About Keran BarrettEditor, The Gardening Magazine Queensland Garden Expo is a three day celebration of gardening. The event attracts over 35000 green thumbs and novice gardeners from across Queensland and interstate. Held at Nambour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, it is ideally situated to showcase all the best of subtropical gardening. An extensive Lecture and Demonstration Program, Landscape Display Gardens, over 360 exhibits including 55 nurseries, a Giant Kitchen Garden
About Keran BarrettEditor, The Gardening Magazine Collectors’ Plant Fair 2015 review Racecourse Road, Clarendon NSW It’s hard to believe another year has come around and this event is on again – only this time bigger and better! With new specialist plant sellers and garden art creators adding to the established core of nurseries, this weekend fair provides avid gardeners with a one-stop shop for all things rare and beautiful.
About Keran BarrettEditor, The Gardening Magazine ‘Quietude’ designed by Cycas Landscape Design & Lisa Ellis Gardens MIFGS 2015 ‘Quietude’ Garden – Best in Show and Gold Medal
About Keran BarrettEditor, The Gardening Magazine 2015 MIFGS Garden Design Awards ‘Quietude’ designed by Cycas Landscape Design & Lisa Ellis Gardens ‘Quietude’ is a quiet celebration of outdoor life and horticulture. Quietude is an old word meaning a state of stillness, calmness and quiet in a person or a place. Read more here… ‘Resonate’ by Local Nurseries Designer: Vivid Design Construction: Semken Landscaping ‘Quietude’ designed by Cycas
About Keran BarrettEditor, The Gardening Magazine The future of Lanyon Plant Fair With the sad and unfortunate demise of the Open Gardens Australia program, there is good news for one special event put on by a group of volunteers each year. Held again in March 2015 in the grounds of this old homestead, the Lanyon Plant Fair saw visitors numbers down from last year – perhaps because the public thought
I love that plant lovers are flocking to events like the Plant Lovers Fair at Kariong – and other events.
I know this will offend some, but I am not a fan of the ‘Victorian girl holding skirt’, or 1619 ‘boy peeing’ – just look what’s on offer now by talented sculptors.
Congratulations to the Laurent-Perrier Garden, Best Show Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014.
About Keran BarrettEditor, The Gardening Magazine Royal Easter Show 2014 Food Farm The Food Farm will return to the Show bigger and better this year to educate showgoers about where their food comes from. Children can take part in hands-on educational activities such as pastry rolling, grain-milling, food sorting, egg collecting and digging for root-vegetables to learn about agriculture and farmers. Emily Colless, author of the popular children’s farming
About Keran BarrettEditor, The Gardening Magazine Specialist plant sellers If it’s plants you’re after, there are many small plant businesses that exhibit at events like Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, with the experts (ie the nursery owners) on hand to guide and advise. Exhibitors such as Country Farm Perennials, make plant selection easy with their signage such as ‘Treasures for Shade’ and well labelled plants; MIFGS is the only