Inspiring artists and craftsmen
The Waratah truly is a most beautiful plant, especially when in flower and was described by early botanists as the ‘most magnificent plant’ in New Holland. Now symbolically instated as the floral emblem of NSW, the Waratah has become arguably the most famous and recognisable Australian plant.
Waratahs have been used for company logos and as architectural ornamentation, and the name has been used for towns, steamships and even football teams.
If you would like to make your own Waratah artwork, download our activity sheet here (PDF).