Diary Dates

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 Secretary – 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 Secretary.

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 2024, distributed end of April 2024
Spring issue: Deadline 1 June 2024, distributed end of July 2024
Summer issue: Deadline 31 August 2024, distributed end of October 2024
Autumn issue: Deadline 11 November 2024, distributed end of January 2025

Diary Dates 2024

2-3 ACT. Horticultural Society of Canberra Autumn Flower Show. Fitzroy Pavilion, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC). Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3.15pm. Entry by gold coin donation. Plant stall. Info: www.hsoc.org.au.

6 SA. Festival of Flowers. 9am-4pm. Monster plant sale from a variety of local garden societies. Entry fee $5. Raffles. Venue Greyhound Racing SA, 55 Cardigan St, Angle Park. Free parking. Info: 0417 819 498

20-21 Vic. Yarra Valley Plant Fair & Garden Expo, Wandin. A plant hunter’s wonderland. Guest speaker and MC for the Autumn Plant Fair is Stephen Ryan. Discounted tickets for groups and garden clubs available. Info: phone Clive on 0414 242 710 or email clive@larkmannurseries.com.au

27-28 NSW. Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Autumn Fair. 9am-4pm. Info: www.shbg.com.au

5 SA. Adelaide Hills Garden Affair. Inaugural event not-to-be missed gardening event will showcase all things gardening. A special one-day event in the gardens of Stangate House coinciding with the Hills autumn colours. Featuring plants, plants and more plants, horticulture experts, garden supplies, tools and gardening services. Stalls, expert speakers, garden tours, demonstrations, activities for the whole family. 10am to 4pm. Info: www.adelaidehillsgardenaffair.au. Ph: Elizabeth Dobson 0400116463.

17-19 NSW. Orchids Out West. Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon. Beautiful displays put on by local orchid societies and a great selection of orchids to be purchased from vendors from around Australia. Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-2pm. Admission: $10, children under 15 free, buses $8. Plenty of free parking. BBQ and light refreshments available. Info: phone 0408 264 040, email: info@orchidsocietynsw.com.au, website: https://orchidsocietynsw.com.au/OOW2024.htm.

20-21 NSW. Camellias Illawarra 2024 show.

Diary Dates

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 Secretary – 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 Secretary.

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

Provide brief information to the Our Gardens Diary Dates editor Wendy Witham.

Submission dates:

Winter issue: Deadline 1 March 2023, distributed end of April 2023
Spring issue: Deadline 1 June 2023, distributed end of July 2023
Summer issue: Deadline 31 August 2023, distributed end of October 2023
Autumn issue: Deadline 11 November 2023, distributed end of January, 2024

Diary Dates 2023

18-19 SA. Joe’s Connected Garden Open Gardens. 6 Argent St, Elizabeth Grove. Two full days of presentations and demonstrations on all aspects of sustainable living and permaculture. Admission: $10. Info: ph Joe Kielnerowski 0402 298 409 or Rosanne Parker 0402 140 219; or https://www.facebook.com/JoesConnectedGarden/ 

18-19 WA. Western Australian Horticultural Council Garden Clubs & Societies Plant Fair, Cnr South Terrace & Sandgate Street, South Perth. Saturday 8.30am – 4pm, Sunday 9am – 2pm. Admission: adults $5. Info: www.horticulturalcouncil.com.au

24-26 NSW. NSW Floral Art Association, celebrating 50 years, in conjunction with Gloucester Floral Art Group, celebrating 30 years, with demonstrations, workshops and competition. Full details on website: nswfloralartassociation.org.au. Info: secretary@nswfloralartassociation.org.au or ph Sharryn Place 0418 692 003.

4-5 ACT. Horticultural Society of Canberra Autumn Flower Show, Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, Forrest. Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 3.15pm. Entry by gold coin donation. Plant stall.
Info: www.hsoc.org.au. 

17-18 TAS. Hobart Horticultural Society annual Dahlia Show at the Hobart Town Hall. Friday 1 – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm. Entry free. Non-members are welcome to exhibit.
Info: email agerrard@utas.edu.au or ph 0438 700 457.

18-19 QLD. The Queensland Dahlia Society annual show, at the auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Saturday 10am – 3.30pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm. Admission: adults $4.00, children under 16 free. Includes the Dahlia Society of Australia Championship.
Information and advice available. Info: email Steven Wedd at
stevenwedd57@gmail.com.

9 March – 2 April VIC.    Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens.
www.melbflowershow.com.au

15-16 QLD. Wondai Garden Expo, Wondai Sportsground and Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Saturday 8am – 4.30pm, Sunday 8am – 1pm. Admission: $5 per day or $8 for a 2-day pass.
Children under 15 free. Info: ph Jodi on 0413 115 495,
email info@wondaigardenexpo.com or for general info
www.wondaigardenexpo.com.

15-16 SA. Rose Society of SA Autumn Rose Show at Noel Lothian Hall Adelaide Botanic Garden. NRTGA People’s Choice weekend rose judging at the Rose Trial Garden also at the
Botanic Garden. For more information www.sarose.org.au

15-16 NSW. Collectors’ Plant Fair, Hawkesbury Race Club Clarendon. www.collectorsplantfair.com.au

15-16 QLD. Pittsworth Open Gardens, Stores & Markets. Showcasing ten open gardens. Gardens of the Downs is a community organisation aimed at promoting awareness of the benefits to be gained from gardening. Info ph 0481353055 or E: info@pittsworth.org. www.gardensofthesdowns.com

22-23 NSW. Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Autumn Gardens Weekend and Plant Fair. Plant Fair is at 1 Old South Rd, Bowral.
Five private Southern Highlands gardens rarely open to the public.
9am – 4pm. Admission: $10 per garden or plant fair, $35 for all gardens plus plant fair. Info: www.shbg.com.au. 

30 SA. Adelaide Hills Garden Affair. Inaugural event celebrating autumn gardening. Plant stalls, workshops, demonstrations, food & more. 10am to 4pm.
Info: www.adelaidehillsgardenaffair.au.
Ph: Elizabeth Dobson 0400116463 or Barb Field 0432352569.

18-20 NSW. NSW Floral Art Association, celebrating 50 years,
with demonstrations, workshops and competition, in Mittagong. 
Full details on website: nswfloralartassociation.org.au.
Info: secretary@nswfloralartassociation.org.au
or ph Sharryn Place 0418 692 003.

22 QLD.  Floral Art Society of Queensland “Friendship Day”, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha. 9.30am – 12.30pm. Bring some friends and enjoy a morning with
 the Floral Art Society of Queensland. Includes floral design demonstrations. Admission: $7 (includes tea, coffee and light lunch). Info: email fasqsecretary@gmail.com for further information and
to RSVP

26-28 NSW. Orchids Out West 2023, Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon. Friday and Saturday 9am – 4pm, Sunday 9am – 2pm. Admission: adults $10, buses $8.00, children under 15 free.
Plenty of free parking. BBQ and light refreshments available.
Info: ph 0408 264 040, email info@orchidsocietynsw.com.au or web
https://www.orchidsocietynsw.com.au/OOW2023.htm.

10-15 NSW. Garden Clubs of Australia Biennial Convention 2023. Hosted by Toronto and Districts Garden Club Inc. in Lake Macquarie LGA. Registrations will close on 30 June 2023 or when 300 members have registered. www.gcac2023.com

18-19 NSW. New England Garden Festival. Armidale Racecourse, Armidale, NSW. The New England Garden Festival aims to bring together gardeners, specialists, experts and the community for fun and educational activities, demonstrations and workshops along with a great range of retail therapy. Exhibition gardens will be opened, along with competition gardens in many categories. All the things that gardeners love to do but can never get enough of!