Thanks to friends from TMAG we have been able to document and classify the flora and fauna of this site after a long history of industrial use and — unlike the current geopolitical state of affairs — it’s not all bad news!
And if you like squid as much as we do, stay tuned for updates in our next infrequent news.
“In our abundant gardens here at the Mill, important work is being done by the local bees — providing delicious honey for our kitchen and of course offering their life-giving service of pollination. Let’s put aside for a moment our capital extractive hive-robbing and instead learn from these fabulous and necessary creatures…”
— Joe Pickett, Spring Bay Mill General Manager
“Healthy country fresh from patch-burning by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. Thousands of new native plants and abundant wildlife. We’re continually looking for ways to be a force for good and we’re excited to be a part of this growing movement towards sustainable and intentional business renewal.”
— A special note from our General Manager Joe Pickett closes 2021, a busy and successful year at the Mill.
Don’t miss the Opening Party on Saturday 9 October. Tour the new facilities with our award-winning architect Ross Bewin and landscape designer extraordinaire Marcus Ragus.
Those fortunate humans who inhabit Spring Bay Mill on a regular basis may spot a family of five echidnas casually parading in front of Acacia (once crib building) on their innocent travails through the landscape.
We’ve had our science hats on with Beaker Streat to bring you NOCTURNA and Dark Sky Dinner – get your tickets now. Learn the story behind the intricate design of the Beach Shack gardens, and Dinner at the Mill is almost sold out!
A bloody big rock, maybe! We at the Mill love nature, even when it gets in the way of commerce. If the Great Cliff Demolition keeps keeping on why not build another dam wall on the Prosser at the same time?
Dine with us at Dinner at the Mill in award-winning architecture. Making videos at the Mill has also become a bit of a thing. Check out these from our friends the indie-rock legends Holy Holy, and this moving piece by the Van Diemen’s Band string ensemble…
Did we have a winter in 2020? Not sure. This approaching cooler season is full of promise at The Mill.
Coming up: Very Short Film Festival submission deadline Friday 23 April + join us on the red carpet for cocktails, canapés and live music at the Premiere Screening event to announce the winners on Friday 21 May. Special Mothers Day Pumpkin Harvest Party with lots of fun for all the family on 9 May.
Learn from a professional and enjoy a weekend away with photographer Cam Blake Photography 14-16 May. Peace Pole Ceremony on 15 May bringing people together to inspire, awaken and uplift. Looking for a perfect venue for your next special occasion contact us for an information pack.
Our Sunflower Celebration is now a fixture on the annual calendar and will be back bigger and brighter next year. Book now for one of our 2-day Photography Workshops with highly acclaimed landscape photographer Cam Blake. Learn techniques of landscape photography and the unique multi-facets of Maria Island.
Hair of the Dog sold out event. MOFO at the Mill engaging artists in residence. Sunflower Celebration not far away. Wedding on the horizon? Take a look at our romantic offerings and start a conversation with us. River Islands with Yyan Ng and Emily Sheppard. The Very Short Film Festival.
- Weather is warming
- Wild flowers sprouting
- Hop on ya bikes
- Get into outing…
Or scouting or … anything outdoors on the glorious East Coast!
And to make that move off the couch irresistible, here’s a bunch of offers to stay @ The Mill just for the sake of it …
Looking for an unique venue for your next special occasion? Don’t miss out on great savings on venue hire and conference facilities plus you can’t beat a weekend getaway in one of our gorgeous beach shacks. Read the July newsletter and get in touch to find out more…
Wanna Boogie? Remember live music?
Announcing Gigs in Space – Spring Bay Mill’s live performance day pencilled in for Saturday 5th September (give or take a week or two). You will enjoy a great line up of performers plus fabulous food and booze throughout the day.
Announcing Grown by Spring Bay Mill, our clever horticulturists have created a complete organic kitchen garden kit, growing and ready to harvest and delivered to your door. Check out our new shop to order. Snapshot of the recent SB20 Championship and more. We wish you a very happy and safe Easter.
Yes, the Sunflower Festival has been and gone. A picture or a thousand words? Have a gander. From all reports and feedback, it was a Winner! We are so grateful not only to the 600 people who turned out but also for the enthusiastic volunteers who really helped spread the love on the day. And, the good news, there will be plenty more food and horticultural events at The Mill in 2020, so you won’t need to wait a whole year. Stay tuned…