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October 8 - 14 National GARDENING WEEK Can your club/Society/Group planned something? Please let us know.

Courtesy of Jennifer Stackhouse Comm Hort Magazine June 2017


15-16 New South Wales Berowra Garden Club Inc Annual Spring Show The Old District Hall
        Berowra Waters Road Berowra Friday 5.30pm-9.00pm Saturday 9am-4pm  
        Phone: 02 9456 7140 Celebrating 64 years.

16     New South Wales Twin Towns & District Garden Club. Annual Flower and Garden Show.
        Tweed Shire Civic Centre, Brett Street, Tweed Heads. 8.30am-2.30pm. Entry $3. Prizes, 
        raffles and workshops. Ph 0755 244 274 or
E: ttgclub@gmail.com or for more information 
Website   What's On Page 1   What's On Page 2

16     Tasmania. Emu Valley Rhodondren Garden, Burnie, Spring opening. Official Opening, 
        followed by rare plant auction
11am. Gardens open 9am-5pm See website  Facebook

16-17 New South Wales Daffodils at Rydal. Rydal NSW. Entry $10 for all gardens and  
          musical events. Refreshments available. Ph 02 6359 3237 E: lgreen@bigpond.net.au

16-17 Australian Capital Territory. Horticultural Society of Canberra, Spring Bulb & Camellia Show
          Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest. Sat 12noon-5pm, Sun 11.30am-3.45pm

17-20  Queensland National Convention of Aust. Floral Art Assoc. ‘The Surf Air’, Marcoola Beach,
           Sunshine Coast, Qld. 18-19 Oct. Public Viewing 9am-4.30pm ($5 entry) Ph 0412 735 483 or
: conventionfasq@gmail.com or see Website

17,24  South Australia. Camellia Soc. Adelaide Hills, Open Days at Stangate House, Euston Rd.
        Aldgate. 12noon-4pm. Entry $5. Ph 0408 081 124 or see

22-24 Queensland Tamborine Mountain Garden Club Inc Springtime On The Mountain Seven Open
           Gardens and Plant Stalls Tamborine Mountain (Gold Coast Hinterland). See
website See FLYER

25-29 New South Wales. 53rd Leura Gardens Festival. Pre-Festival Tours. 10.00am-4.00pm Monday to.
          Friday. Proceeds to local hospital. Ph 0431 095 279  See

23    New South Wales Mona Vale Garden Club 46th Spring Flower Show Ted Blackwood Hall,
        cnr Jacksons & Boondah Rds, Warriewood
10.30am – 4.00pm Adults $2.00, Children Free 
        Plants, crafts, White Elephant goods & cakes for sale.

30    Queensland Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Spring Rose Show Saturday 30th September and
        Sunday 1st October 2017 Venue: Robina Community Centre Gold Coast see

30 Sept-8 Oct  New South Wales. 53rd Leura Gardens Festival. 11 gardens. 9.30am-4.30pm daily.
        Proceeds to local hospital. Ph 0431 095 279  See


6-8 Western Australia Amanda Young Foundation Romancing The Stone 3 Lillian Road, Maida Vale
      Contact Tom Hogg. All proceeds
Amanda Young Foundation for Menningococcal Disease.

7-8  New South Wales  57th Bilpin Flower Show & Spring Fair. Bilpin Hall, 2596 Bells Line
       of Road. Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. 25 stalls. Entry $5. Ph 0413 759 282

7-8  New South Wales Robertson Garden Club. 7 Open Gardens. 10am-4pm. Plant Stall
       on both days. Funds raised for Robertson Community.

7-8  Victoria. Mt. Macedon Horticultural Society Annual ‘Garden Lover’s Fair’. Bolobek 
       Garden. Mt. Macedon. Ph 0427 056 154 E: Christine.heazlewood@gmail.com

8     New South Wales Plant sale in aid of National Breast Cancer Foundation. 45 Parklands
       Avenue, Lane Cove North. 10am-3pm

8-14 NATIONAL. Australia’s inaugural National Gardening Week. Details GCA Website
        www.gardenclubs.org.au Enquiries Ph 02 6550 5890

12    Western Australia Midland Friendly Garden Club Brown Park, Amethyst Road Swan View. Members
        will be showing what is growing in their gardens in celebration of National Gardening Week. 9.30am 
        to 11am. $3 entry. Come and meet some really friendly happy gardening people.

12-15 New South Wales Berry Gardens Festival. 8 open gardens. 10-4pm daily. Tickets
         at all gardens and Apex Park. Entry $20 all gardens or $5 each. See

14      New South Wales Yass Community Garden National Gardening Week Activity - Growing
          Seedlings with Recycled Materials 19 Pritchett St, Yass
Bring along some rubbish from your 
          kitchen (eg, meat trays, egg cartons, yoghurt containers, soft drink bottles) and we'll show you how
          to use them to start seedlings for summer. Gold coin donation. Visit us on our
Facebook or

14-15 Queensland Buderim Garden Club Buderim Garden Festival 2017 9am - 4 pm daily. Buderim War
          Memorial Hall Cnr Main and Church Sts, includes Manawee Nursery, Garden Sculpture Exhibition
          and Spring Flower Show.
Festival ticket for the above is $15.00, or $2 to the hall entry
          Click here f
or a Festival Flyer or visit our website.

14-15  Victoria Como Gardens Final Open Garden Weekend 79 Basin-Olinda Road The Basin. Saturday
           and Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm.
Click here and Page 2 for more detail in the brochure.

16-20  Western Australia Iris Society of Australia. National Iris Convention  The Convention is being
           held in Perth WA and presents an exciting 5 days of discussion, viewing some of the exciting and 
           excellent gardens in the Perth area. Please visit our
website for further details. The President of
           GCA George Hoad will be addressing the Convention on the opening day.

17-20  Queensland Floral Art Society of Qld. National Convention of Aust. Floral Art Assoc.
           ‘The Surf Air’, Marcoola Beach, Sunshine Coast, Qld. Ph 0412 735 483 Click here on
           contact us or see our 
Website. Open to the public 18th and 19th only!

19-20  New South Wales Quirindi & District Garden Club Bus Tour to Armidale visiting Saumarez Rose
           Garden & Homestead, five other Armidale gardens and a nursery $215 covers accommodation, 
           coach, meal and entries. Itinerary and booking sheet available. Full payment by 21 September Ph
           02 6747 1264 for all enquiries

21     Tasmania Emu Valley Rhododendren Garden Burnie. Cherry Blossom Celebration. 10am-3pm.
         Japanese inspired displays. See

21-22 Western Australia  Amanda Young Garden Fete Cnr Margaret St & 1520 Mattison St, Southern
          River 9am - 4pm both days. $5 Entry Tel: 08 9398 7275 All proceed to the Amanda Young
          Foundation for Menningococcal Disease
. See

21-22  New South Wales Bundanoon Garden Ramble. 8 Open Gardens. Tickets at Soldiers’ Memorial
           Hall. $20 all gardens or $5 each
. Website

21-22  South Australia. Rose Society of SA. Spring Rose Show. Burnside Community Centre,    
            Tusmore. Entry $5

21-22  New South Wales. Iris Society of Australia, Iris Show. Community Hall, Great Western
           H/way, Blackheath. Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Ph 02 4784 2727 E: dicoxiris@bigpond.com

22       New South Wales Wellington Garden Group Inc There will be 6 gardens opened on the day,
           2 town & 4 country gardens opened from 9.30am until 5pm. Cost will be $20 for the day or $5.00
           per garden.  The theme is ‘Historical Homes & their gardens” in keeping with the 200 year
           celebrations of Wellington’s Bicentenary.

22      New South Wales. Narrandera District Garden Club Open Gardens. Entry & map $15 (incl.
          Devonshire tea) at Narrandera Park & ‘Berembed’ historic garden. 9am-2.30pm (viewing to dusk.)
          Ph 02 6959 2228. E: gwen.neilsen@bigpond.com.au

22     Western Australia Orchids Society of WA Potting Workshop Manning Activity Centre 3 Downey
         Drive Manning 9am - 4.30pm. A great event for beginners. There will be talks about orchids,
         demonstrations of orchid repotting, orchids on display, and orchids, fertilisers, orchid potting mix, 
         etc., for sale. Bring your own orchids, and we will repot them for a small fee

23      New South Wales. Mona Vale Garden Club. 46th Spring Flower Show. Ted Blackwood Hall, Cnr
          Jacksons & Boondah Rds. Warriewood. 10.30am-4pm. Entry $2. Ph 02 9971 7875

23-24 Queensland. Wondai Spring Garden Expo. Wondai Sportsground Lions Pavilion. Bunya Highway
           Wondai. Sat 8am-4.30pm. Sun 8am-1pm. Entry $5 per day or $8 for 2-day pass. 

           See website or E: info@wondaigardenexpo.com

23-24 Tasmania. Central Coast Garden Club, Daffodil & Flower Fair. East Ulverstone Football Club.
          Parsons St., Ulverstone. Sat 9am-4pm. Sun 10am-3pm E
: ccgcsec@gmail.com

29      South Australia Herb Society of South Australia Spring Salvia Sale, Fullarton Park Community
          Centre,411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton, 8.30 am to noon


3-4    Tasmania. Hobart Horticultural Society Rose, Iris & Floral Art Show Hobart Town Hall, 50 
         Macquarie St. Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat 10am-4.30pm. E: hobhortsociety@bigpond.com 

4       New South Wales. African Violet Association of Australia Annual Show Burwood RSL,
         96 Shaftesbury Ave., Burwood. 10am-4pm. Entry $5. Ph 02 9427 5407

4-5    Victoria. Australian Pelargonium & Geranium Society Spring Show. Bellfield Community Centre.
         Cnr. Oriel Rd & Banksia St., Ivanhoe. Sat 12noon-4pm, Sun 9.30am-4pm Entry $5.
         Ph 03 9438 4080.

4-5    New South Wales. Millthorpe Garden Ramble. 10 Open Gardens. 10am-4.00pm. $25 all 10 or $5
         each garden. Ph 0419 431 785 See Website

4-5    Victoria Ballarat Bonsai Society Ballarat Bonsai Exhibition Robert Clark Centre in the
         Botanical Gardens at Lake Wendouree in Gillies street North, opposite the glass house.
         Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 4pm Admission $ 4.00 kids free. 

5      New South Wales  Rutherglen & District Garden Club "Gardens Round the Glen", a garden
        walkabout with at least 8 open gardens in Corowa, Wahgunyah and Rutherglen. The gardens will be
        open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Information Centres in Rutherglen, Corowa and Yarrawonga, some
        local businesses and from any of the gardens. A $10.00 fee will provide entry to all the gardens.

5       South Australia Herb Society of South Australia Herb Day, Fullarton Park Community Centre, 
         411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

5-10 New South Wales GCA National Convention, Hosted by Ulladulla & Districts
        Garden Club
, NSW For more information click here to
 EMAIL or click here to go 
        to our web page  GCA Convention

11-12 Australian Capital Territory Horticultural Society of Canberra Spring Exhibition & Rose Show
         Wesley Centre. National Circuit, Forrest. Sat 12noon-5pm, Sun 11.30am-3-45pm

11-12 Victoria National Rose Show & Championship. Mt Waverley, Melbourne. Sat 1-5pm, Sun 
         10am-4.30pm. Venue & other details
 Website or Show Manager – Jacinta Burke

11-12 New South Wales  Crookwell Garden Festival  - 10 gardens open all weekend including a Garden
          Lovers Market on Saturday.  All gardens $20, single garden $5.  Children under 15 free. All garden
          tickets available online and at the Crookwell Visitor Centre 

18-19 Tasmania Longford Garden Club Longford Spring Flower Show Longford Town Hall. Sat 1.30pm,
         Sun 10.30am. Entry $2. Ph 03 6391 2550

18-19 Queensland. International Cordyline Society Tropical Foliage Festival Cleveland Assembly Hall,
         Smith Street, Cleveland. Sat 8am-3pm, Sun 9am-2pm. Entry $3. See





8      New South Wales Rutherglen & District Garden Club is holding its 29th Annual Flower Show
        on Sunday 8th April 2018 at the Memorial Hall, High Street, Rutherglen from 12.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
        and in conjunction with the Victorian Rose Society will present the Victorian Autumn Country Rose
        Championship.  $6.00 admission fee includes afternoon refreshment.  Children are admitted free.
        The Show will be officially opened and trophies will be presented at 3.00 p.m.

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