy turning them into a giant water lily.

Martin has worked on a variety of projects, including the creation of the Poppy Installation at Holy Trinity Parish church in Hull, and was also artist in residence at Spurn Point.

The giant water lily art installation created by Martin for Burnby Hall Gardens will be inspired by the hardy water lily collection and is set to be unveiled as part of a community event on Wednesday 25 July.

On 4 April visitors can enjoy:

l Crafts in the bandstand, make your own plastic water lily to take home or donate to our art project which will be featured next to our art installation!

l Recycle themed trail around the garden

l Recycle themed games

A spokesman said: “This community art project has been made possible in thanks to the Heritage Lottery Grant, funded by National Lottery Players.

“To find out more about this Garden Art Recycle Project over the next year please visit the Burnby Hall Gardens website: www.burnbyhallgardens.com.”