Floral and gardening enthusiasts will be busy this September as Spring awakens the flowers and gardens around Australia. While Sydney celebrates its Australian Garden Show, Melbourne is presented with a plethora of horticultural events. A leisurely drive into regional Victoria will take you and your family to the best of the season's floral and garden shows in September.
Now into its 3rd year, the Red Hill Spring Garden Festival is even bigger and better. Organised by the Red Hill Gardening Society, this year's event will feature highly decorated horticulturalist, Phillip Johnson, winner of the 'Best in Show' at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London. You can also the flower show exhibits, information sessions from experts, browse the specialist nursery and garden services stalls while your kids enjoy FREE activities.
Date: 13 Sep 2014 Time: 9am - 3pm Venue: Red Hill Recreation Reserve (Showgrounds), Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill South, Victoria 3937 Cost: Adults $5, FREE for children under 12 years Web: www.rhgs.com.au
ANGAIR (Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna) welcomes you to enjoy the cast biodiversity of the Anglesea Heathlands with its annual Wildflower Weekend and Art Show. Many visitors from around the country visit every year to view the wide variety of indigenous flowers and environmental weeds, local artwork and participate in the walking and bus tours into the surrounds of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet to view the flowers in their natural habitat.
Date: 20 - 21 September 2014
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Venue: Anglesea Memorial Hall, 5 McMillan St, Anglesea, Victoria 3230
Cost: Adults $5, Students and Pensioners $2. Children FREE
Kooyoora Wildflower Show
Photo courtesy of Friends of Kooyoora
The Kooyoora Wildflower Show is organised by the Friends of Kooyoora, a group of people with an interest in conservation of native flora and fauna and support for the Kooyoora State Park in Victoria. Supported by the Wedderburn Conservation Management Network, this show offers a relaxed weekend out in the quaint town Inglewood and the Shire of Loddon. You and your family can enjoy a display of local wildflowers, presentations by industry experts, indigenous plants and local products for sale, entries from a photographic competition including local landscapes, flora and fauna, morning and afternoon teas and twice-daily bus tours.
Date: 20 - 21 September 2014
Time: 9.30am - 5pm
Venue: Inglewood Eucalyptus Museum, 20 Grant Street, Inglewood, Victoria 3517
Cost: Adult $5, Family $10
Enjoy Spring in the Macedon Ranges with the Mount Macedon annual Plant Lover's Market and Open Gardens. Organised by the Mount Macedon & District Horticultural Society, the event offers an opportunity to meet with industry players and experts, purchase plants, tools and books and talk a walk in the beautiful heritage property and garden of Bolobek.
Dates: 20 - 21 September 2014
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Bolobek, 370 Mt Macedon Rd, Mt Macedon Vic 3441
Cost: $5 for Plant Market. $10 for Bolobek Garden
You don't have to make a trip to the Singapore Garden Festival to see orchids. The Stawell Orchid Society's annual Spring Show has amazing displays of orchids grown by local members. The largest and most active orchid society in the Grampians region, the Stawell Orchid Society hosts one of the largest shows of mixed orchid genera in country Victoria. You can enjoy the various large themed displays, mini-boards, club table, floral art and stalls. For more details on the Show and entry fees, contact John Welsh at phone: (03) 5358 2146 or Anne Gardiner at phone: (03) 5358 3752.
Date: 26 - 28 September 2014
Time: 10am - 4pm
Address: Stawell Entertainment Centre, 65 Main Street, Stawell, Victoria 3380