Following the success of the first Botanic and Rare Plant Fair in 2016, organisers are proud to announce the Fair’s return this October!
"This year will be bigger than ever, with forty specialist plant and gardenware stalls from all over Australia, including Cranbourne Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria."
"There are also talks, demonstrations, interactive debates, activities for the kids and the obligatory selection of foodie trucks to satisfy everyone’s appetite."
"Our curated program includes gardening favourites such as Indira Naidoo (The Edible Balcony), Stu Burns (Garden Doctor), Georgina Reid (The Planthunter) and Professor Rob Adams (Director of City Design and Projects at the City of Melbourne)."
Together, they will be covering a plethora of topics such as “Growing new directions for small spaces”, “Fiddle leaves, fashion and the future of gardening” and where Australians find inspiration in “Searching for Australia’s garden identity”.
The spring garden event will include activities for junior gardeners, as well as practical and creative ideas about growing food, urban gardens, and nurturing our living planet.
WHAT: The Botanic and Rare Plant Fair
WHEN: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October, 10am to 4pm
LOCATION: Observatory Precinct, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
HOW MUCH: $15 entry tickets, children under sixteen are free!