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Red Hill Spring Garden Festival 2015

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Update September 24th 2015
Annual Red Hill Garden Show

Devonshire Tea with Parsley at the Red Hill Garden Show?
Spring Bulbs
Spring Bulbs have Sprung

Green Thumbs Galore Gather to celebrate the coming of spring with a unique garden festival at Red Hill Showground Reserve, Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hills 3937, Saturday 12th of September from 9 am to 3 pm. Why not blend a wonderful drive to some of Victoria's most scenic countryside on the Mornington Peninsula, with learning from some of the leading garden experts in Australia, and a yummy Devonshire Tea to wash it all down with?

As an aspiring gardener myself, there is no better way to spend a Saturday then learning from gardeners who are experts in their field. We are all used to "parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme" as a combination, but what about one RHGS gardeners stunning piece combining of "parsley and camellias". This is just "one bloom" of what is on show at the Red Hill Spring Garden Festival.

Parsley and Camellias
Parsley and Camellias
The event is being held by the Red Hill Garden Society, who are experts and judges themselves.

Ann Hull Secretary and Rosie Kenney President
Deb Collett, Flower Show Head Steward and Rosie Kenney
Ann Hull, Secretary of the club, said there were a variety of experts speaking over the day in the "Blue Marquee" including Marcelle Nankervis on "Sustainable Farming", Glen Yearsley on "Native Landscaping", Jane Varkulevicius on "Pruning for Fruits and Flowers", Melissa King, TV presenter and author, on "Gardening in Spring", and to top off the day, Tim Entwisle, Director and CEO of Melbourne Botanic Gardens, including the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, will be presenting "Rock Stars of the Plant World".

Australian Natives
Australian Natives

That is just the organic mulch on the top of this green thumb event, as there will also be over 30 stall holders from state wide specialists and nurseries, plus unique garden techniques and tools and must have gifts. There will even be sculptures and art for the garden.

Bambi Hansen Treasurer Red Hills Garden Society Members
Bambi Hansen plus other Red Hill Garden Society Members

Bambi Hanson, Treasurer of RHGS, says they are planning on around 1500 visitors to join them on the day to enjoy hands on gardening activities, such as making seed bombs, floral head bands, creating a terrarium, and planting terracotta pots for strawberries, just to name a few activities. Not to mention the best of state wide grown garden beauties in their traditional "Flower Show".

Even the kids from the local schools are going to "Show off their Best" with over $1500 of prizes being donated by the local community for the winners. Might be a good idea to pack a wheel barrow to bring home all the goodies on offer that will be "must haves" for your garden on the day.

Come rain or shine this event will delight even the most experienced gardener. Almost all events will be under cover of marquees, you will be surrounded by mouth watering food possibilities, entry is only $5.00, kids are free (with special events for them as well), and parking is free.

For further information see or contact Red Hill Gardening Society at
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Why? Expert Gardener to Aspiring Gardener Tips
When: 12 September 2015
Where: 184 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937
Cost: $5.00
Your Comment
Sounds like a lovely day, I'll pass this on to a gardener friends I am sure would be interested.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7956) 1727 days ago
Good article, nicely written and some great photos to set it off.
I am sure it will be a fantastic day and I might even venture all the way down there from Mt Evelyn with my wife for a day out.

Lindsey Hatfield.
by Lhat6 (score: 0|2) 1730 days ago
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