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New at Collectors' 2017: Old-School Flower Show

A first for Collectors' Plant Fair: Announcing the Old School Flower Show.

Gardening is for everyone, and the Collectors' Plant Fair want everyone to share their gardening success at the fair this year.

Remember being mesmerised before tables laden with green bottles of home-grown flowers at country shows? The Collectors' team do, and they want to bring that magic back to the Collectors’ Plant Fair this April 8 & 9. The joy of the old-school flower show was captured in this wonderful photograph taken at the Glen Innis Show by Sophie Hansen from 'Local is Lovely'…. makes our hearts sing.


Taken at the Glen Innis Show by Sophie Hansen from 'Local is Lovely'.


Help Collectors' resurrect the flower shows of the past – and celebrate one of life’s simple pleasures – flowers! Join in by bringing a flower to display at the Fair on April 8. Take this opportunity to show off your talents and inspire a new generation of green thumbs.

This will be a true old-fashioned flower show with entries displayed in glass bottles ranged along trestle tables in the hall. Entries will be judged by a professional judge and there are great prizes to win.

What do you need to do?

First, head to the Collectors' Plant Fair website to BOOK TICKETS

Then, pick a bloom from your garden, perhaps a rose, dahlia, nerine, or early camellia … Bring it to the Flower Show Room (No. 8) at the Collectors Plant Fair, Saturday 8th April between 8am and 2pm. There you can write your name, mobile phone number and the name of your flower on one of our stickers. Pay your gold coin donation (proceeds go to charities) and enjoy the fair. Flower entries will be judged at 2pm and the winners contacted by phone immediately.

The Flower Show Room will be open all weekend for serious sticky-beaking!’

Jump onto the Collectors' Plant Fair Facebook page and tell them what you're bringing!


Prizes to be won

First Prize: A private morning walk around Glenmore House, Camden, with gardener extraordinaire Mickey Robertson. Morning tea is included plus a signed copy of her book ‘The House and Garden at Glenmore.’ Value $300

Second Prize: Feed your garden for a year with Neutrog fertilisers. Value $250

Highly Commended: 2 tickets to the Jacaranda Cruise on Sydney Harbour with Graham Ross thanks to Ross Garden Tours. Value $140

Most unusual: $80 book voucher from Florilegium

Every place winner gets a Garden Clinic Club Platinum Membership for 1 year. Value $100 each

When and where?

Collectors' Plant Fair

Hawkesbury Race Club

April 8-9, 2017