Visit: Collectors' Plant Fair11 February 2020 Linda Ross
Take a treasure home! Talk to the experts. Grow a garden. Be inspired by Australia’s largest plant fair coming to the Hawkesbury in late March.
Collectors’ Plant Fair is like Christmas for plant lovers. Imagine a weekend where thousands of planty people get together to chat, support each other and have fun finding long lost and desirable plants. The weekend coincides with gentle weather, excellent planting conditions and, fingers crossed, much needed autumn rains. The fair is held in the grounds of historic Hawkesbury Race Club, Clarendon.
Australia’s largest and most popular plant fair is now in its 15th year. With 100 stallholders it’s a dynamic mix of specialist plant growers, garden retailers, tools and delicious food trucks- a must visit for any plant enthusiast and the country vibe is so fun! It’s the perfect place to find long lost plants, meet growers, sip good coffee and connect with other planty people.
There’s a free potting up shed for kids so they can pot up their own cactus or succulent to take home. The event is dog friendly and there is plenty of tasty food options to choose from.
So many great plants never make it into garden centres. They might be hard to propagate, or slow to grow, or otherwise unsuited to large-scale commercial horticulture or they may simply have fallen out of favour. For whatever reason they are rare and unusual in the commercial world, and it’s these treasures that are celebrated at the Collectors’ Plant Fair.
So whether you’re looking for a stunning hedge, planting up an orchard, looking for indoor plants or want a special rose or camellia to add to your collection, this is the place to go! The plant fair offers the widest range of plants available in Australia from orchids to aroids, bonsai to books, succulents to subtropicals, bromeliads to hundreds of bulbs at discount prices. Australian plants are so popular and there are stalls that stock the best Aussie natives. Kitchen gardeners will love fruit trees, garlic and veg seedlings.
Those looking for a bespoke piece of handmade Australian garden sculpture will have plenty to choose from. Giant nests, water bowls, copper bird baths, corten steel feathers and planters to adorn your property.
I’ll see you there March 28-29, 2020 for a happy weekend plant hunting!
Weekend pass- $20 ($25 at the gate)
Saturday entry- $14 ($15 at the gate)
Sunday entry- $12 ($13 at the gate)
Get tickets at www.collectorsplantfair.com/tickets
Come with us!
Join us for a garden lover’s day out to the Collectors’ Plant Fair on March 28! Our day tour makes visiting and buying plants a breeze. Then we head up
to Bilpin to visit a private garden Wildwood, taste local cider, grab some freshly picked apples and an apple pie to take home. More info and bookings
Plant lovers and specialist growers are invited to keep in touch by joining the email via the website