The Home & Garden Show Bowral is a true showcase of all the things you can do to create your dream lifestyle. With loads of nurseries, landscape designers garden related products, sculptures plus home improvements on display there is something for everyone. Being the 5th year there will be a new element – the introduction of the Community Garden Design Competition!
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