Flower Show

{The Old School Flower Show}

We are tickled pink to tell you all about our the inaugural flower show, designed to get you to bring in a piece of your garden to share. Great prizes to win!

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

Bring a flower to exhibit at the show (See No. 8 on the Map). Great prizes to win. Everyone welcome! 

We have memories of being mesmerised before tables laden with green bottles of home-grown flowers at country shows and we want to bring that magic back to Collectors’ Plant Fair this year. This was captured at the Glen Innis Show in this pic by Sophie Hansen from 'Local is Lovely'.

Please 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 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 our favourite rose, Elisabeth Swane, on Saturday afternoon. There are many wonderful prizes to win.

So, what do YOU need to do?
Pick a bloom from your garden, perhaps a rose, dahlia, lily, lycorus, early camellia or unusual leaf, seed pod or interesting foliage … Bring it to the Flower Show Room (No. 8 on the Map) at the Collectors Plant Fair, Saturday 8th April between 8am and 2pm. 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 Garden Releaf Australia​ and beyondblue​) and enjoy the fair. Flower entries will be judged at 2pm and the winners contacted by phone immediately.

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

What are you bringing?
First Prize: A private morning walk around Glenmore House, (Mickey Robertson)​, gardener extraordinaire. Learn about kitchen gardening. Morning tea is included plus a signed copy of her book ‘The House and Garden at Glenmore.’ 

Second Prize: Feed your garden for a year with Neutrog​ fertilisers, they have biological organic fertilizers for camellias, veggies, roses, natives, fruit trees and more. We'll create a pack that perfectly suits the plants in your garden. 

Highly Commended: 2 tickets to the Jacaranda Cruise on Sydney Harbour with Graham Ross thanks to Ross Garden Tours​. These hugely popular 3 hour cruises during November run with a commentary outlining a forgotten history of this incredibly beautiful harbour under a cloak of purple blossom. 

Highly Commended: a gorgeous Coolamon Carrier from Fairweather Design

Most unusual/collectible: Book voucher from Florilegium​, the best garden bookshop in the world. 

Every place winner gets a The Garden Clinic​ Platinum Membership for 1 year and gives access to daily garden hotline, 4 magazines and a free garden workshop with their famous tea & homebaked cakes. 

Plus more prizes as they come for certain categories.