Tomato Festival

Another colourful beauty in my Twitter feed Monday morning, again from Australia. This Mandala design from Jimmy Turner, Director of Horticulture for Royal Botanic Garden Sydney:

“The @RBGSydney Horticulture staff did an amazing job interpreting my coloured drawing into a masterpiece.”

The vibrant vegetable Mandala was created for the Tomato Festival Sydney 2020 held on the weekend at the garden – first I knew but it’s been going seven years 🙂

The theme for 2020 was the joy of the kitchen garden.

Lots of colourful capsicum or peppers as well as tomatoes!

Click on the photo to enlarge.


Fyi – a tweet I saw from Royal Botanic Garden Sydney said the vegetables will be donated to a food rescue program that redistributes food to those in need.

Image used with permission from Jimmy Turner  @TexanInOz
Link to tweet:

Posted by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. Isn’t that just marvellous! I was in Sydney on the weekend and didn’t know about the tomato festival. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I’ll have to keep a lookout for it next year. In my opinion, a much better festival than throwing tomatoes at people.

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    1. Jimmy heads back to US in March and I’ll miss his tweets from Sydney. He’s taking over as Exec Director of Red Butte Garden in Utah from 23 March.


  2. That’s great artwork!

    A while ago, I read the Royal Botanic Gardens were deciding which plants/trees they would allow to die because of unsustainablity due to the drought. Because of recent torrential rains, hopefully not too much has been lost. I haven’t been for a while.

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