Botanic and Rare plant Fair - Celebrating Plant Passion

Join us at the Observatory Precinct, Melbourne Gardens for a weekend of indulging your passion for plants at the new spring gardening event, the Botanic and Rare Plant Fair, jointly hosted by The Diggers Club, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the Melbourne Friends.

Celebrate plants and gardening with plant sales, pop-up talks and tours and an extensive panel discussion program.

Stalls – Exclusive opportunity to purchase rare bulbs, seeds, plants, books and artisan gardenware.

Experts– Access to specialist knowledge and tips direct from growers.

Panel discussions – Join in lively debates with industry leaders.

Participate - Stimulate your creativity with hands-on experiences. Children and families most welcome!

Growing Friends Plant Sale - Buy plants propagated from Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Plant creche - Shop all day, use the plant creche: gold coin donation.

Food and Beverage - Treat yourself to a delicious lunch!

Proceeds from this event assist the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to engage people in rich plant learning and science programs, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing community.

Supported by the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust

When

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017
10am to 4pm

Where

Southern Cross and Observatory Lawns

Melbourne Gardens
Near Jardin Tan Restaurant

Entry

$15.00 including all talks

Presenters at the Botanic & Rare Plant Fair 2017

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Program Saturday 21st October 2017

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

Humans are the only species to lose control of it's food supply. Will we survive?

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

♦ Australian Orchid Nursery

♦ 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

♦ Open Gardens Victoria 

♦ Seedscape

♦ Verilywood Artisan Tools

♦ Wormlovers

♦ Wired for Living

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