Hellens Garden Festival Community Mandala June 2017
Kate was invited to draw out a mandala for Hellens Garden Festival in aid of charities St Micheals Hospice and Back to the Wild. The Festival theme was ‘Growing Today for all our Tomorrows’ and aimed to engage its visitors (which usually number c. 3000) curiosity and enthusiasm for the natural world. The 30ft diameter outline was laid using cotton rope and filled in using thousands of collected recycled bottle tops, along with fir cones, wood rings, pebbles and shells by the hundreds of members of the public that visited over the 2 day festival. After the event the materials were again recycled – some sent to charities to raise funds for new wheelchairs.