GARDENING AUSTRALIA SEPTEMBER 2019 15
2 ND– 8 THLandcareWeek
ofmorethan 6000 groupsandthousandsofvolunteers
9 TH– 15 THNationalOrganicWeek
23 RD Aug– 27 TH Sept Hancock’s Daffodils
11am–4pm. Cnr Belgrave–Gembrook and Grantulla Rds,
Menzies Creek. (03) 9754 3328. Free. Colourful, extensive
garden display at this beautiful daffodil farm in the Dandenong
5 TH– 15 TH Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival
10am–4pm. Various locations, Kyneton. (03) 5422 2282.
Prices vary; some events free. Daffodil displays. Local
gardens open to visitors. Art and photography competitions
and exhibitions. Grand Parade. Scarecrow-making workshop.
10 TH & 25 TH Forest Therapy
11am–1pm. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne
Gardens, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra. (03) 9252 2429.
$30. Guided shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) practice to boost
health and wellbeing – part of the botanic gardens’ Branch
Out program of experiences for over-60s. rbg.vic.gov.au
14 TH– 15 TH Australian Plants Expo
10am-4pm. Eltham Community & Reception Centre,
801 Main Rd, Eltham. 0430 513 433. $5. Five native plant
stalls. Books, talks and displays. apsyarrayarra.org.au
14 TH– 15 TH Yallaroo Open Garden
10am–4.30pm. 7 Hillsmeade Dr, Narre Warren South. 0472
997 880. $8. Garden featuring Australian plants (all labelled),
including grevilleas, lechenaultias and eremophilas, and a
large orchard. opengardensvictoria.org.au
14 TH Sept– 13 TH Oct Tesselaar Tulip Festival
10am–5pm. Tesselaar Flower Farm, 357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan.
(03) 9737 7722. $29. Colourful fi elds of tulips. More than a
million fl owering bulbs on show. Live entertainment, children’s
activities, food and market stalls. tulipfestival.com.au
21 ST Melbourne Clivia Group Expo
10am–4pm. Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller
Cres, Mount Waverley. 0477 134 863. $5. Clivia displays,
demonstrations and sales. melbournecliviagroup.org.au
21 ST– 22 ND David’s Open Garden
10am–4.30pm. 16 Central Ave, Footscray. 0472 997 880.
$8. Compact inner-city garden with more than 50 fruiting
trees, shrubs and vines, plus unusual edible plants. Fernery
housing exotic orchids, bromeliads, ferns and succulents.
Ceramic planters for sale. opengardensvictoria.org.au
21 ST– 22 ND North East Melbourne Orchid Society
Sat 9am–4pm, Sun 10am–4pm. Bulleen Heights School,
221 Manningham Rd, Lower Templestowe. 0418 110 345. $4.
Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Cattleya
and Sarcochilus species on display, plus rare and unusual
orchids. Plants and accessories for sale. Questions answered
by orchid experts. Refreshments and light meals available.