Plant Lovers Fair is returning to Kariong

Sinningia Cardinalis by George Kalmbacher, just one of the gorgeous species that will be at the Plant Lovers FairSinningia Cardinalis by George Kalmbacher, just one of the gorgeous species that will be at the Plant Lovers Fair

The annual Plant Lovers Fair is returning to Kariong Mountains High School for a weekend of garden goodness on Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23.

This year the Fair will be brimming with wonderful, hard to fi nd, rare and unusual plants not generally available in nurseries or garden centres. “Indeed, the Plant Lovers Fair is the place to go to give your garden the wow factor, or to fi nd that one plant to showcase in your garden, courtyard or on your balcony,” said Fair Committee member, Paul Urquhart. “Whether you are looking for fruit trees, succulents, perennials, natives, bamboos, camellias, roses, bulbs, herbs or deciduous trees, you will fi nd them and much more at the Fair,” he added.

The Plant Lovers Fair is a regular event catering for keen gardeners, novices and collectors alike. “Plant fairs are the big new trend for keen garden makers, and the Central Coast’s very own fair is the gardeners’ friend; it’s close, it’s convenient and it’s a fun day out. “No longer do you have to drive to the opposite side of the metropolitan area. “Kariong is close to Sydney and it’s right here on the Coast,” Urquhart added. Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, has again agreed to be the Fair’s ambassador. Georgiadis will be strolling around the fair, speaking with growers and punters alike.

“Come along and engage in conversation with this most endearing host. “From talks in the main marquee to walking and talking with both exhibitors and attendees, Georgiadis will excite with his enthusiasm for plants and gardens,” Urquhart said. The speakers program this year will feature expert growers, with all exhibitors at the fair, providing specifi c, detailed knowledge about the plants they grow and love. There will also be a dedicated program of workshops, where visitors will find out more about the unique plants on offer, and learn how to grow them and how to best use them in their local landscape. The Plant Lovers Fair will also offer a variety of international dishes and food vendors. The Kariong Scouts will also return to the 2018 Fair and help visitors escort their new purchases to their cars when required.

Source: Media release, Jul 10 Leonie Arnebark, Reality Marketing