Collectors’ Plant Fair launched in 2005 and has grown to be the largest rare plant fair in Australia. In our 13th year we are thrilled to announce 88 specialist plant growers and garden related stallholders over one weekend in autumn, within the historic grounds of the Hawkesbury Race Club. It’s exciting! Seeing long lost plants, meeting the growers, sipping good coffee and getting out, connecting with our love of plants.
The fair quickly outgrew its first home in the grounds of founder Peta Trehar’s property in Bilpin. For the past five years the event has been held at the Hawkesbury Race Club in Clarendon, allowing more specialist nurseries to showcase their plants, and more gardeners to find them.
In 2016 CPF said a fond farewell to its founders Peta and Peter Trahar, and Beth Stokes. After a decade of sterling effort in building the Fair, the trio has passed the responsibility for its future on to two plant lovers determined to uphold the integrity, passion and generous spirit of the Fair, and enable it to continue as Australia’s treasured garden event.
Linda Ross and Daniel Wheatley have taken the tiller to steer the plant fair into the future. They have an unflagging enthusiasm for plant growers, communication, gardeners and gardening in general. This will be their third year.
Take a treasure home! Talk to the experts. Grow a garden. Be inspired.
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 is these treasures that are celebrated at the Collectors’ Plant Fair.
Collectors' are invited to keep in touch with us by joining our email list, or by our facebook (@collectorsplantfair) or Instagram pages (@collectorsplantfair).
Happy plant hunting!
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