Cal­en­dar What’s on in December

Your guide to gar­den shows and events around the coun­try this month

Gardening Australia - - DECEMBER -

VIC­TO­RIA

29TH Nov–16TH Dec Re­turn Art Show Thur–Sun 11am–5pm (Thur 29th 6–9pm). Tin­ning Street Presents, Lot 5, 29 Tin­ning St, Brunswick. 0468 419 732. Free. Art ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ing and in­stal­la­tion work by Felic­ity Gor­don re­spond­ing to na­ture’s sea­sonal adap­ta­tions in a warm­ing cli­mate.

8TH Green at Kath­leen: Seed and Plant Swap

10–11am. Kath­leen Syme Li­brary, 251 Fara­day St, Carl­ton. (03) 9658 7300. Free. Trade your seeds, plants, worm tea, worms and com­post with other food gar­den­ers, and swap tips with fel­low green thumbs over a cuppa.

TAS­MA­NIA

7TH–8TH Niche Christ­mas Market

Fri 2–7pm, Sat 8am–3pm. Al­bert Hall, 47 Ta­mar St, Launce­s­ton. (03) 6345 7333. Free. Eu­ro­pean-style market with ar­ti­san goods by Tas­ma­nian de­sign­ers and artists.

ACT

Satur­days through­out December

Koalas in the Canopy

2.45–3.15pm. Tid­bin­billa Na­ture Re­serve, Pad­dys River. Meet at the Koala En­clo­sure in the Eu­ca­lypt For­est. (02) 6205 1233. Price in­cluded in en­try fee. Talk on koalas and a self-guided walk through the for­est to look for them. tid­bin­billa.act.gov.au

NEW SOUTH WALES

Un­til Aug 2019 Plants with Bite

10am–4pm. The Ca­lyx, Royal Botanic Gar­den Syd­ney, Mrs Mac­quar­ies Rd, Syd­ney. (02) 9231 8111. Free. Car­niv­o­rous botan­i­cal dis­play fea­tur­ing more than 25,000 plants. Reg­u­lar tick­eted chil­dren’s work­shops. rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

30TH Nov– 2ND Dec Na­tional Cherry Fes­ti­val

Var­i­ous times and venues in Young. (02) 6382 3394. Free. Cherry pick­ing, street pa­rade, mu­sic, mar­kets, cherry pie eat­ing com­pe­ti­tions. na­tion­alcher­ryfes­ti­val.com.au

6TH Draw­ing from Na­ture in the Ca­lyx

10am–1pm. The Ca­lyx, Royal Botanic Gar­den Syd­ney, Mrs Mac­quar­ies Rd, Syd­ney. (02) 9231 8182. $85. Must book at rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au. Three-hour draw­ing class in­spired by na­ture with artist Char­lotte Thodey. Suit­able for be­gin­ners.

SOUTH AUS­TRALIA

8TH, 22ND Ebenezer Night Mar­kets

5.30–10.30pm. Cnr Ebenezer Place and Run­dle St, Ade­laide. 0439 184 020. Free. Stalls sell­ing plants, art­work, crafts, fash­ion and jew­ellery. Mu­sic and wide se­lec­tion of food.

16TH Civic Park Carols

4–10pm (carols start 7.30pm). 995 North East Rd, Mod­bury. (08) 8397 7444. Free. En­ter­tain­ment, food trucks, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing jump­ing cas­tle and face paint­ing, Santa ap­pear­ance, and a fire­works dis­play to end the night.

QUEENS­LAND

7TH–19TH The En­chanted Gar­den

6.30–10pm (last en­try 9.45pm). Roma Street Park­land, 1 Park­land Blvd, Bris­bane. (07) 3156 6366. Free. Walk­way flanked by trees and dense plant­ings with fairy lights, and hid­den fairies. Path leads to mu­sic and food be­side a lake.

8TH Broad­beach Christ­mas Carols

3–8pm (carols start 6pm). Kur­rawa Park, Old Burleigh Rd, Broad­beach. (07) 5656 0100. Free. Live en­ter­tain­ment, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties from 3pm in­clud­ing a jump­ing cas­tle.

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