This annual event is the second largest in Victoria with over 150 attractive and innovative sites, enjoyed by a crowd of over 6,000 with displays and sales stands.
Field Days site, Lardner Park, via Warragul
between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
13th and 14th October 2018
Entry $10.00 Under 16 Free
Garden Guru for 2018 on Main Stage Melissa King
2018 Melissa King is our Gardening Expert, with demonstrations and talks through the day.
Melissa has gardening in her blood. She grew up playing in her grandparent’s native plant nursery and at fifteen started working weekends in a garden centre, which fuelled her love of all things green. She then completed a degree in horticulture and carved a career in gardening media becoming a popular face on gardening and lifestyle television shows as well as a well-known and respected writer, author and speaker. She worked alongside Peter Cundall on ABC’s Gardening Australia, combined her love of gardens, food and travel as one of the hosts of the travel series Gurus Explore, transformed front yards in Channel 9’s make-over series Battlefronts, hosted the gardening segment on Channel 10’s fun morning show ‘The Circle’ and inspired people of all ages to get out into the garden on Foxtel’s Garden Angels. These days Melissa stars in The Garden Gurus on Channel 9 and is proud to call herself a ‘Gardenette’.
With two young boys of her own Melissa wants every kid to get a bit of dirt under their fingernails and experience the thrill of growing their own food. She’s passionate about garden history, potted gardens, kids gardening, growing edibles, food stories and recipes from the past. Melissa’s book ‘Garden Feast’ is all about growing and cooking fruit and vegetables with old-fashioned flavour
Garden & Home Expo Details
40 Specialist + general nurseries including rare bulbs, perennials, shrubs & trees
First class orchid display
Tanks and water saving devices
Gardening tools and machinery
Shade & Hot houses
Spas and pools
Statues and garden features
Interior and exterior furnishings
Indoor and outdoor furniture
Home finance & building products
Windows & Doors
Tradespeople & building products
Enquires – Maureen (03)56254589
Presentations will aim to lead and inform delegates on how therapeutic garden design and programs address public health issues. Speakers will also highlight innovation, best practice and research in therapeutic horticulture.
Conference delegates would include horticulturists, landscape designers, occupational therapists, diversional therapists, recreation activities officers, health professionals, academics, researchers, students and volunteers.
Registrations open 15th June 2018
Production, selection, establishment, maintenance, roots, pruning, soils and more.
Featuring Ed Gilman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida.
Dr Gilman is a Professor Emeritus from the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and has been on the faculty since 1984. He has produced a significant number of academic papers and wrote the ‘Illustrated Guide to Pruning’, which is now in its third edition. He received the Authors Citation Award in 1999, Educators Award in 2003, research award in 2007, and the Award of Merit from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA’s highest award) in 2016. He has published more than 120 scientific peer reviewed journal articles on roots, planting, and pruning trees in his 35 years in academia and industry and has conducted more than 800 presentations to professional groups throughout his career.
Green-thumbs, flower enthusiasts, art lovers and home & garden renovators – New Zealand’s floral and horticultural spectacular, the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show, is back again for 2018!
Running over five days at West Auckland’s The Trusts Arena from 28 November until 02 December 2018, visitors will be offered the chance to experience award-winning garden exhibits, feature floral art installations and displays, indulge in a spot of retail therapy and enjoy gourmet food and beverages.
Popular Show favourites will also be back again, including the FLONZI Apprentice Florist of the Year Competition, Yates Community Gardening, as well as Ray White Austar Realty Meet the Experts.
Tickets for the 2018 NZ Flower and Garden Show can be purchased from Ticketek.
For more information visit www.nzflowergardenshow.co.nz