Garden Shows in Australia – 2016
Includes Plant Fairs, Landscaping Exhibitions and Garden Club events
Garden Shows are a wonderful way to gain information and inspiration for you garden. Gardening Shows in 2016 include major commercial events and smaller Gardeing Club seasonal and annual shows.
Some of the best garden shows to attend are those that are run as Open Gardens. A few outstanding events are the ones attached to historic properties. Many events will include plant sales, speakers and landscaping exhibitions as well.
We provide a guide to gardening and garden shows, garden fairs and gardening events across Australia, As well as links to Major UK and USA gardening events.
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The 2016 Garden Show Calendar
GARDEN SHOWS SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES and ACT
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016
Horticultural Society of Canberra
Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa Drive, Tharwa, ACT
Open Daily 10 AM – 4 PM
Admission $10 (U18 Free)
April 9th -10th 2016
Collectors Plant Fair
Hawkesbury Racecourse, NSW
Saturday 9 April, 8am to 4pm
Sunday 10 April, 9am to 4pm
International Orchid Fair
Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill
May 13th – 15th 2016
Orchids Out West 2016
Friday 13th Saturday 14th May 9am-4pm Sunday 15th May 9am-3pm
Hawkesbury Race Course, Clarendon (opposite Richmond RAAF Base)
Orchids Out West comprises beautiful displays put on by the local orchid societies such as Blacktown City Orchid Society, Blue Mountains and Penrith District Orchid Society, Hawkesbury District Orchid Society. There are also lots of orchids for sale from vendors from around Australia.
Orchids Out West is a fair with a great selection of plants to be purchased to enhance your orchid collection, and always something new to oh and ah over. Every year the displays improve in quality and are always very colourful thanks to the wonderful collection of orchids of all generas such as Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums and Cymbidiums, just to name a few.
It is worth the drive to the beautiful Hawkesbury district and then maybe further up into the Blue Mountains. Make it a great day out and smell the flowers!
Admission: $5.00. Buses: $4.00 Plenty of free parking
Clarendon Railway Station nearby
BBQ and light refreshments available
Information 0408 264 040 – Email: [email protected] – Web: http://www.orchidsocietynsw.com.au/OOW2016.htm
Mingara Orchid Fair
Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi
National Orchid Extravaganza
Dural Recreation Centre, 25a Kenthurst Rd, Round Corner, Dural
St Ives Orchid Fair
St Ives Showground
Southern Orchid Spectacular
Caringbah High School, 85 Willarong Rd, Caringbah
GARDEN SHOWS ADELAIDE AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA
JANUARY 9 – 10th 2016
Lilium & Bulb Society of SA Annual Show
This is the 50th Birthday Show.
Lilium plants and Spring Bulbs for sale.
Hahndorf Institute, Main Rd, Hahndorf SA.
Sat noon-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
See www.liliumbulb.org.au for more information.
Entry by donation.
GARDEN SHOWS MELBOURNE and VICTORIA
Feb 27th – 28th
Dahlia Society of Victoria – 2016 State Dahlia Show
Mt Waverley Community Centre
Miller Cresc Mt Waverley
Sat 12.30pm-5pm, Sun 10am-3.30pm
$4 Adults, Conc $1, Child Free
Feb 27th – 28th
Melbourne Begonia Society – Annual Begonia Show
Moorabbin Seniors Citizens Hall
964 Nepean Highway Moorabbin (MW 77D6)
Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Displays and sales of Begonias. Many rare.
Information, advice and talks on Begonia growing.
Contact Anne at 03 94899680
12th – 13th March 2016
Ferny Creek Horticultural Society
Plant Collectors Sale and Garden Expo
Hilton Rd Ferny Creek.
10 am – 4pm
16th – 20th March 2016
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
9am – 5pm
Royal Exhibition Buildings and Gardens
Nicholson St Carlton
19th – 20th March
Country Dahlias Festival Weekend
195 Mathison road, Winchelsea, Victoria. Contact Jenny Parish on (03) 5267 2389.
Australia’s largest dahlia collection, of approx 20,000 bushes.
Open 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Country Stalls, “Lions Club” BBQ, Devonshire teas, Vintage tractors and machinery etc. Admission is $7.00 per adult, Children FREE and Wheelchair friendly
9th April – (Saturday)
Gippsland Rare and Unusual Plant Fair.
Jindivick Public Hall. Jacksons Track Jindivick. (Easy Drive from Melbourne) Lots of interesting vendors including : Tempo Two Iris, Hancocks Daffodils, Longomonius Plants, Devon Tube Stock, Attila Kapitany (succulents), Peter Marks (Aloes) and many more.
August 26 – 27th 2016
Orchid Society Council of Victoria – Melbourne Orchid Spectacular
Boxhall Pavilion – KCC Park (State Dog Centre)
655 Westernport Hwy SKYE (near Frankston)
Fri 9am-5pm,Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Cost Adults$10, Conc $8, Child U15 FREE.
Largest Orchid Show in Australia. Contact 0413599368
Click on the link below
AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETIES
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANT SOCIETIES
CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETIES
EPIPHYPHYLLUM & HOYA
IRIS CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
PALM & CYCAD SOCIETIES
REGIONAL CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
GENERAL GARDENING LINKS
Ellerslie International Flower Show North Hagley Park Christchurch New Zealand
31 October – 9 November 2014.
Taranaki Garden Spectacular