Gardening Australia - - OUT & ABOUT -

16th–17th Launce­s­ton Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety Daf­fodil & Camel­lia Show

Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 9am–4pm. St Ailbe’s Hall, Mar­garet St, Launce­s­ton. 0418 316 152. $2. See one of the best dis­plays of camel­lias and daf­fodils in the state. Ex­hibits in­clude cut flow­ers, con­tainer-grown plants, flo­ral art and a ju­nior class, and a range of plants are for sale.

23rd–24th Bloom­ing Tas­ma­nia Flower and Gar­den Fes­ti­val

Sat 9–5pm, Sun 9am–4pm. Al­bert Hall, Cnr Cim­i­tiere and Ta­mar St, Launce­s­ton. (03) 6257 7583. $6. Hear ABC Ra­dio’s Chris Wis­bey host his weekly gar­den­ing chat with Peter Cun­dall (9am Satur­day). Lis­ten to Jen­nifer Stack­house and other hor­ti­cul­tur­ists share their ex­per­tise, and browse the 60-plus gar­den­ing stalls. And keep the out­door spirit alive by fol­low­ing birdlife trails in open gar­dens around the state un­til Oc­to­ber.

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