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.
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!
9 – 11 October 2015
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds,
Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale,
Tickets: $25 per person $20 concession/senior Under 16s free with adults Family tickets $40 for two adults and two children 3-day tickets $30 for adults and $25 for groups and concession Free entry for VET Gold Card holders Purchase at http://bitly.com/HortGardenFestival
Further information: www.gardeningfestival.com.au
Thanks to our friends at Horticultural and Gardening Festival PR and Marketing team Bohemian Rhapsody Club has 2 double passes to give away for one of the days of the festival. One pass is for a guest and one is for the media crew (photos plus). To be in the run please comment on this post. PM me or email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell why do you want to be at the festival this spring?
Competition ends: Thursday, Sep 24 at 0900pm.