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Wildflower Festival: Uplift your mind and body

Posted in Events by John Myers on September 19th, 2011

9 October , 2011

Photo courtesy of Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Spring clean your mind and body at the Wildflower Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne on Sunday 9 October.

This year’s annual Wildflower Festival will make the most of getting people outdoors and into the Australian Garden for many different activities designed to lighten the body and soul.  From yoga among the wildflowers through to bushwalks, photography and botanical art, there is something for everyone to get involved in and enjoy.

Best of all is the chance to enjoy the eruption of colour of wildflowers throughout the bushland and in the Australian Garden, inspiration for the recent gold medal award-winning Australian Garden Show Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  Winning gold at Chelsea is seen as the pinnacle of excellence for landscape design and horticultural display. Over 150,000 people saw the show garden in London this year.

Among the spring wildflower display are the Circus Triggerplant (Stylidium bulbiferum), a dazzling plant from Western Australia that is covered with a layer of many small pink flowers; as well as a spectacular flowering lily with no common name (Thelionema grande) which in spring produces gorgeous deep blue star-like flowers, which open over a number of weeks.

Wildflower Festival highlights:

  • Wildflower photography
  • Yoga among the wildflowers
  • Fabulously addicted to massage
  • Wonderful wildflower walk
  • Botanical Illustrators
  • Continuous Colour Native Garden
  • Blakes Feast
Sunday October 9

Entry fees no longer apply for the Australian Garden.

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Corner of Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive
off South Gippsland Highway
Melway Map 133, K10

Bookings are required on 03 5990 2245.

Photo courtesy of Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Burnley Open Day: July 17

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 22nd, 2011

17 July , 2011
10:00 amto3:00 pm

Australia’s best horticulture and environmental management courses – at your fingertips. At this year’s Burnley Open Day you’ll learn all you need to know about sustainable gardening and horticultural practice at Melbourne’s famous heritage-listed Burnley Gardens. Delivered in partnership by the University of Melbourne’s School of Land and Environment and Friends of Burnley Gardens, you’ll learn about our courses in horticulture and environmental management, listen to free lectures by horticultural experts, and attend specialist workshops, forums and seminars on leading sustainable gardening practice, including pruning, watering and fertilizers, and setting up a veggie plot. There’s even a range of activities for the kids.

More than just an Open Day. An experience for the whole family.

Program available soon! Complete the enquiry form to register your interest.

Sunday 17 July 2011, 10am-3pm