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Awarding Winning Fair

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

Green Space Events & Engagement Award”

On November 20th, 2021 the phone rang! Collector's Plant Fair had won the Green Space Events & Engagement Award”, awarded by Australia's peak horticultural body, The Australian Institute of Horticulture.

The Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH) is proud to recognise and honour the commitment, professionalism and excellence of those who have made a significant contribution to the horticultural industry!

On giving out the award, President Michael Casey said, "Collectors' Plant Fair is one of the best events on the horticultural calendar, attracting thousands of plant loving growers and gardeners from across the country. We are thrilled to see the responsibility for its future on to two plant lovers - Linda Ross and Dan Wheatley - who are deeply determined to uphold the integrity, passion and generous spirit of the Fair, and enable it to continue as Australia’s treasured garden event."

Collectors' Plant Fair would like to sincerely thank Co-Founders Peta and Peter Trahar and Beth Stokes for their hardwork establishing the plant fair.

Daniel Wheatley, Linda Ross and Jada Bennett have been at the helm of the 'Clarendon' fair since 2015. They are lucky to have an awesome team, some of who are pictured below: Gabe Hair, Corina, Jodie, David Ting, Rosie Scott, Marnie Bruce, Amelie, Nick Wheatley, and Joram Nathan. Of course it wouldn't be a plant fair without plants and plant lovers: so a huge thanks go to the awesome growers who propagate a wonderful array of plant material, and to the community of plant lovers who love what they do.

We'd also like to thank the crew of the Hawkesbury Race Club and particularly Ricky who's been there since the beginning!! We would like to sincerely thank Graham Ross on Radio 2GB and Robin Powell at the Sydney Morning Herald for their ongoing support.

We are looking forward to doing it all again April 9-10 2022.

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