Due to forecast severe weather in Adelaide over Fri/Sat we have decided to cancel the ABC Gardeners' market on April 14. While we know this will be disappointing to hear, we did not want to put our staff, charity partner, stall holders and the public at the risk of the forecast severe weather. Thanks for your support, and watch this space for details of our October market.
The ABC Gardeners' Market returns on Saturday 14 April at the ABC Adelaide studio grounds.
The unique and popular weekend family event has a diverse selection of gardening stalls, food and entertainment.
ABC Radio Adelaide's Weekend presenter Deb Tribe will broadcast Talkback Gardening live with gardening expert Jon Lamb from 8.30am, followed by popular on-air segments About the House with builder Ben Cunningham and the Saturday Quiz.
For the first time, sports fans can watch Saturday Grandstanding with Jules Schiller live on stage at 11am, followed by Talkback Gardening Extra with Jon Lamb - returning exclusively for market goers providing helpful gardening advice.
Charity partner St John Ambulance will be debuting their new Community First Aid Training Vehicle, giving everyone the opportunity to participle in CPR and Defibrillator demonstrations. From midday, their impressive 20-piece brass band will entertain the masses with jazzy toe-tapping sounds!
Market goers will be invited to strike a pose and shock their friends with a Casualty Simulation, fake wound and injury application – these realistic and visual make-up effects are used frequently in St John volunteer training programs.
ABC personalities and volunteers will run free scheduled tours of the refurbished ABC building including TV and radio studios from 9am. Visitors are reminded to arrive early and book in to secure their placement.
Held twice a year, the ABC Gardeners' Market has raised over $350,000 for South Australian charities since its inception almost 25 years ago.
Entry is by gold coin donation with all proceeds collected on the day supporting St John Ambulance.
If joining around 100 stallholders selling plants, garden products sounds like your kind of thing then get in touch with us to join the waiting list. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Held twice a year, the ABC Gardeners' Market has raised over $300,000 for South Australian charities since its inception more than 25 years ago.
If you represent a local charity and have a local project that could benefit from this event, email us and we'll send you an application form. Email: email@example.com
The free tours of the newly refurbished ABC studios are approximately 1 hour long and start at 9.00am and go every 15 minutes. If you plan to go on a tour we recommend you sign up early on the day as they do book out. You'll find the ABC Tours stand not far from the ABC stage through gate 1.
If you want to attend a tour at 10.30am, we suggest getting to the market early and booking your place and getting your tickets. Then you are free to peruse the market before you return to the tour stand for your designated tour. To avoid disappointment book a tour early!
Pets: Dogs are permitted but must be on a short leash and are the sole responsibility of the owner.
Parking: Please consider our neighbours and be mindful where you park. We suggest parking a few streets away and enjoying a walk to the event. Warning: Parking inspectors may patrol the area.