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04 Feb

Graft My Citrus Workshop | Dural

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Come along and learn how to grow a citrus tree from scratch. Engall’s Nursery have 75 years of experience and Mark Engall will walk you through the process of how root stock is grown and how to graft a citrus onto root stock to grow your very own tree. This process normally takes 3 years, but you will learn everything you need to know in a 2-hour workshop.

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15 Feb

Frangipani Workshop | Belrose

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Frangipani are the scent of summer but the range of colours, perfumes, species and leaf shapes might surprise you.  Anthony Grassi, President of the Frangipani Society of Australia, leads this class which will touch on dwarf varieties, fertilising, pruning, propagation, pots, potting mix and planting companions.

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19 Feb

Succulent Workshop | Beecroft

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Learn about the diversity of succulent plants, their colours, textures and shapes.
Learn how to use them in a waterwise garden from an expert in her field, Ruth Donnelly from Coachwood Nursery.
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24 Feb

Autumn Garden Class | Bonnyrigg

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As the evenings grow longer and the days grow shorter, fiery autumn hues appear, the mercury starts to drop and gardeners get itchy fingers, we love to get busy and get planting. Autumn is a great season for preparation, fertilising, planting - the real beginning of a new gardening year. It’s time to collect seeds from your favourite plants, harvest vegetables, deadheading plants and flowers whilst adding winter colour to see us through. We’ll share our ideas on flowers, vegetables, and jobs for the season.

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02 Mar

Autumn Garden Class | Campbelltown

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As the evenings grow longer and the days grow shorter, fiery autumn hues appear, the mercury starts to drop and gardeners get itchy fingers, we love to get busy and get planting. Autumn is a great season for preparation, fertilising, planting - the real beginning of a new gardening year. It’s time to collect seeds from your favourite plants, harvest vegetables, deadheading plants and flowers whilst adding winter colour to see us through. We’ll share our ideas on flowers, vegetables, and jobs for the season.

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04 Mar

Autumn Garden Class | Terrey Hills

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As the evenings grow longer and the days grow shorter, fiery autumn hues appear, the mercury starts to drop and gardeners get itchy fingers, we love to get busy and get planting. Autumn is a great season for preparation, fertilising, planting - the real beginning of a new gardening year. It’s time to collect seeds from your favourite plants, harvest vegetables, deadheading plants and flowers whilst adding winter colour to see us through. We’ll share our ideas on flowers, vegetables, and jobs for the season.

Image: Hannah McCowatt

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10 Mar

Autumn Garden Class | Online

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Join Graham as he outlines the best gardening tips and tricks for your garden this autumn and when to do the necessary jobs to keep your plants healthy and flourishing, ensuring they get through winter easily.
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12 Mar

Propagation & Plant Maintenance | Beecroft

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Our Propagation & Plant/Garden Maintenance class will be hosted by Anthony Grassi, owner/operator of his garden maintenance business for 30 years and President of the Frangipani Society of Australia.  This class will cover propagation techniques, plant care including fertilising, eco-friendly pest & disease management, pruning, soil health, mulching & general garden maintenance.
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17 Mar

Autumn Garden Class | Capalaba

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As the evenings grow longer and the days grow shorter, fiery autumn hues appear, the mercury starts to drop and gardeners get itchy fingers, we love to get busy and get planting. Autumn is a great season for preparation, fertilising, planting - the real beginning of a new gardening year. It’s time to collect seeds from your favourite plants, harvest vegetables, deadheading plants and flowers whilst adding winter colour to see us through. We’ll share our ideas on flowers, vegetables, and jobs for the season.

Image: Hannah MacCowatt

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24 Mar

Autumn Garden Class | Kallangur

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As the evenings grow longer and the days grow shorter, fiery autumn hues appear, the mercury starts to drop and gardeners get itchy fingers, we love to get busy and get planting. Autumn is a great season for preparation, fertilising, planting - the real beginning of a new gardening year. It’s time to collect seeds from your favourite plants, harvest vegetables, deadheading plants and flowers whilst adding winter colour to see us through. We’ll share our ideas on flowers, vegetables, and jobs for the season.

Image: Hannah MacCowatt

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30 Mar

Autumn Garden Class | Welby

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As the evenings grow longer and the days grow shorter, fiery autumn hues appear, the mercury starts to drop and gardeners get itchy fingers, we love to get busy and get planting. Autumn is a great season for preparation, fertilising, planting - the real beginning of a new gardening year. It’s time to collect seeds from your favourite plants, harvest vegetables, deadheading plants and flowers whilst adding winter colour to see us through. We’ll share our ideas on flowers, vegetables, and jobs for the season.

Image: Hannah McCowatt

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31 Mar

Autumn Garden Class | Buderim

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As the evenings grow longer and the days grow shorter, fiery autumn hues appear, the mercury starts to drop and gardeners get itchy fingers, we love to get busy and get planting. Autumn is a great season for preparation, fertilising, planting - the real beginning of a new gardening year. It’s time to collect seeds from your favourite plants, harvest vegetables, deadheading plants and flowers whilst adding winter colour to see us through. We’ll share our ideas on flowers, vegetables, and jobs for the season.

Image: Hannah MacCowatt

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01 Apr

Introduction to Garden Design | Beecroft

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A good garden starts with a good design. Learn how to monitor light and shade and to observe the areas in your garden that are damp and those that need plenty of water so you'll know where to place your favourite plants. Learn what to plant together and how to develop ideas that will make great gardening statements. Bring a drawing tablet in case you get inspired during the class.

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07 Apr

Autumn Garden Class | Pennant Hills

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As the evenings grow longer and the days grow shorter, fiery autumn hues appear, the mercury starts to drop and gardeners get itchy fingers, we love to get busy and get planting. Autumn is a great season for preparation, fertilising, planting - the real beginning of a new gardening year. It’s time to collect seeds from your favourite plants, harvest vegetables, deadheading plants and flowers whilst adding winter colour to see us through. We’ll share our ideas on flowers, vegetables, and jobs for the season.

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07 May

Cake & Cuttings Day - Autumn 2022 | Beecroft

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Come along and enjoy a morning filled with like-minded people and share in the fun of our Cakes and Cuttings swap meet. Bring some cuttings from your garden or the yummy cake just baked and share your goodies with the Garden Clinic community. The Cakes & Cuttings event is from 10am – 12 noon at our Garden Clinic Beecroft HQ. Please note, parking is restricted on Beecroft Road however there is plenty of parking in the Beecroft Village. The Cakes & Cuttings Event is a free event for our members and does not count towards your free class. Come along and join in the fun!
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19 May

Tools Workshop | Seven Hills

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Supported by Cut Above Tools, sharpening tools like shovels, hoes, spades and pruning shears can make a world of a difference in how they work.  Here we share the tips for sharpening the most common gardening tools.  Attendees can bring 3 tools and we’ll teach you how to sharpen them on the day.

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04 Jun

Composting Workshop | Beecroft

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Learn the secrets of making quality compost, as we delve into the details and share the pathway to success. Perfect your composting strategy, compost leaf litter, compost tea, seaweed tea, comfrey liquid, keep chooks – these are all sure-fire ways to increase soil fertility and boost your harvest.

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07 Jun

Winter Garden Class | Online

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Be guided by Graham as he delves into winter jobs and how beautiful your garden can be in this chilly season.
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17 Jun

Citrus Workshop | Dural

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Citrus are excellent fruit trees for Sydney’s climate.  Mark Engall will show us how we can get a reliable harvest from our citrus trees every year in a workshop covering best citrus varieties, fertiliser requirements, citrus in containers, controlling pests, dwarf varieties and pruning times. We also taste test different varieties of lemons, limes, oranges, finger limes, mandarin and grapefruit.
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24 Jun

Camellia Workshop | Glenorie

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Our Camellia Workshop has been popular with members for eight years. We’ll start by showing you the different types of species camellia, then hybrids, their growing requirements, best ones for pots, potting mix, companions, pruning strategies, feeding and under-planting.  We touch on the history of camellias around the world and finish by taking a walk around the nursery through the camellia gardens.

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06 Jul

Pest, Diseases & Weeds | Beecroft

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They're not fun and we wish we didn't have them but garden pests, diseases and weeds are part of a gardener's life so it's best to know the most efficient and safe ways to deal with them.

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21 Jul

Bonsai Class | Beecroft

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Learn the history of Bonsai in Japan then sit back and watch a live demonstration of this graceful art.  Plenty of time for questions.

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27 Jul

Orchid Workshop | Dural

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Learn about the wonderful world of the Orchidaceae family – the largest family of flowering plants in the world. We’ll go through the growing requirements for Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, Laelia, Phalaenopsis and Cattleya, whilst sharing our knowledge on how to get Moth Orchids re-flowering again.  Topics will include fertilising, growing medium, pest and fungal problems plus re-potting.

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05 Aug

Rose Pruning Workshop | Galston

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Yes, it’s rose pruning time again and until you see with your own eyes where we prune our roses you won’t believe it!  Bring your long-armed gloves and have a go yourself - practise on a Swanes rose to get your eye in. Learn where to cut, how to disinfect the winter rose shrub and then the cycles of feeding and organic spraying we recommend for the spring season. We’ll even show you our nifty rose pruning kit!

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11 Aug

Spring Garden Class | Pennant Hills

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Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify spring has sprung. Time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative ‘Jump into Spring’ class. Topics covered include growing spring flowers and vegetables, pests and diseases plus jobs of the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions - plus tea and cake ..  YUM!
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13 Aug

Tomato Workshop | Beecroft

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One of the most popular and easy to grow summer vegies - get the lowdown on the best ways to look after your tomatoes for delicious eating throughout the season.
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19 Aug

Bush Garden Workshop | Heathcote

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Sydney Wildflower Nursery is one of the foremost speciality nurseries for our precious and beautiful native flora. This class teaches you the best ways to nurture native plants and where to plant them to create an inviting, easy-care and water-efficient garden.

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25 Aug

Spring Garden Class | Buderim

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Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify spring has sprung. Time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative ‘Jump into Spring’ class. Topics covered include growing spring flowers and vegetables, pests and diseases plus jobs of the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions - plus tea and cake ..  YUM!
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26 Aug

Spring Garden Class | Campbelltown

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Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify spring has sprung. Time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative ‘Jump into Spring’ class. Topics covered include growing spring flowers and vegetables, pests and diseases plus jobs of the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions - plus tea and cake ..  YUM!
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31 Aug

Spring Garden Class | Terrey Hills

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Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify spring has sprung. Time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative ‘Jump into Spring’ class. Topics covered include growing spring flowers and vegetables, pests and diseases plus jobs of the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions - plus tea and cake ..  YUM!
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07 Sep

Spring Garden Class | Online

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Get a head start on spring gardening with Graham as he shares his knowledge of what, how and when so you can jump right into your gardening this season using his tips and easy-care methods to create a stunning summer space.

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08 Sep

Spring Garden Class | Kallangur

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Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify spring has sprung. Time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative ‘Jump into Spring’ class. Topics covered include growing spring flowers and vegetables, pests and diseases plus jobs of the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions - plus tea and cake ..  YUM!
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10 Sep

Designing Small Spaces | Beecroft

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Balconies, courtyards, potted gardens - any small space can become a thing of beauty with a little attention to detail. This class puts you on the right track with clever ideas, how to find the correct spot for specimen plants, what plants work in shade and what work in a sunny spot.

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15 Sep

Spring Garden Class | Capalaba

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Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify spring has sprung. Time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative ‘Jump into Spring’ class. Topics covered include growing spring flowers and vegetables, pests and diseases plus jobs of the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions - plus tea and cake ..  YUM!
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15 Sep

Spring Garden Class | Mosman

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Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify spring has sprung. Time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative ‘Jump into Spring’ class. Topics covered include growing spring flowers and vegetables, pests and diseases plus jobs of the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions - plus tea and cake ..  YUM!
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23 Sep

Spring Garden Class | Bonnyrigg

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Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify spring has sprung. Time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative ‘Jump into Spring’ class. Topics covered include growing spring flowers and vegetables, pests and diseases plus jobs of the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions - plus tea and cake ..  YUM!
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15 Oct

Cake & Cuttings Day - Spring 2022

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Come along and enjoy a morning filled with like-minded people and share in the fun of our Cakes and Cuttings swap meet. Bring some cuttings from your garden or the yummy cake just baked and share your goodies with the Garden Clinic community. The Cakes & Cuttings event is from 10am – 12 noon at our Garden Clinic Beecroft HQ. Please note, parking is restricted on Beecroft Road however there is plenty of parking in the Beecroft Village. The Cakes & Cuttings Event is a free event for our members and does not count towards your free class. Come along and join in the fun!

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21 Oct

Spring Garden Class | Welby

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Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify spring has sprung. Time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative ‘Jump into Spring’ class. Topics covered include growing spring flowers and vegetables, pests and diseases plus jobs of the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions - plus tea and cake ..  YUM!
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04 Nov

Potted Plants Workshop | Turramurra

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Is your balcony a mess? Too many odd pots? We know the feeling! Join us for a masterclass at Honeysuckle Garden Centre, Turramurra. Find the right pots for your plants and learn how to group, style and fix common problems. Give your balcony a makeover ready for summer. Set in a wonderful venue absolutely brimming with the most beautiful potted plants in Sydney.

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11 Nov

Summer Garden Class | Online

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In this final class for the year, Graham will help with ideas for summer gardening and how to look after your vulnerable plants during the hotter months.
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