Home' Outdoors : WAs Best Outdoors and Gardens 2010-11 Contents 36 WA’s Best Outdoors & Gardens 2011
Floriade A celebration of spring and the
biggest flower festival in Australia. Free
entry, until October 10, Commonwealth Park,
Canberra, ACT, www.floriadeaustralia.com.
Romancing the Stone Watercolour
painting demonstrations, Devonshire teas
and more in this oriental-inspired garden.
$6/ticket, October 9-10, 3 Lilian Road,
Maida Vale, (08) 9454 4298.
The Secret Garden Workshops The first of
three workshops with Pat Poynton in the
Secret Garden. $95/ticket includes a journal,
October 12, Brookland Valley Vineyard,
Margaret River, www.opengarden.org.au.
National Water Week Events promoting
the protection and rehabilitation of our
waterways. Ticket costs vary, October
Chooks in the City Learn about keeping
chooks with expert Debra Pearson in a
lovely private garden. $65/ticket, October
20, Jolimont, Perth, www.opengarden.org.au .
Amanda’s Garden Fete Stalls and more in
the stunning Amanda’s Garden, which
pays homage to the late Amanda Young,
who died tragically of Meningococcal
disease at 18. $5/ticket, October 28 & 30-31,
Junction of Matison and Margaret streets,
Southern River, (08) 9398 7275.
Gardening & Outdoor Renovation Show
This annual three-day event features a
host of goodies including mowers, gifts,
greenhouses and more. Free entry Friday,
$5/ticket Saturday and Sunday, October
22-24, Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide,
www.kymjonesexhibitions.com .au .
Festival of Country Gardens WA’s
picturesque south-western towns of
Balingup, Bridgetown, Boyup Brook,
Manjimup and Nannup throw open
their gates to host events such as
morning wildflower walks, evening
sundowners and talks from expert
gardeners. Mostly free entry, November
Taipei International Flora Expo Learn
how to make your home and community
greener and more energy-efficient at
this inspiring event. About $11/ticket (plus
airfares!), November 6, 2010-April 25, 2011,
Taipei, Taiwan, www.2010taipeiexpo.tw.
Roseworthy Garden This magnificent rose
garden in Perth’s Hills region, is open for
one glorious weekend. Enjoy live music,
refreshments, garden talks and more.
Proceeds will go to the Amanda Young
Foundation, which promotes education
on Meningococcal disease. $5/ticket,
November 13-14, 181 Walnut Road, Bickley.
Gardens By Design with Matthew Lunn
An inspiring workshop on garden design
and landscaping, including the best use of
hard- and soft-landscaping elements, by
landscaper Matthew Lunn. This event is
set in a unique Italian garden. $65/ticket,
November 17, Kalamunda, (08) 9295 0497,
We dig up the top garden and outdoor events between October 2010-September 2011 COMPILED BY Jessica Zoiti
Ellerslie International Flower Show, NZ
Among the largest flower shows in the
Southern Hemisphere. From about $31/
ticket, March 9-13, North Hagley Park,
How about Herbs? Kath Bafile presents a
relaxed workshop on the banks of the Swan
River. Learn about companion planting,
culinary uses and herbs suited to the WA
climate. $65/ticket (includes info pack and
potted herb), March 27, Bassendean, (08)
9295 0497, www.opengarden.org.au.
Melbourne International Flower & Garden
Show The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest
display with Australia’s top landscape and
floral designers. $20/ticket, March 30-April
3, The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton
Frogscaping Learn why and how
to attract frogs – whether you have
a native garden or not. $65/
ticket (includes morning
tea and info pack), January 23,
Floreat, (08) 9295 0497,
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