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Australian Plants Expo 2018

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The Australian Plants Society Yarra Yarra Inc is presenting its annual Australian Plants Expo over two fun-filled days this spring!

Come along with the whole family and view and purchase a diverse range of native and indigenous plants and enjoy guest speakers, enlightening demonstrations, interactive workshops and stalls offering gardening books and unique giftware.

This special event will take over Eltham Community & Reception Centre on the weekend of 8 and 9 September from 10am to 4pm daily.

Held in a family-friendly atmosphere, the Australian Plants Expo will showcase a diverse range of native and indigenous plants. The esteemed plant stallholders include YY Growers Stall, Friends of Melton Botanic Garden Nursery, Goldfields Revegetation, Sunvalley Plants Nursery, La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary Nursery, Natural Plantscape Nursery and Vaughan's Australian Plants.

Explore Banksias (Banksia), Wattle (Acacia), Waratahs (Telopea), Bottlebrushes (Callistemon), Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos), Ferns and much more.

But the weekend is not just about plant sales! Adding to the vibrant community atmosphere are informative public talks by Phillip Johnson who will be discussing 'Designing for habitat' and AB Bishop & Loretta Childs, who will explore 'The Habitat element in our garden'.

There will also be a native bonsai display and a fascinating demonstration focusing on the propagation of seeds and cutting.

Other highlights include drawing and painting from nature art workshops with Hanna Noorda and Kate Willams and a kokedama workshop using natives.

You can also pick up books on a range of related subjects and giftware.

There will also be activities for children through the weekend and refreshments available onsite.

All are welcome to Australian Plants Expo 2018. The venue is wheelchair friendly and there is plenty of parking available.

Eltham Station and buses are also located nearby.

The entry fee is $5 for adults, $4 concession and children receive FREE entry.

Start planning your visit today by heading to apsyarrayarra.org.au and following the Facebook Event.

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When: 8-9 September
Where: Eltham Community & Reception Centre, 801 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095
Cost: Adults $5, Concessions $4, Children free
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