Our celebration of all things sunny and flowery is back with a bunch of experiences and workshops in a full day of sustainable gardening, nature and wellbeing.

Tino Carnevale, Angus Stewart and Marcus Ragus share their expertise, TMAG Scientists, Wild Hives Honey, Wild Grove, MacroBoost, Discovery Rangers, NITA Education, fine music, delicious food and much more.


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Welcome to Country Dance Ceremony by NITA Education | 10:30-11AM

Creating the Mill’s unique, biodiverse organic food garden with Tino Carnevale, Angus Stewart, Marcus Ragus | 11-11.30AM

Creative fun around the food garden with Tino Carnevale, Angus Stewart, Marcus Ragus | 11.45am-12.30pm

Practical fresh food farming and gardening with Tino Carnevale, Angus Stewart, Marcus Ragus | 1.30-2:15PM

The future of composting is fermentation with Brian Horsley, Macroboost | 12:30-1:30PM, 2:15-3:15PM

Food fermentation demo by Wild Grove farm & kitchen | 2-3PM

Rob Barker from Wild Hives Tasmania the power of Pollination & Euro bees v’s native Tasmanian bees | 11-11:30AM, 1-1.30PM, 3-3.30PM

Silvertree Botanics enjoy an edible bouquet demo | 11.30AM-12PM,1-1.30PM, 2-2.30PM


Regular happenings throughout the day at Paddy’s Paddock.

Meet Tino Carnevale & Angus Stewart for a Q&A in the food gardens

Kids Patch rock painting, scarecrow making, worm towers

The Face Painting Lady Tas

Plantings in Paddy’s Organic Garden

Parks & Wildlife ‘Discovery Ranger’ find out about the East Coast & Maria Island nature table

Les Coqs Incroyables roving classic jazz & swing tunes, crazy songs about birds & fauna


Hypnapod Deep relaxation & synchronising your biorhythms
20 min sessions throughout the day. Register your session at The Tin Shed.


Wax Wraps Orford Community Group | 11AM-12PM, 1-2PM

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery discovering the natural history of Spring Bay with Dr Gintaras Kantvilas | 1-1.30PM

Emily Sanzaro, harp experimental repertoire plus improvisations using effects and looping | 11:30AM-12:15PM, 1:15-2PM, 2.45-3.30PM


Southside Steppers
Roving 6-piece band to get you dancing & singing | 4-5pm
Sunflower Celebration day finishes with music & drinks at the Amphitheatre.


Bush Foods Walk with NITA Education share history, heritage & culture of today’s palawa/pakana people. Leaves from Paddy’s Paddock (Windsock/near beach) | 12-12.45PM, 1.30-2.15PM

Botanist Walk with TMAG scientist Dr Miguel de Salas. Leaves from Banksia Terrace | 1:30-2.15PM

Horticulture and Landscape Design Tour discovering the Mills gardens and its vision to the future with Marcus Ragus. Leaves from Nursery. 2:30–3:15PM, 3.45-4.30pm (second walk finishes at the Amphitheatre).

Site Walk with Robert WilliamsLeaves from Banksia Terrace & finishes at the Amphitheatre | 3.15-4PM



Splendid Garden Bar, Cocktails, Mocktails & local East Coast wines, gin, beer & fresh juices
Lickalicious Ice Cream Van
Panelas Donuts
Waji Food Van
Wild Grove Farm & Kitchen
Wild Hives, Cake and Honey
TasWater Portable Water Station
The SAM Project Coffee Van


Banksia Bar & Barista Coffee (from 10AM) local East Coast wines, gin, beer, fresh juices, tea & coffee
The Mill’s organic Banksia lunch (from 11AM-3PM)


Spring Bay Mill Merchandise Stall & Info Booth : Banksia Room & Paddy’s Paddock
To enter the Sunflower Competition complete the entry form leave at Info Booth.

Come for the day or stay overnight in one our Beach Shacks or Glamping Tents.


• Some areas of the site are under construction, please stay within the areas of use, only.
• Shuttle bus is a free loop between the Mill carpark & Paddy’s Paddock.
• No walking on the roads marked red.
• Walking track to Paddy’s Paddock is a bush track, please wear suitable footwear.
• There is uneven ground, trip hazards and dams. Children should be supervised at all times.
• Spring Bay Mill is a non-smoking site. Pets are not permitted onsite for the event.
• Purchase a $5 glass from the bars. The glass can be refunded at the end of the day if you wish.

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