Community Ephemeral Art-making at Codornices Park – Agapanthus Project 2023
(NOTE NEW DATE/TIME) Saturday, November 25, 2023, 1:00pm - 3:00pm (arrive anytime ).
Free, public, all-ages event, wheelchair accessible
Codornices Park, Berkeley, CA ( map )
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Join us for an afternoon of playful collaborative sculpture-making using dried Agapanthus flowers at Berkeley’s Codornices Park. This is the latest installment of the Agapanthus Project, begun in 2010.
I'll be bringing the Agapanthus flowers, but it is great when folks contribute their own too! Beginning in August, the flowers will wither and fall, and green seed pods will form where the flowers were. If you leave them on the plant, the seed pods will eventually dry out, as will the stalks. You can cut the stalks any time, even if they are not yet dry. It's best to store them in a dry sunny place - and then when the rain comes, store them anywhere dry. If your neighbors have Agapanthus, you can pass these instructions to them, or you might offer to harvest their wilted flowers so you have more for the event.
People of all ages and abilities welcome.
After Agapanthus flowers are dried, the tubular stalks are light and rigid, and the tufts of the flowers (technically the umbellate inflorescences) are like Velcro, allowing us to construct multi-level free-standing sculptures!
See this gallery of photos from past Agapanthus Project gatherings.
Maybe you’ll have a picnic lunch and/or a stroll at the Berkeley Rose Garden across the street before we begin? Or stay afterwards for the sunset – great view from the top of the Rose Garden!
This event is wheelchair accessible. Restrooms on site. Codornices Park is well known for its 40-foot concrete hill slide and tot play area.