To have a Diary Date Included on the website

All GCA affiliated Clubs can request to have their event included on the Website Diary Dates by sending details to the:

  • GCA Web Administrator, – for all events, including Open Days and special Meetings.
  • Affiliates should check this website page to determine if their request has been successfully and correctly entered.
  • If you wish to cancel an event, please notify the GCA Web Administrator.


To have a Diary Date Included in the GCA Magazine Our Gardens

Provide brief information to the Our Gardens Diary Dates editor WENDY WHITHAM.

Submission dates:
Winter issue: Deadline 1 March 2022, distributed end of April 2022
Spring issue: Deadline 1 June 2022, distributed end of July 2022
Summer issue: Deadline 31 August 2022, distributed end of October 2022
Autumn issue: Deadline 11 November 2022, distributed end of January, 2023

Diary Dates 2022

5 Queensland. Begonias in 2022. Mt Coot-tha Rd. 9am-5pm. Begonias, Tropical plants, succulents for sale.


5 – 6 ACT. Horticultural Society of Canberra Autumn Flower Show. Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, Forrest.

Saturday 11am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 3.15pm. Entry by gold coin donation. Plant stall. Info: www.hsoc.org.au


5 – 6 NSW. Central Tablelands Garden Trail. Five beautiful and interesting gardens in Little Hartley. Plants, cakes, jams, pickles, art, garden sculptures, garden talks and much, much more at each garden. Make a weekend of it and stay in the area. Bus groups welcome.

www.myopengarden.com or phone David Kennedy on 0419 133 154 for more details.

Autumn Garden Trail Flyer


11 – 12 TAS. Hobart Horticultural Society Inc Dahlia Show.

Hobart Town Hall. Friday 1 – 5pm, Saturday 10 – 4pm. Entry free. All welcome.

Info: agerrard@utas.edu.au or ph 0438 700 457.

19-20 Queensland Dahlia Society Annual Show

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, $4 entry. Flyer

23 NSW Adamstown Kotara Garden Club, Self Drive Excursion.

Wendy Abel’s alternate garden in Belmont

Wednesday Contact Secretary for further information. 0417205298

26 Queensland African Violet Society One day show & sale. 9am – 3pm

Auditorium Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong. Phone Anthea or Barry on 3264 4612 for more details


27 ALL STATES. Garden Releaf Day.

Participating garden centres across Australia. Info: https://gardenreleaf.com.au/

29- 1st May NSW Roses by the Seaside. The annual rose competition and conference will be hosted by The Illawarra Regional Rose Society in collaboration with the Rose Society of NSW Inc.

Location: The Pavilion, Kiama 2 Bong Bong Street Kiama. Open to the public; 30th April 12 pm – 5 pm, Sunday 1st May from 9.30 am – 4 pm

The Rose Show Schedule will be available on the RSNSW website early in 2022.

Entry Fee; Adults $5 Concession $3 Children under 16 free

30/3 – 3/4 VIC. Melbourne International Flower and Garden

Show. Carlton Gardens, Melbourne. Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 9pm.

Info: https://melbflowershow.com.au/5th – 6th March

30 March – 3 April VIC. Melbourne International Flower and Garden

Show. Carlton Gardens, Melbourne. Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 9pm.

Info: https://melbflowershow.com.au

2 NSW. The African Violet Association of Australia Annual Show.

Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burwood.

10am – 4 pm. Plants and supplies for sale. www.africanviolet.org.au

phone Beverley Donsworth on 0417 081 138.

Flyer

2 – 3 QLD. The Bromeliad Society of Queensland, Bromeliad and Tropicals Show and Sales,

Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. Saturday 8am– 4pm, Sunday 8am – 1pm. Entry: $4 (groups of 10 or more free). Thousands of plants for sale and free advice from growers.

Info: ph John Williamson on 0411 874 479.


9-10 SA The Australian Plants Society Plant Sale

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9 – 10 NSW. Collectors’ Plant Fair, Clarendon.

https://www.collectorsplantfair.com.au/


15 – 17 NSW. Hunter Valley Gardens Easter Celebration.

Info: huntervalleygardens.com.au/events/easter-celebration

16 – 17 QLD. Wondai Autumn Garden Expo.

Wondai Sportsground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai.

Info: https://wondaigardenexpo.com/

23 – 24 NSW. Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Plant Fair and Autumn Gardens Weekend.

1 Old South Rd Bowral, with specialist boutique nurseries and allied stalls. 9am – 4pm.

$10 per garden or plant fair. $40 for all five gardens plus plant fair, or $35 per person

for group bookings of 10 people or more.

19. NSW Adamstown Kotara Garden Club. Coach trip to Lisgar Gardens in Hornsby and to Fagan Park.

Depart Novocastrian park New Lambton 8am Contact Secretary for further information. 0417205298

Info: www.shbg.com.au

23 – 24 VIC. Yarra Valley Plant Fair and Garden Expo. 125 Quayle Road, Wandin. 10am – 5pm both days.

Includes demonstrations, talks and plants for sale. http://www.yarravalleyplantfair.com.au/

Entry: $14 – $17. For group bookings, email clive@larkmannurseries.com.au. For other information: the Illawara Regional Rose Society.The pavillion 2 Bong Bong St.Kiama


30 April – 1 May NSW Roses by the Seaside. Annual National Rose Competition and Conference The Rose Society of NSW invites all to attend the Roses by the Seaside Australian National Rose Championships (2020-2021). Conference, social activities, and lectures series to be held in the Kiama Pavilion. Thousands of Roses will be on display see the website for further information.

Location: The Pavilion, Kiama 2 Bong Bong Street Kiama. Open to the public; 30th April 12 pm – 5 pm, Sunday 1st May from 9.30 am – 4 p Adults $5 Concession $3 Children under 16 free

Website. NSW Rose Society: Roses by the Seaside Conference Flyer

Info: rsnswsecretary@gmail.com or 0422 157 353.

30-1 SA Enfield Horticultural Society Autumn Show.

242 North East Rd, Klemzig. Saturday 12-4pm, Sunday10am-3.30pm.Admission $2.

phone 08 8251 2299 for further details.

30 April – 1 May Roses by the Seaside. Annual Rose Competition and Conference

The Rose Society of NSW invites all to attend the Roses by the Seaside Australian National Rose Championships (2020-2021) & Conference, social activities, and lectures series to be held in the Kiama Pavilion. Thousands of Roses will be on display see the website for further information.

Location: The Pavilion, Kiama 2 Bong Bong Street Kiama. Open to the public; 30th April 12 pm – 5 pm, Sunday 1st May from 9.30 am – 4 pmThe Rose Show

Adults $5 Concession $3 Children under 16 free

The Brochure and Rose Schedule is available on the website http://nsw.rose.org.au/roses-by-the-seaside.html

Conference Flyer

Schedule

Info: rsnswsecretary@gmail.com or 0422 157 353.

30-1 SA Enfield Horticultural Society Autumn Show.

242 North East Rd, Klemzig. Saturday 12-4pm, Sunday 10am-3.30pm.Admission $2.

phone 08 8251 2299 for further details.


7-22 NSW Botanic Endeavour: Botanic Endeavour:

The Florilegium Society celebrates the Banks and Solander Collections.

The Society will present an exhibition of 48 recent botanical paintings linking the historic Banks’ and Solander specimens held in the National Herbarium of NSW with the Living Collection of the three Gardens. This project was created to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s voyage in the Endeavour in 2020.

The free exhibition is from 7th May to 22nd May, 10am to 4pm at the Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Fr further information phone Beverley 0411 316 530


14-15 NSW Bromeliad Society of Australia AUTUMN SHOW

Saturday 14 MAY 9am – 4pm & Sunday 15 MAY 10am – 3pm

Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, off Showground Road in Doran Drive, Castle Hill. NSW

Free admission

20+ sales tables continually restocked. Bromeliad Displays and Competitions. Lucky Barrel Draw

Literature, information and advice. Plenty of parking. Please bring a box

EFTPOS. COVIDSAFE rules apply

For further information please contact, Ian Hook, President, mobile 0408 202 269, www.bromeliad.org.au


15 NSW North Gosford Volunteer Lunch & Garden Tour

Sunday 15th May, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:45pm

Held in North Gosford at Claras Urban Mini farm. Participate in keeping Permaculture Central Coast an interesting event-filled organisation and put in your “fair share” by volunteering. Come along meet the executive team and talk about how you may be able to help. One of the great parts of attending the executive meetings is getting a garden tour of each member’s property and enjoying a cup of tea and a chat. Currently held Bi-Monthly.


19 NSW Adamstown Kotara Garden Club Coach Trip to Lisgar Gardens in Hornsby and to Fagan Park. Cost $45. Depart Novocastrian park New Lambton 8am. Contact Secretary for further information. 0417205298


27-29 NSW Orchids Out West 2022 comprises beautiful displays put on by the local orchid societies, including Blacktown City Orchid Society, Blue Mountains and Penrith District Orchid Society and Hawkesbury District Orchid Society.

There is a great selection of orchids to be purchased from vendors from around Australia to enhance your collection. Every year the displays improve in quality and are always very colourful thanks to the wonderful collection of orchids of all generas on display.

Friday 27th May 9am-4pm, Saturday 28th May 9am-4pm, Sunday 29th May 9am-3pm

Hawkesbury Race Club, Clarendon (opposite Richmond RAAF Base) 2756

Admission: $10.00. Buses: $8.00. Plenty of free parking

Clarendon Railway Station nearby

BBQ and light refreshments available

Email: info@orchidsocietynsw.com.au

Web: https://www.orchidsocietynsw.com.au/OOW2022.htm

Show Flyer:

18 QLD. ESK GARDEN & LIFESTYLE FAIR

Pipeliner Park, Esk. 8am – 3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.

Info: ph 0438 511 004 or email valleyofthelakesgardenclub@gmail.com.

19 SA. ROSE PRUNING DEMONSTRATION by members of the Rose Society of SA.

Carrick Hill, 46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield. 12.30 – 3.30pm. Info: sarose.org.au/events.

26 SA. ROSE PRUNING DEMONSTRATION.

International Rose Garden, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Hackney Road, Adelaide. 12.30 – 3.30pm. I

Info: sarose.org.au/events.

25 – 26 NSW Central Coast. Mingara Orchid Fair & Show.

Mingara Orchid Fair and Show is a free event for the community, providing a fabulous festival of exotic and native Australian Orchid displays. It is one of Australia’s biggest Orchid Shows with up to 21 vendors selling Orchids and products.

Saturday 25th June, 9am-4pm. Sunday 26th 9am-3pm.

Venue ; Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Drive Tumbi Umbi on the NSW Central Coast.

2-3 NSW THE ILLAWARRA DISTRICT ORCHID SOCIETY WINTER SHOW

Warilla Senior Citizens Hall, Benaud Crescent, Warilla.

Saturday 2nd 9.30-4pm Sunday 3rd 9-3pm

Free entry.. Canteen available

10 SA. Roses in the Heartland Branch rose pruning demonstration.

3 Para Road, Evanston. Sunday 1pm.

Information available on the Rose Society website: https://sarose.org.au/events.

6-7 NSW. NSW FLORAL ART ASSOCIATION, in conjunction with Narrabri Garden Club, is conducting demonstrations, a workshop and a floral design competition.

Narrabri Bowling Club, Narrabri. Gwen Hartley will be demonstrating some unique Indian techniques.

Info: secretary@nswfloralartassociation.org.au or phone Deidre Hill 02 4887 1254.


27-28 Queensland MARYBOROUGH OPEN GARDENS

LUPTON PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN is one of the gardens open in the in the Maryborough Open Gardens weekend. Lupton Park is an innovative place to grow organic food and to share, educate and grow community

R.W. Lupton Park, 45 Aberdeen Avenue, Maryborough, QLD 4650

Lupton Park on Facebook

Town Gardens Open Saturday, Country Gardens Open Sunday

Maryborough Open Gardens Flyer

Maryborough Open Gardens Website

SEPTEMBER

3 NSW. Engadine Home Gardeners’ Club 66th Spring Show.

Engadine Public School, Waratah Road, Engadine. 11.30am – 4pm. Admission: $2 adults.

Refreshments available, craft and plant stalls.

Info: ph 02 9528 4708.

4, 11, 18 and 25 SA. The Camellia Society Adelaide Hills Inc Open Days.

Stangate House, Euston Road, Aldgate. 12noon – 4pm. Admission: adults $5, children under 14 free.

Info: phone 0481 819 401.

10-11 SA. ENFIELD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SPRING SHOW

242 North East Road, Klemzig. Saturday 12noon – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 3.30 pm.

Admission: $2. Info: ph 08 8251 2299.

10-11 WA. GARDEN CLUBS & SOCIETIES PLANT FAIR.

South Perth Community Hall, cnr Sandgate St and South Terrace, South Perth.

Saturday 8.30am – 4pm, Sunday 9am – 2pm. Admission: adults $5. This is a cash-only event.

Masks and COVID Vacc ID required.

Info: www.horticulturalcouncil.com.au.

11-15. QUEENSLAND THE GARDEN CLUBS of AUSTRALIA – CONVENTION

Townsville, hosted by the Townsville & District Garden Club

Keynote Speaker Tim Mashall

Convention flyer

Townsville Convention Website

GCA website Convention Details

Facebook

Ph: Shirley Haslam 0438 253 312


9 – 15
NATIONAL GARDENING WEEK


21-23 BUDERIM GARDEN FESTIVAL

includes a twilight Plant Market, Spring flower show, open gardens, photo competition, church floral display, sculpture e exhibition. Pre purchase tickets.

Garden Festival Flyer

27 OCT – 3 NOV WORLD ROSE CONVENTION

The WFRS 19th World Rose Convention to be held in Adelaide 27 Oct to 3 Nov. 2022.

Registration now open.

Website


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