Stalls, Growers and Garden-related Sundries
We are happy to announce our 88 stallholders for 2018. This years show is filled with growers that have been with us since day one, plus some exciting first-timers, we know you'll love. There's more to see, eat and experience than ever before. Collectors' Plant Fair looks forward in delighting your senses once again.
Handy maps will be available for downloading before the fair and at the gate.
Plant Growers A-Z:
Addictive Nursery, NSW. (5)
Growers of the stunning rare blue Hippeastrum (Worselya procera), bromeliads, tillandsia, heliconia, clivia, elks, palms and unusual gingers.
Alameda Homestead Nursery, VIC. (6)
Judy and David are Australia's largest growers of hybrid clematis, producing approximately 80,000 plants. New release clematis varieties will be on sale. Alameda Homestead Nursery also produces Wisteria, Mandevilla, Stephanotis, Phaseolus and Lavender.
Aloe Aloe, QLD (9)
Flowering Aloes in beautiful colours, all 34 of these big flowering hybrid aloe cultivars will be available. Aloe are perfect in climates with winter rain and summer heat, making them great winter colour for the east coast of Australia.
Andy’s Rare Plants, NSW (27)
From cool climate to sub-tropical South African and South America bulbs, orchids, trees, shrubs and climbers.
Antique Perennials, VIC (46)
Matt specialises in rare perennials, alpines, and bulbs. This includes some remarkable Primulas, Epimediums and Geraniums plus a range of Prairie and Woodland species. A wonderful opportunity to find something great from a wholesale nursery not normally open to the public and a great chance to pick their brains!
Ausplants Nursery, NSW (53)
Grafted grevillea, Eremophila (Emu bush), grafted gums, bush foods and other natives.
Australian Carnivorous Plant Society, NSW (67)
Australian Geranium Society, NSW (13)
Species geraniums and pelargoniums by the living treasure Robyn Bible. Stay a while and pick her brains on this wonderful group of flowering plants.
Bamboo Creations, VIC (63)
Bamboo specialist growing clumping bamboos at many different heights perfectly suited to the home garden. A large choice of bamboo to block out your ugly neighbours.
Bay Tree Nursery, NSW (28)
Bill from Baytree grows cool climate hard-to-get perennials, trees and shrubs.
Bilby Blooms, NSW (4)
Rare and unusual native Australian plants, including black grevillea.
Blooming’ Greenery, NSW (23)
A large range of tropical shade tolerant plants such as begonia, clerodendron, fuchsia, hibiscus, justicia, strobilanthes, ruellia, sinningia and rare varieties.
Candybell Nursery, VIC (12)
Martin Ferrugia is a begonia, peony rose and South African Bulb expert. He is bringing a display of magnificent, large flowering tuberous begonias in full glorious flower. He also has peonies, Brunsvigia, Haemanthus, Boophane, Cane type and Rex Begonia, Lapageria and Streptocarpus.
Clover Hill Rare Plants, NSW (8)
David Kennedy’s Clover Hill is a showcase of rare cool climate gems and dry tolerant perennials. With no room left, the avid plant collector and nurseryman has started a new garden over the mountains in Hartley. David grows fine cool climate perennials, woodlands, orchids, galanthus, trilliums, phlomis and salvias. Don’t miss his to-die-for, first time release Epimediums.
Club Creek Bulb Farm, VIC (56)
Growers of sensational liliums and dahlias. Adrian specialises in growing Liliums of all shapes and sizes. He will have on display a large range of garden Lilium bulbs includes some unique varieties, some he has bred himself and rare species.
Coachwood Nursery, NSW (83 trackside)
Peter and Ruth Donnelly run the productive powerhouse Coachwood Nursery and grow a range of plants bang-on-trend! They’re easy, tough, rare, succulent, hanging and unusual treasures such as epiphyllums, Mistletoe cactus or Rhipsalis, stapelia, sedum, kalanchoe, euphorbia and tradescantia. All available from cuttings.
Country Farm Perennials, VIC (16)
Growers of unusual and rare perennials, including exciting old favourites that have been impossible to find. Merryl and team have a tremendous amount of plant knowledge and are happy to offer advice for your home garden. Their plants cope with hot, dry, deep shade, sand, bog, blazing sun, biting frosts or nibbling rabbits! Big on colour and flower.
Darvall Nursery, NSW (47)
Native bush food species, tea and coffee plants, waratah. Fabulous African violets too.
Delightfully Fresh Organics, NSW (36)
Darren grows a huge range of organic herbs, rhubarb, garlic, fruit and vegetables. Great place to stock up on garlic cloves ready for autumn planting!
NEW! Di’s Delightful Plants VIC (65) trackside
This Yarra Valley nursery has supplied plants for home gardens for twenty years, growing a diverse range of natives, perennials, groundcovers, trees and succulents.
Drewitt’s Bulbs, VIC (31)
Tim has a stunning collection of 60 varieties of tulips, ixia, daffodils and allium to name a few. Also crocus, fritallaria, erythronium and other autumn bulbs. We love his Pleonie orchid. His range of dahlias and liliums are sublime.
Exeter Designer Plants, NSW (55)
Cool climate favourites: clematis, daphne, dogwood, hamamelis, birch, cedars, spruce, firs, coryopsis, viburnum and witchhazels.
Feather Flower Brush, NSW (34)
Daphne and botanically inspired stationery.
Fong Ping Orchids, QLD (25)
Phalaenopsis, cattleya, oncidium, plus special double adeniums and hippeastrum.
Forbidden Fruits (2)
The nursery, established in 1981, grows a wide range of fruit trees, dwarf fruit trees, native bushfood and edibles.
Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, NSW (51)
Treasures from the Gardens such as Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower); Alcantarea imperialis (metallic bronze form); Alloxylon pinnatum (Tree Waratah); Begonia listada - compact shrub like evergreen begonia that thrives in heavy shade; Megaskepasma erthyrochlamys (Brazilian Red Cloak) and Plectranthus scutellariorides (Coleus) in unusual mixed colours.
Fruit Salad Tree Company (50)
Kerry West and family have been multi-grafting specialty fruit to a high standard for decades. Choose from citrus, pomes or stone fruit vars.
Gardening with Angus Stewart (79) trackside
A rainbow of kangaroo paws and native plant knowledge
Garry Reid Obscure Bulbs, VIC (11)
Bulbs including albuca, arisaema, arum and galanthus.
Geranium Cottage, NSW (78)
Geranium and pelargonium specialist, zonal, scented, species and the latest German PAC arrivals.
Glenmore House, NSW (58)
Meet Mickey Robertson and chat to her about idyllic and inspiring days in the country, kitchen gardening days, her botanically inspired special events and cooking days. You’ll never want to leave! Mickey will have her recently published book ‘The House and Garden at Glenmore’ and her usual Essential Kit.
Green E Roses, NSW (54)
Heavenly modern and old world roses - heritage, bush, climbing, standard and weeping roses including David Austin’s, rugosa and mutablilis.
Harland’s Nursery, NSW (37)
Easy to grow and unusual cacti, succulents and bulbs.
Henry Doubleday, NSW (62)
Unusual medicinal and edible herbs, heirloom vegetables, fruiting trees, salvia, comfrey and unusual cottage plants.
Hills District Orchids, NSW (38)
Easily grown orchids, hoya, clivea, haworthia and pitcher plants.
Johnson Orchids, SA (15)
Cattleya, oncidiums and phalaenopsis orchids.
NEW! Just Clivia and Rare Things (57)
New to Collectors this year we welcome Peter and his nursery. We love their peachy tones of clivia.
Kawana Nursery, NSW (26)
Orchids, fuchsia and hanging baskets with desirables such as Mexican Mistletoe (Rhipsalis), Tassel ferns, columnea, Medinilla, hoya, Lepismum, Donkey tails and night flowering cactus (Epiphyllums).
Kinspirit Iris and Daylily Farm, NSW (10)
Tall bearded iris, Louisiana iris, daylilies and succulents.
Macquarie Native Orchids, NSW (38)
Native epiphytic orchid species and hybrids.
Maple Springs Nursery, NSW (41)
Japanese maple specialist, bonsai.
Melanquin Gardens, NSW (44)
Shade-loving plants, fabulous foliages and stunning bromeliads.
Mistydowns, VIC (42)
Heritage and modern roses, tree and herbaceous peonies and unusual perennials. Perennial and rose specialist. He stocks a beautiful array of plants and is keen to offer practical gardening advice. He also has an extensive range of fabulous Peony Roses
Mountain Herbs, NSW (74 trackside)
Perennial kitchen and medicinal herbs, tea plants and edibles, grown in cool climate Katoomba.
NEW! PBM Nursery VIC (77) trackside
New to Collectors this year we welcome Phil for his first Collectors' fair. You’ll love his beautiful array of trees and shrubs, specialising in mature sizes.
Perennialle Nursery, NSW (No. 3)
Perenialle Plants is a mail-order nursery for tough plants. Living and gardening in Canowindra, Chris Cuddy grows frost and dry tolerant perennials. Most of the plants in his catalogue are from southern Africa, the Mediterranean and New Zealand. But he also looks for suitable tough plants from the Middle East, the Americas, and here at home.
Post Office Farm Nursery, VIC (22)
Peter breeds superior forms of Helleborus x hybridus as well as growing a comprehensive range of the less commonly available Helleborus species and hybrids, including doubles. Post Office Farm Nursery grows from the best imported seed from the UK, Germany and the US. Hellebores are easy to grow, they flower in winter when colour is most valuable, and boast a wonderful variety of flower colours and forms, as well as providing evergreen foliage in the garden.
Planters Patch (75) trackside
We are thrilled to welcome Planters Patch for their first Collectors Plant Fair and are excited to see the treasures they bring. As local growers of interesting perennials and proven winners, they grow a range of Agapanthus hybrids, Echineacea, Sedum and Dahlia. An eye-catching selection of ultimately collectible Japanese Painted Ferns (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pewter Lace’, ‘Ursula Red’ and Wildwood Twist’).
Q Nursery, NSW (45)
Interesting heirloom shrubs, old time favourites and perennials like unusual lilac, pomegranate and Weigelia.
Rainbow Ridge, NSW (24)
Stunning iris of all kinds. Bearded, Californian, Louisiana iris plus daylilies.
Ray Nesci Bonsai, NSW (35)
Bonsai and accessories.
Secret Garden and Nursery, NSW (60)
Edibles, hundreds of sun tolerant salvias and bee hotels. The Secret Garden & Nursery is a not-for-profit community garden and nursery set on five beautiful acres at the Western Sydney University campus in Richmond, NSW. Members of the community are welcome to use the gardens, enjoy the farmyard animals and purchase plants from the nursery
Seedscape Seeds (20)
Subspecies, NSW (52)
Boutique Nursery specialising in historic specimens from the Devonian period, look for unusual protea, banksia and hakea
NSW! Succulents Australia (81) trackside
The most beautiful array of sempervivums you’ve ever seen! plus some hard to find succulents for the avid collector.
Sun Valley Plants, VIC (40)
Kay and Rod Pitt sell grafted Australian plants including gums, grevillea, banksia, emu bush and woolly bush in 3" tubes. These include Adenanthos (woolly bush), Correa, Dampiera, Eremophila, Grevillea's and a selection of ground covers. Sunvalley Plants Nursery also have a range of grafted Grevillea's and tall standards and the new Acacia Dazzler on a tall graft.
Sustainable Natives, NSW (79)
Best range of bush tucker plants such as finger limes, mint, lemons, bush tomato and black apple.
Sydney Frangipani, NSW (68) trackside
Frangipani fanatic Stuart Reiss has propagated plenty of interesting Plumeria hybrids in beautiful colours and super rare multi-grafted rainbow trees.
Sydney Wildflower Nursery, NSW (87) trackside
Dave Rose’s nursery in Heathcote is a wonderland of native wildflowers and bush foods.
Tas Daffodils, TAS (39)
Daffodils, tulips, crocus, freesia, snowdrops and flakes, galanthus and fritallaria.
Tinonee Orchid Nursery, NSW (29)
Flowering orchids, new release orchids and orchid accessories.
Tropical Garden Society of Sydney, NSW. (69) trackside
A friendly and knowledgeable tropical plant loving group to encourage your love of tropical plants and gardens.
The Green Gallery (73) trackside
So much colour from one nursery! Amazing chrysanthemums, succulents, and potted colour.
Underplants, NSW (72) trackside
Collectible tillandsias and bromeliads.
Vanderbyl’s Vireya Nsy (70) trackside
An extensive range of Vireya colours
Vaughan’s Native Plants, VIC (71) trackside
Grafted flowering Australian plants for the native garden enthusiast and stunning cottage garden natives.
Verdigris Fern Nursery, NSW (43)
Exotic and rare ferns for all positions.
Wallis Creek Watergarden, NSW (17)
Need to select some new water plants for your pond or water garden? Stunning textured ponds, dancing light patterns, bird and fish life and a unique selection of lotus hybrids, hardy & tropical waterlilies, other water plants like the porcupine quill rush and green tree frogs. What a water wonderland. Water, bog and shade-loving plants, lotus, waterlilies, water chestnuts and gingers.
Weslor Flowers Plant Nursery, QLD (30)
150 climbers and more than 40 hoya, rare shrubs and trees.
White House Nursery, VIC (14)
Peter and Jess grow a fantastic range of unusual bulbs, plants and trees. Bulbs, shrubs, fruiting, scented, berries, perennials, specialising in autumn flowering nerines.
Yamina Rare Plants, VIC (19)
Peter Tease has a huge range of collectible exotic trees and shrubs including conifers, magnolias, maples and arums.
Yellow House Perennials, NSW (7)
Mim Burkett is the plant collector and propagator for Yellow House Heritage Perennials the mail order perennial specialist nursery that grew out of her Nowra garden. Provide old fashioned pinks, penstemons, geums, achillea, cranebills, buddleja, salvia, anthemis and a large array of unusual seed purchased in Italy and UK.
Sculpture, Books, Clubs & Sundries:
Australian Institute of Horticulture. (64 trackside)
Industry body for Horticulturists
Broadcroft Design, QLD (86) trackside
We welcome the creative partnership of Duncan and Natalia, the team at Broadcroft. Their sculptural Corten planter range is one of our fastest growing lines as it has the ability to be developed into sculptural pieces for landscapes, public art or corporate. 100% Australian made in their dynamic studio workshop on the Sunshine Coast.
Collectors Plant Fair Information Booth (No. 1)
Ask us where to find the plants you desire.
Cornersmith Picklery, NSW (85) trackside
Pickles, jams, passata, preserves and delicious things from garden to plate. Come to a class of workshop.
Cut Above Tools, NSW. (18)
Quality garden tools.
NEW! Dinner on the Table (82) trackside
Deliver delicious nutritious meals across Sydney. Dinner on the Table has a social enterprise upside where by ordering your dinner helps supply dinner to a Sydney family in need.
Florilegium Books, NSW (33)
The garden bookstore.
Garden Clinic, NSW. (88)
Join the Club! The plant doctors are here to help. Graham and Sandra set up the Club 38 years ago to provide help for gardeners when they needed it. Now through their radio show, magazine, website, social media, helpline they help more gardeners that ever before.
Garden Clubs of Australia. (49)
Join your local club today. Umbrella of 680 clubs around Australia.
Heaven in Earth, NSW. (21)
Quality garden items, tools and beautifully crafted pieces in glass, wood, slate and terracotta. Where beautiful is practical.
Keeper & Hive (80 trackside)
Future beekeepers and bee enthusiasts will get a buzz out of Keeper & Hive. First time fair exhibitors, they have a wide range of equipment, local bee products including honey, balms and waxes.
Metalscape, NSW. (59)
Metal art and garden signage for the discerning gardener.
NEW! Morris Outside (76) trackside
Helpful gloves and arm protectors to protect you during a day spent in the garden
Swagman Sprayer, NSW. (48)
Catch up with the Swagman! Battery operated robust garden sprayers for every garden. Makes spraying effortless, efficient and accurate – no more pumping.
The Old School Flower Show (88)
Help us 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 7 or 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.
TRADE the MARK, NSW (84) trackside
Brainchild of multi-disciplinary creative Christine Mclean who is committed to the hand craftsmanship, working with textiles and ceramics. Each piece is handmade and intricately painted in her Sydney studio. We love finding the perfect piece to display of potted living treasures.
Ross Garden Tours, NSW (66) trackside
Bespoke garden tours for plant-lovers, since 1983, handpicking their tour guides to include experts such as Graham Ross, Sandra Ross, Michael McCoy, Linda Ross, Robin Powell, Libby Cameron and Angus Stewart. Small groups and well thought out itineraries to beautiful places. Travel with friends.
Wired for Living, VIC (60)
Barry and Lee run this inspiring Bendigo made bespoke handmade garden sculpture business. New forms such as Fig are created by spun barbed wire
Food Trucks - Trackside
Vietnamese Street food