Botanic and Rare plant Fair - Celebrating Plant Passion

General Admission Tickets

Tickets include access to full 'Talk Fest' program, listen to the experts take on the challenges of the modern gardener. 

Presenters at the Botanic & Rare Plant Fair 2017

Program Saturday 21st October 2017

Growing new directions for small spaces

10.30am - 11.30am

Rising housing costs mean smaller homes and gardens. We discuss greening the balcony and courtyard. Special guest speaker Indira Naidoo, author of The Edible City

Searching for Australia's garden identity

12pm - 1pm

Where do Australian gardeners find their inspiration and what typifies Australian garden style? Do we still search overseas for our gardening inspiration and identity? How long will it take to find our own gardening expression?

Designing the Australian landscape of the future

2pm - 3pm

What is the role of landscape design in the future of our cities? What do we mean by landscape succession? The future according to Australia’s best known designers…

Program Sunday 22nd October 2017

Growing new directions for small spaces

10.30am - 11.30am

Rising housing costs mean smaller homes and gardens. We discuss greening the balcony and courtyard. 

Have Humans Lost Control of their food supply? Discussions about growing and eating

12pm - 1pm 

Where does our food come from? We need to talk about reconnecting with growing so we can survive. Humans are the only species to lose control of their food supply, will we survive? Hear the perspectives from growers, activists and chefs

Can we plant enough trees to make Melbourne liveable?

2pm - 3pm
What green spaces do we need to plant now for our city's future lungs?

Stallholders both days 2017

Speciality Perennial Nurseries

♦ Antique Perennials

♦ Cottage Farm Perennials

♦ The Diggers Club

♦ Post Office Farm

♦ Victorian Salvia Study Group

♦ White House Nursery

♦ Yellow House Heritage Perennials

Rare Trees, shrubs, succulents and climbers

♦ Alameda Homestead Nursery

♦ Cactus Country

♦ The Diggers Club

♦ Hannemenn Roses

♦ The Jindivick Country Gardener

♦ Merrywood Plants

♦ Yamina Rare Plants

♦ Sun Valley Plants Nursery

♦ Vanderbyl Vireya Nursery

♦ Ausplants

Collectable Orchids, Ferns and Bromeliads

♦ The Hanging Garden

Bulbs, seeds and more

♦ The Diggers Club

♦ Fitzroy Nursery

♦ Drewitt's Bulbs

♦ Botanica Garden Tours

♦ F.D. Ryan Toolmakers

♦ Florilegium Garden Books

♦ Morris Outside

♦ Seedscape

♦ Verilywood Artisan Tools

♦ Wormlovers

♦ Wired for Living

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