What’s on in Novem­ber

Gardening Australia - - CONTENTS -


12TH 18TH Na­tional Re­cy­cling Week

Get in­volved in this an­nual Planet Ark cam­paign. Join the Schools Re­cy­cle Right Chal­lenge from Oc­to­ber 8 to Novem­ber 16; the Fri­day File Fling on Novem­ber 16, when of­fice work­ers are en­cour­aged to clear out files and re­cy­cle pa­per; or the Buy It Back Day on Novem­ber 17 when you’re urged to visit your lo­cal op-shop to buy some­thing sec­ond­hand. re­cy­cling­week.plan­e­


2ND 3RD Welsh­pool Flower Show & Plant Sale

Fri 1.30–5pm, Sat 10am–4pm. Welsh­pool Hall, Main St, Welsh­pool. (03) 5184 1376. $3. Plants and pro­duce for sale, dis­plays of flo­ral art, pho­tog­ra­phy and cut flow­ers.

3RD 4TH Bal­larat Bon­sai Ex­hi­bi­tion

Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm. Robert Clark Hor­ti­cul­tural Cen­tre, Bal­larat Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, Gil­lies St North, Lake Wen­douree. 0408 368 031. $4. Dis­plays of more than 70 bon­sai, a trade ta­ble, demon­stra­tions.

3RD 4TH Pelargo­nium and Gera­nium So­ci­ety Show

Sat noon–4pm, Sun 9.30am–4pm. Bell­field Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, cnr Oriel Rd and Banksia St, Ivan­hoe. 0404 941 462. $5 incl. morn­ing or af­ter­noon tea. Plants and cut­tings for sale in a huge range of species.

3RD 4TH The Gar­den of St Erth

Spring Fair

9am–5pm. The Gar­den of St Erth,

189 Sim­mons Reef Rd, Black­wood.

(03) 5368 6514. $10. Gar­den tours, stalls, mini-work­shops, tick­eted mas­ter­classes, kitchen gar­den cafe. dig­

3RD 4TH Up­per Yarra Val­ley Gar­den Club Open Gar­den Week­end 10am–4.30pm. Gar­dens be­tween Launch­ing Place and East War­bur­ton, sign­posted off the War­bur­ton High­way. (03) 5966 2828. $5 each, $20 all gar­dens. Six open gar­dens, plant sales, sausage siz­zle, Devon­shire tea.

3RD 11TH Castle­maine & District Fes­ti­val of Gar­dens

10am–5pm. Tick­ets and maps at Castle­maine In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, Mostyn

St, Castle­maine. Pur­chase pro­gram at fes­ti­val­of­gar­ for $6. (03) 5472 2838. $5 per gar­den. Di­verse se­lec­tion of 22 in­spi­ra­tional gar­dens in Castle­maine and sur­rounds to ex­plore over 10 days in­clud­ing large gar­dens, his­tor­i­cal gar­dens, town gar­dens, vegie gar­dens, sculp­ture gar­dens and small cot­tage plots.

4TH Merino Digby Lions Club

Open Gar­dens

10am–4.30pm. For a map, email lohman­[email protected] Tick­ets at gar­dens. 0438 476 143. $8 each, $20 all gar­dens. Three coun­try gar­dens in the Ta­hara area fea­tur­ing na­tives, English-style cot­tage gar­den ar­eas, farm sculp­tures and art. Bar­be­cue and Devon­shire tea avail­able.

9TH 10TH 47th Leon­gatha Rose Spec­tac­u­lar

Fri noon–5pm, Sat 9.30am–4pm. Me­mo­rial Hall, 6–8 McCartin St, Leon­gatha. 0423 823 240. $5. Dis­plays of roses with

‘The Chil­dren’s Rose’ as the fea­ture, large va­ri­ety of cut flow­ers, plant stall, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, re­fresh­ments.

10TH City of Monash Open Gar­dens 10am–4pm. For gar­den ad­dresses, visit wa­ver­ley­gar­den­ 0412 914 388. Free and gold coin. Eight gar­dens open in this in­au­gu­ral event, in­clud­ing the gar­den of a for­mer Gar­dener of the Year win­ner.

10TH In­ver­loch Open Gar­dens 10am–4pm. Tick­ets and map at In­ver­loch Unit­ing Church, Wil­liams St (op­po­site post of­fice). 0408 502 707. $10. Open gar­dens, plants for sale, re­fresh­ments avail­able.

10TH 11TH Bromeliad So­ci­ety of Vic­to­ria Bromeliad Show

Sat 9am–4pm, Sun 10am–3pm. N G Wishart Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­tre, 964 Ne­pean Hwy, Moorab­bin. 0411 283 369. $4. Bromeli­ads on dis­play, plants for sale, books, ad­vice on hand.

10TH 11TH Creswick Gar­den Lovers Week­end

Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 9am–4pm. Tick­ets and map at Creswick Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre, 19–21 Vic­to­ria St, Creswick. 0405 717 321. $5 each. Six pri­vate gar­dens open, flower show, bon­sai ex­hi­bi­tion.

10TH 11TH Rose So­ci­ety of Vic­to­ria Spring Rose Show

Sat 1–5pm, Sun 10am–4.30pm. Mount Waver­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, cnr Stephen­sons Rd & Miller Cres, Mount Waver­ley. (03) 9399 1587. $5. Dis­plays, ex­pert ad­vice, plant sales, guest speak­ers.

10TH 11TH State Rose and Gar­den Show 10am–4pm. Vic­to­ria State Rose Gar­den, K Road (ac­cess via Gate 2), Wer­ribee South. (03) 8734 6006. Free or gold coin. More than 5000 rose va­ri­eties on dis­play, demon­stra­tions, live mu­sic, stalls with plants, tools and pots. 17TH 18TH, 23RD 25TH

Har­vest Pic­nic Open Days

11am–4pm. Romswood Farm, 155 Chero­kee Rd, Ker­rie. (03) 5427 0415. $12($10 atro ms wood farm. com. au ). Open pe­ony farm where you can pick your own blooms, plant and flower stall, food, live mu­sic, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

17TH 18TH Paul Ban­gay’s Stone­fields Open Gar­den

10am–6pm. Free park­ing at 626 Dayles­ford-Malms­bury Rd, Wheat­sheaf and free shut­tle bus to gar­den. $40 (Pre-sale dis­count tick­ets at kitchen gar­den foun­da­tion. tone fields ).

(03) 8415 1993. Com­mu­nity market with rare plants, book sign­ing with Paul Ban­gay and Stephanie Alexan­der, fine food and bev­er­ages. Pro­ceeds to Stephanie Alexan­der Kitchen Gar­den Foun­da­tion.

17TH 18TH War­ratina Laven­der Farm Open Gar­den Week­end

9am–4pm. 105 Quayle Rd, Wandin North. (03) 5964 4650. $10. Gar­den walks, stalls, mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment, laven­der scones and ice-cream, craft demon­stra­tions. Pro­ceeds to lo­cal Coun­try Fire Author­ity.

17TH–18TH Yarra Val­ley Plant Fair & Gar­den Expo

10am–5pm. 125 Quayle Rd, Wandin.

0414 242 710. $15 (dis­count tick­ets from yarraval­ley­plant­ Plant stalls, demon­stra­tions, food, lo­cal wine and craft beer, spe­cial guests in­clude Gar­den­ing Aus­tralia pre­sen­ter Tino Carnevale on Satur­day and At­tila Kap­i­tany both days.

18TH Salvias at No­belius 11.30am–3pm. No­belius Her­itage Park, Crighton Rd, Emer­ald. (03) 9803 4534. Free. Plant sales, ex­perts on hand.

24TH–25TH Musk Farm Open Gar­den 10am–4.30pm. 11 School Rd, Musk (near Dayles­ford). 0472 997 880. $12. New own­ers are restor­ing this fa­mous gar­den es­tab­lished 20 years ago by the late Stu­art Rat­tle with de­sign in­put from Paul Ban­gay. Gar­den art, food and wine.


2ND L’Arche Open Gar­den Day 9am–1pm. Start at Milthorpe, 12 Cres­cent St, Hunters Hill. 0407 117 868. $30 all gar­dens. Tick­ets at try­book­ Three gar­dens within walk­ing dis­tance of each other, morn­ing tea, plant stall, mu­sic, fash­ion pa­rade. Pro­ceeds to L’Arche.

3RD–4TH Millthorpe Gar­den Ram­ble 10am–4pm. Tick­ets and map at Millthorpe Pub­lic School, cnr Park St and Vic­to­ria Rd, Millthorpe and at gar­dens. 0419 431 785. $5 each, $25 all gar­dens. Ten open gar­dens in­clud­ing a six-hectare gar­den with irises and roses, gar­den-re­lated stalls, art trail, re­fresh­ments. millthor­pevil­

3RD–4TH Tweed Orchid Fair & Show Sat 8.30am–4pm, Sun 8.30am–2pm. Tweed Heads Civic Cen­tre, cnr Wharf & Brett Sts, Tweed Heads. 0438 582 890. $3. Plants on dis­play, orchids and other flow­er­ing plants for sale, orchid cul­ture demon­stra­tions, light re­fresh­ments.

4TH Rivers­dale Rare Plants

& Grow­ers Fair

10am–3pm. Rivers­dale His­toric Homestead, 2 Twynam Dr, Goul­burn. 0409 953 859. $10. Tours in the gar­dens, talks, demon­stra­tions, plants for sale, morn­ing and af­ter­noon tea, light lunches.

10TH Or­ange Open Gar­dens

10am–5pm. Tick­ets at Or­ange Pub­lic School, 78 Kite St, Or­ange. 0437 602 228. $5 each, $25 all gar­dens. Eight open gar­dens, mu­sic, cake stall, tea, cof­fee.

10TH–11TH Crook­well Gar­den Fes­ti­val 10am–4pm. Tick­ets and map at Crook­well Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, 36 Goul­burn St, Crook­well and at gar­dens. (02) 4837 3270. $5 each, $20 all gar­dens. Eight cool-cli­mate gar­dens, Gar­den Lovers Market (Satur­day 8.30am–2pm). crook­well­gar­den­fes­ti­

10TH–30TH The Art of Giv­ing

Gar­dens open Wed–Sun 10am–4pm. Var­i­ous times and fees for house events. Must book for house events at na­tional­ford-park. Ret­ford Park, 1325 Old South Rd, Bowral. (02) 4861 1933. For­mer house of James Fair­fax, sur­rounded by gar­dens. Din­ners, tours, talk with Archibald-win­ning artist, Ben Quilty.

14TH Five Senses at The Ca­lyx:

Make your own Scent

6.30–9pm. The Ca­lyx, Royal Botanic Gar­den Syd­ney, Mrs Mac­quar­ies Rd, Syd­ney. (02) 9231 8111. $80 incl. a 15ml eau de par­fum or cologne of your scent, and wine and cheese on ar­rival. Cre­ate your own per­fume with Jo­ce­lyn Fuller­ton.

17TH–18TH Woodville Wan­der 10am–4pm. Tick­ets and map at Mait­land Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, High St, Mait­land and at gar­dens. 0429 681 201. $8 each, $25 all gar­dens. Five open gar­dens, paint­ings, talks, re­fresh­ments. Pro­ceeds to Vi­sion Aus­tralia (Hunter).



Spring Rose South Show West Rose So­ci­ety

Sat noon–5pm, Sun 9am–4pm. Bun­bury Fish­ing Club (for­merly Bun­bury Power Boat Club), Lyons Cove (off Koom­bana Dr), Bun­bury. (08) 9797 1809. $3. Plant sales, dis­play of named roses, re­fresh­ments.

3RD–4TH Triple Treat

10am–4pm. 655 Fa­gan St, Sawyers Val­ley; 1385 Short St, Stoneville; and 5385 Ash Rd, Chid­low. 0413 434 241. $6 each, $15 for all gar­dens. Three open gar­dens in the Perth Hills, sales of plants and honey, ex­pert tips on pot­ting blue­ber­ries, tea and cof­fee avail­able. open­gar­denswest­

10TH–11TH Fer­gu­son Val­ley Open Gar­den Trail

10am–4pm. Map at Fer­gu­son Val­ley Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, 5 Fer­gu­son Rd, Dar­danup. (08) 9728 3138. Gold coin or $5. Va­ri­ety of nat­u­ral gar­dens around the Fer­gu­son Val­ley re­gion, plant stalls, guided med­i­ta­tive walks. Pro­ceeds to char­ity at most venues.

17TH–18TH Palm and Cy­cad So­ci­ety & Fern So­ci­ety Com­bined Plant Sale

Sat 9am–4pm, Sun 9am–3pm. Man­ning Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, cnr Brad­shaw Cres and Jar­man Ave, Man­ning. (08) 9417 1001. Free. A large range of rare, un­usual and com­mon ferns, palms and cy­cads for sale, grown by mem­bers of the so­ci­eties. Re­fresh­ments avail­able.

25TH Josh Byrne’s Open Gar­den 10am–4pm. 19 Grigg Place, Hil­ton. 0413 434 241. $10. The gar­den of Gar­den­ing Aus­tralia pre­sen­ter Josh Byrne, which shows his wa­ter­wise and sus­tain­able ideas in prac­tice. Talks on how to live sus­tain­ably, sausage siz­zle, tea, cof­fee.


17TH–18TH Long­ford Gar­den Club Spring Flower Show

Sat 1.30–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm. Town Hall, Welling­ton St, Long­ford. (03) 6391 2550. $2. Plant stall, com­pe­ti­tions of roses, cut flow­ers and flo­ral art, raf­fle, af­ter­noon tea.

18TH Woolmers Es­tate Fes­ti­val of Roses

9am–4pm. Woolmers Es­tate, 658 Woolmers Ln, Long­ford. (03) 6391 2230. $10. Renowned na­tive plant ex­pert Angus Ste­wart is a guest, her­itage prop­erty to ex­plore, dis­play of thou­sands of roses, an­tiques fair and ex­hi­bi­tion ($5–10 en­try), more than 80 stalls with plants, art ex­hi­bi­tion, pro­duce, wine, cider, craft and jew­ellery, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties. 21ST Gar­den Walk

10.30am–3pm. Meet at the Vil­lage Green, Ranelagh. (03) 6264 1034. $25. Must book. Self-drive tour of four gar­dens fol­low­ing a ‘mudmap’ with de­scrip­tions of each gar­den pro­vided.


4TH Herb So­ci­ety of SA Herb Day Market

10am–3pm. Fullar­ton Park Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 411 Fullar­ton Rd, Fullar­ton. (08) 8445 6645. Free. Stalls of plants, seeds and books, guest speak­ers, homemade food us­ing herbs, tast­ings, give­aways, herb iden­ti­fi­ca­tion by ex­perts.

17TH 18TH Cac­tus and Suc­cu­lent So­ci­ety of South Aus­tralia Spring Show

10am–4pm. Payne­ham Li­brary & Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­i­ties, 2 Turner St, Felixs­tow. 0402 344 425. $3. Plant sales, dis­plays, raf­fle, morn­ing and af­ter­noon tea.


3RD 25TH Open Gar­dens Canberra

10am–4pm. Var­i­ous venues on Novem­ber week­ends. $8 each. 3rd–4th: May­field, 26 Gratwick St, Gowrie. (02) 6291 5357. Na­tives and ex­otics in the front; roses and cot­tage plants in the back. 10th–11th: Cup­pacum­ba­long, 21 Naas Rd, Tharwa. 0417 470 020. Her­itage-listed 20th-cen­tury house and gar­dens un­der ren­o­va­tion. 24th–25th: Serendip­i­tous Gar­den, 12 Lawrence Cres, Kam­bah. 0417 775 201. Na­tive gar­den with view of the Brind­abel­las. open­gar­den­scan­

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