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A list of what's on and where in gardening
Spring is bursting at the seams, and all the garden clubs are celebrating by holding their annual shows. Many plants are offered for sale at cheap prices. Another good reason to go to these events is you can have a chat to the people who grow the particular plant and get some good information. Here is a list of Spring garden shows with plant sales coming up over the coming weeks.
Friday 9 October - Sunday 11 October Gardening & Outdoor Living Show
Venue: Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville. A large event with many garden clubs and businesses showing the latest in garden design, furniture and plants. Plenty of plants and goods for sale at the one venue.
Does your garden need refreshing? Spring is the ideal time to get out and get some new ideas for improving your garden. Here are many cheap options of plant sales for you to put some new plants in your garden. Image by steinchen on pixabay.com
Saturday 10 October 10-5pm and Sunday 11 October 10-4pm Australian Plant Society Spring Native Flower Show and Plant Sale. Venue: at Showgrounds, Wayville at Rose Tce entry gate. A large range of Australian plants all grown in South Australia.
Displays, books, demonstrations, activities for children and free soil pH testing. Plants are grown by club members here in SA and therefore are suitable to our harsh climate. There are about 1,000 different species or varieties available each sale. Volunteers from the club will be in attendance to answer queries and help ensure the right choice is made.
Saturday 10 October 8am-1pm. 891 ABC Adelaide Gardeners' Market.
Venue: ABC car park, North East Road, Collinswood
A big range of plants, shrubs, seedlings and trees. ABC Radio celebrities and entertainment.
Saturday 10 October and Sunday 11 October.
10am-4pm both days.
Venue: Goodwood Community Centre, 32 Rosa Street, Goodwood. SA Bonsai Society Show.
Bonsai and Ikebana demonstrations through the weekend.
Bring your plants along to the bonsai clinic. There will be activities for children and a cafe. Trees, pots and other materials for sale.
Entry for adults $3.
Spring is rose time, so be sure to go out with pen and paper to find some blooms you admire. Image by this writer- Out and About
Saturday October 17 12noon-5pm
and Sunday October 18 10am-4pm.
Venue: Burnside Community Centre, corner Greenhill and Portrush Roads, Tusmore. Rose Society of S.A. Spring Rose Show
With the judging of roses on Saturday morning, the public are then allowed entry from noon to see the prizewinners. Many rose categories. This is a busy event. Refreshments available.
At rose shows you will see the best blooms in the State, grown by the experts. Image by Out and About.
Saturday 24 October, 1-4pm
and Sunday October 25 10-4pm
Venue: Burnside Community Centre 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore The African Violet Society plant show and sales.
Saturday 24 October, 11- 5pm
and Sunday 25 October, 10-4pm
Venue: Goodwood Community Centre 32-34 Rosa St Goodwood SA Iris Society Annual Show.
Featuring bearded, Louisiana, Japanese and many more on display. Floral design using iris.
2pm Saturday there will be a talk on "All About Iris"
2pm Sunday an interesting Ikebana design demonstration, which is about the art of Japanense flower arrangement.
There will be plant sales and specialist requirements for sale. Support the raffle which helps towards club running costs and the hall hire. Light refreshments available with entry at $3.
Iris are beautiful plants and easy to grow. They are very suited to our warm spring climate in Adelaide. See the best flowering now. Image by Out and About.
Saturday 24 October, from 9am -3 pm
and Sunday 25 October, from 10 am -3pm Bromeliad Society of S.A. Spring Show.
Venue: Maltese Cultural Centre, 6 Jeanes Street Beverley.
Free entry. Spring plant show with displays and plant sales.
Sunday 25 October, from10.30 am- 2.30pm. Botanic Gardens Plant Sales Day.
Venue: Mt Lofty Botanic Garden, at lower garden, enter from Lampert Road.
Friends of the Botanic Gardens will be holding a plant sales day at the Plants are grown from cuttings at all three botanic gardens and include many natives.
Salvia plants come in many colours and are a hardy plant for SA gardens. Image by petrafaltermaier on pixabay.com
Sunday 25 October, from 8.30am-12noon. Spring Salvia Plant Sale.
Venue: Fullarton Park Community Centre, corner Fisher Street and Fullarton Road, Fullarton.
The Salvia Garden Group of the Herb Society of SA will hold the biggest range of salvias for sale at the one location. These plants are perfect for Adelaide's climate. They are water wise plants and the sale will include the latest varieties.
Succulents are easy to grow and don't mind our hot sun. They are becoming very popular and are good sellers at plant sales events. Image by Out and About.
Sunday, 1 November, 10-4pm Herb Society of S.A.
Venue: Fullarton Park Community, corner Fisher Street and Fullarton Road, Fullarton.
Herb Day with plant stalls and information.
Saturday 7 November and Sunday 8 November.
10am -4pm each day. Cactus and Succulent Society of S.A. Spring Show.
Venue: Felixstow Library, corner Turner Street and O.G. Road, Felixstow.
These are becoming very popular now so go along and pick up some new plants for your succulent collection. Entry is $3.
What a great and informative article. I wish I was in South Australia so I could attend some of these plant shows. We have the Geelong Botanical Garden Day sales in Geelong. I'm sure we have lots of displays and exhibitions in Melbourne but not too much happening in Geelong.