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Cheap plants, tools, toys & more
If you enjoy browsing garage sales, then head to the Sunday Trash and Treasure Bazaar markets in Horningsea Park (South West Sydney).
On the grounds of what resembles a Grand Turkish bazaar, you'll find dozens of market stalls selling anything and everything including:
* Plants- succulents, fruit trees, flowers and herbs
* Tools - power tools, drill bits, old tools, nails and screws
* Jewellery - rings, watches, necklaces, new and vintage
* Toys - new and secondhand toys including Lego and figurines
* Electronics - chargers, power banks and influencer gear
* Instruments - guitars, amps, stereos, mixers and accessories
* Kitchenware - containers, glasses, plates and collectibles
* Crystals - gemstones, raw rocks, amethyst, quartz and polished stones
* Clothes - socks, workwear, shirts, jackets and jeans
Plus loads more!
The markets are open from 8am until 2pm, though if you want the better quality items, get there early, however, if you prefer a bargain, you'll find them later in the day; quite the conundrum.
Most stallholders seemed happy to haggle when I was buying multiple items when I last visited in December.
There's plenty of free parking, an ATM, and food trucks scattered about. The markets are COVID safe with hand sanitizer stations and check-in required at the gates. Make sure you have a mask, as per government requirements.
If you have stuff to sell, you can also hold a stall for $30. Simply turn up on the day, between 5:30am and 8am.
Check the Facebook Page www.facebook.com/events/1018493845219434 for updates.
Horningsea Park is in-between Leppington and Edmonson Park train stations or it's five minutes drive off the M7 motorway.
If you're making a day trip of it, nearby there's:
* Mt Annan Botanical Gardens
* Oran Park Playground and Splash park (near the library)
* George's River Nature Reserve in Campbeltown, famous for koalas
As things start opening up after lockdowns, it's nice to get out and explore markets, especially in areas you may not have visited previously.