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.

Pop-up talks – Hear about hot topics and emerging trends from industry professionals.

Behind-the-scenes-tours – Discover the inner workings of the Herbarium and Nursery.

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

Live entertainment, food and beverage.

Food and Beverage - provided by Jardin Tan and Piggery Cafe.

Proceeds from this event assist the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to advance the understanding and appreciation of plants.


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


Southern Cross and Observatory Lawns

Melbourne Gardens
Near Jardin Tan Restaurant


$10 Entry (under 16 free)
$30 Panel discussions

Presenters at the Botanic & Rare Plant Fair 2016

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Program Saturday 21st October 2017

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Program Sunday 22nd October 2017

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Stallholders both days 2016

Speciality Perennial Nurseries

♦ Antique Perennials

♦ Cottage Farm Perennials

♦ The Diggers Club

♦ Di's Perennials

♦ Misty Downs

♦ Post Office Farm

♦ Victorian Salvia Study Group

♦ White House Nursery

♦ Yellow House Heritage Perennials

Rare Trees, shrubs, succulents and climbers

♦ Alameda Homestead Nursery

♦ Austplants

♦ Cactus Country

♦ The Diggers Club

♦ Exeter Designer Plants

♦ Hannemenn Roses

♦ The Jindivick Country Gardener

♦ Merrywood Plants

♦ Yamina Rare Plants

Collectable Orchids, Ferns and Bromeliads

♦ Australian Orchid Nursery

♦ The Hanging Garden

♦ Helix Australia

Bulbs, seeds and more

♦ The Diggers Club

♦ 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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