Nature Festival | Nature Storytelling: Young Kate

Gather in and hear a nature-based story told the old way-without a book. Then make a tribute to beauty using the bounty of the garden.

A Storytelling and Ephemeral Art experience for Families

A cosy hill-top bungalow that overlooks a 4-acre garden is the perfect place to hear a story about the power of nature told in the old way-without a book.

‘Young Kate’, the story that will be told, was written by English author Eleanor Farjeon. It tells of a servant girl whose life is forever changed by her encounter with the Green Woman, River King and Dancing Boy.

After the story we will venture outside and use natural materials to make artworks inspired by the story.

This experience will appeal to those who love stories, music, being outside and making.


Make a day of it

Spend a whole day at Stangate House and Garden! Enjoy the morning Painting Nature at Zinia King’s watercolour workshop, have a picnic and then settle in for an afternoon of stories and art! Look for the Nature Festival event Painting Nature Workshop


This experience will appeal to those who love stories, music, being outside and making.

Suitable for children 5 years and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian (who will be required to also enrol in the workshop).



  • Participants are invited to picnic before the storytelling (from 12:30-1:20)(BYO everything!)
  • Most of the workshop will be spent outside so please dress with that in mind.
  • Please note Stangate House and Garden is accessible from the city by bus.
  • Please park onsite, using the Edgeware Road entrance. (Please do not park in front of Thomas Gas.)
  • This event will go ahead rain, hail or shine.
  • This event will comply with Health Department regulations. Should Covid cause this event to be cancelled we will gladly refund the cost of your ticket.


Thursday September 30, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM



Stangate House and Garden

3 Edgeware Road

Aldgate, SA 5154

$5 – $10


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