Gardening Australia – September 2019

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21 ST– 22 NDYeaGardenExpo
9am–3pm.YeaSaleyards,FlatLeadRd,Yea. 0438119 429.$7.

28 TH– 29 THMaroondahOrchidSocietyAnnualSpringShow
School, 21 StevensRd,Vermont.(03) 9801 1628.$5.Plantsfor


21 ST– 22 NDOrchidSocietyofCanberraAnnualSpring
Sat10am–5pm,Sun10am–4pm.AinslieFootballClub, 52
WakefieldAve,Ainslie.(02) 6251 7660.$2.Greatdiversityof


7 TH Central Coast Bonsai Club Annual Exhibition
9am–5pm. Mingara Recreation Club, 12–14 Mingara Dr, Tumbi
Umbi. 0417 017 447. $3. Display of more than 150 bonsai trees.
Demonstrations by leading Australian bonsai artists. Vendors
selling handmade pots, bonsai trees and starters, tools, wire and
potting mix.

7 TH Central Coast Cactus & Succulent Club Spring Sales Day
9am–1pm. Charmhaven Community Hall, 4 Narara Ave,
Charmhaven. 0415 500 777. Free. Plants for sale, ranging from
common species to the weird and wonderful. Expert growing
advice. Cash only. Bring your own bags, baskets and boxes.

7 TH The Secret Garden & Nursery Spring Fair
9am–4pm. Western Sydney University, Clydesdale Lne, Richmond.
Entrance via Vines Dr, off Londonderry Rd. (02) 9686 4155. $2.
Annual fair of horticultural therapy centre run by non-profit North
West Disability Services. Stalls, plants for sale. Train rides, fire
truck display. Music, barbecue, Devonshire teas, woodfired pizzas.

7 TH– 8 TH & 14 TH– 15 TH Daffodils at Rydal
10am–4pm. Various locations in Rydal. (02) 6359 3237. $15.
See parks and gardens planted with beautiful daffodils (free
hop-on, hop-off bus available). Music, exhibitions and all-day
barbecue. Entry tickets from Rydal railway station and Rydal
Showground kiosk.

8 TH Stony Range ‘Back to the
Bush’ Spring Festival
9am–3pm. Stony Range Regional
Botanic Garden, 810 Pittwater Rd,
Dee Why. (02) 9451 1883. Free.
Native plant sales and advice. Displays of native bees and native
animals. Sculptures and photography on show. Walks and fun
children’s activities. Music, barbecue and coffee shop.

21 ST Manly West Public School Carnival
10am–4pm. Manly West Public School, cnr Griffith and Hill Sts,
Balgowlah. 0402 909 927. Free. Plant and white elephant stalls,
carnival rides, old-style favourites (tombola, chocolate wheel)
kitchen garden, gourmet food and refreshments available.

21 ST– 22 ND Maitland Garden Ramble
10am–4pm. Various locations around Maitland. (02) 4931 2800.
$5 per garden, $35 all gardens. Visit eight beautiful gardens.
Gift stalls and talks at some locations. Food and refreshments
available. Tickets from Maitland Visitor Information Centre,
High St, Maitland, and at gardens. Proceeds to Vision Australia.

28 TH– 29 TH Living Smart Festival
Sat 8am–2pm, Sun 11am–4pm. Speers Point Park, Park Rd,
Speers Point, Lake Macquarie. (02) 4921 0333. Free. One of
Australia’s largest sustainability-based events. On Saturday,
headlining guest Costa Georgiadis will speak to visitors and
present workshops. Eco-living displays, rewilding workshops,
cooking demonstrations, organic farmers’ market, food trucks,

28 TH– 29 TH Rivendell Flower & Garden Show
10am–3pm. Rivendell, Thomas Walker Estate, Hospital Rd,
Concord. (02) 9767 6038. $15. Spectacular floral exhibits and
garden designs. Expert workshops. High tea in the fountain
courtyards. Kids’ space. Market and food stalls. Gala dinner.


21 ST SA Spring Garden Festival
8am–3pm. Mount Pleasant Showgrounds, Melrose St, Mount
Pleasant. 0418 301 121. $5. Plants, garden furniture, decor and
garden-care products for sale. Special guests include native
plant expert Neville B Bonney, Gardening Australia presenter
Sophie Thomson, and Faye McGoldrick, who will demonstrate
how to make an insect hotel.
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