Clay butterflies and Melastoma flowers are new additions to Mrs York's Garden in Port Macquarie after a new mosaic was installed.
Non-profit group Friends of Mrs York's Garden celebrated the mosaic and water bubbler opening with Port Macquarie-Hastings Mayor Peta Pinson on November 20.
The close knit family of 29 members unveiled the artwork after three months of work on the corner of Stewart and Clarence Street.
Garden member and mosaic designer Patricia Philip said the mosaic and water bubbler are located at the perfect spot for passing members of the public.
"We're on the top of the hill and as people come up from the beach this is the spot where they get thirsty. It's a nice place to stop and have a rest. It's an ice-breaker to get people talking," she said.
"When the mayor came to see us, she generously gave us a bubbler for the passing elderly people and walkers with their dogs. There was a big slab of cement under it and we thought wouldn't it be nice to have something lovely there.
"I'd done quite a few mosaics and I thought we can do one similar to a sealed one of the koalas next to the observatory."
Clay and use of a kiln were donated to the garden by Susan Brangwin from Clay Koala Port Macquarie Pottery.
"We used tiles to make Monarch butterflies, leaves and Melastoma flowers. There are also fantasy butterflies which I added," said Mrs Philip.
"It took quite a while because I had to cut out the shape of the flowers, dry them and have them bisqued before being glazed. The entire process took about three months and there was quite lengthy waiting periods during the project.
"The Melastoma are our symbol and they flower a couple of times a year. They are a native and planted all over the garden.
"I think more of these mosaics would look great around town. The great thing about mosaics is that they last for a very long time and they can be repaired if they are damaged."
The Garden gained significant recognition earlier this month when it won the Habitat and Wildlife Conservation category at the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Awards on November 2.
More than 7000 hours of volunteer labour have been contributed to the garden over the last four and a half years.
In that time more than 4000 plants and 85 different native species were established.
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