Horticultural & Gardening Festival
Date(s) – 09/10/2015 – 11/10/2015
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location Melbourne Showgrounds
Welcome to Melbourne’s only big spring gardening show!
Located at Melbourne Showgrounds, this three day festival is focused on Growing, Gardening and Cooking. We’ve got everything from rare plant growers and specialist plant nurseries to gardening tools and products.
Buy tickets here: http://bitly.com/HortGardenFestival
And with an array of experts to share their knowledge, this is a rare opportunity to have so many key industry figures at one event. ABC Organic Gardener’s Peter Cundall, will formally open the festival, provide a crop-rotation demonstration and more – only on the opening Friday so be sure not to miss him. Get advice from Angus Stewart, Stephen Ryan, Prof. Tim Entwisle, Attila Kapitany, Simon Rickard, Costa and others, about your plants and gardens.
With more people getting interested in where their food comes from, Louise FitzRoy ‘From Paddock to Plate‘ will be demonstrating on stage with various local growers, how to grow and cook. Learn about gardening and cooking too from indigenous chef Mark Olive, and Masterchef winner Emma Dean.
Our Display Gardens will feature the best of landscape design and provide ideas and resources. Combing support from the companies who grow plants, sell pavers, lighting, landscape materials and more, this is a must-see part of the event. Judging the gardens will be a panel headed by the award-winning Ian Barker.
As there’s great support from industry organisations including Landscaping Victoria, Australian Institute of Landscape & Design Managers and Australian Institute of Horticulture – visitors have got professional services that can be to be tapped into – come and get your questions answered!
Visit, buy, learn
With a range of stalls selling plants and gardening equipment, there’ll be opportunities to buy new release, rare and hard-to-find plants – and get good advice to help your garden grow. Visit exhibitor stands and find out more, or sit and interact with our on-stage panels who’ll answer questions – and give away garden products.
Want to learn more about what to grow and then how to cook it? Come along and learn from the experts. This event will be a fun experience for all the family from the mildly interested to the keen gardener!
There are a number of exhibitors geared towards children – including the dirtgirlworld activity centre. All geared to get kids outdoors, learning and having fun!