The inaugural Australian Garden Show Sydney, spanning over seven acres, will be in Centennial Park from Thursday 5 September to Sunday 8 September.  With its world class garden displays, vibrant floral pavilion, bars, fine cuisine and stunning visual installations which will come alive at night, this is definitely not to be missed.

The event is an experience unlike any other garden show.   “There is absolutely nothing like this available in Australia.  It’s not just all about gardens, anyone with an interest in design, architecture, sustainability, organic food and cooking will take something valuable away from this event” said Event Director, Anthony Bastic.

A sweeping tree lined avenue will connect 16 stunning display gardens, including the centrepiece garden September Sky created by recent Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Tom Harfleet and partner Andrew Fisher Tomlin.

Gardens will also be created by event curator Myles Baldwin, Brendan Moar from The LifeStyle Channel’s Dry Spell Gardening and Charlie Albone from The LifeStyle Channel’s Selling Houses Australia.

To commemorate Gallipoli’s centenary in 2015, award winning landscape designer Jim Fogarty will design The Last to Leave, a Gallipoli inspired garden.

Wander through lavish tomato archways and learn how to utilise even the smallest spaces with a pop-up edible garden.

fp2q39rJ4nwVxAWdky9OgPQ-KlTQA1MCxBfXEICjhncVisitors will discover a new gardening experience at Indira Naidoo’s 1000 square metre Kitchen Garden by building their own strawberry wall or watering plants with pedal powered sprinklers.

By night, the gardens will take on a whole new form as light installations illuminate the displays and majestic lighting floods the grounds with beautiful effects.

Celebrity chef Kylie Kwong and entomologist Skye Blackburn will create a selection of recipes featuring locally bred edible insects, including crickets and dehydrated earthworms, in their talk as part of the Seeds of Wisdom Lecture Series.  If insects aren’t your idea of fine dining, catch talks from international vertical garden guru Patrick Blanc, Aussie garden legends Angus Stewart and Graham Ross plus Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans.

Offering much more than just flowers, attendees can enjoy a drink at one of the many cafes and bars, grab a bite to eat at the Harvest Restaurant, browse through the Florilegium bookshop and get books signed by their favourite horticultural personalities.

There will be over 100 exhibitors ranging from nursery and garden associations to a large variety of gardening produce and information stalls.  There will also be a fun interactive kids section operated by Twigz to keep the little ones entertained.

Gardeners can access expert advice at the Ross Garden Clinic operating on site from 10.30am – 4pm daily.

The Australian Garden Show Sydney is exclusive to New South Wales and will attract garden enthusiasts and horticulturists from around the world.

For more show information including public transport visit: www.australiangardenshowsydney.com.au

Sandra Tiltman 


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