Flower Show

The 'Old-School Flower Show' is on again in 2018

The Old-School Flower Show is quite simply designed to get you to bring in a piece of your garden to share with other gardeners. Its reminiscent of an old fashioned country fair show with plenty of inspiring garden related prizes to win! 

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 and 8 (entries cloose at 1pm Sunday). Take this opportunity to show off your talents.

Photo: The flower show at the Glen Innis show. Sophie Hansen.

So, what do you need to do?

Pick a single bloom from your garden - perhaps a rose, tropical bloom, dahlia, lily, lycorus, early camellia or unusual leaf, seed pod or interesting foliage. Bring it to the Flower Show Room (No 90 on Map) at the Collectors' Plant Fair, between 8am Saturday 7th April to 1pm Sunday 8th April. There you can write your name, mobile phone number and the name of your flower on one of our stickers. Pay your gold coin donation (proceeds go to charity) and enjoy the fair. Flower entries will be judged at 2pm by Elisabeth Swane and the winners contacted immediately. 

The Flower Show Room will be open all weekend for serious sticky-beaking!

What will you bring?



First Prize: A private morning walk around Glenmore House for two with Mickey Robertson, gardener extraordinaire. Chat about her practice of kitchen gardening. Morning tea for two is included plus a signed copy of her book, “The House and Garden at Glenmore”.
Second Prize: 2 Tickets to the Jacaranda Cruise on Sydney Harbour with Graham Ross. Kindly sponsored by Ross Garden Tours.
Highly Commended: $50.00 plant voucher with Country Farm Perennials – to be redeemed on the day.
Best bulb: $100 voucher from Tim Drewitt at Red Earth Bulbs / Drewitt’s Bulbs - to be redeemed on the day
Most Unusual: $50.00 Book Voucher from our friends at Florilegium – to be redeemed on the day.
Most unusual leaf: ‘Leaf Supply’ by Sophia Kaplan and Lauren Camilleri about growing indoor plants.
Best Australian Native: $50.00 Plant Voucher from Sydney Wildflower Nursery – to be redeemed on the day.
Best Children’s Flower: $50.00 Plant Voucher from Coachwood Plants – to be redeemed on the day.
All prize winners will also receive an one year Gold Membership donated by The Garden Clinic.