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Horticultural & Gardening Festival

Horticultural & Gardening Festival 2015

Melbourne's only big spring gardening show

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Event space: 07 Grand Pavilion, Town Square
Event type: Public Shows
Date: Friday 9 October 2015 - Sunday 11 October 2015
Opening Hours: Friday 9th October - 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10th October - 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11th October - 10am - 4pm

Come and be part of THE big spring event in Melbourne. Meet gardening legend, ABC Organic Gardener Peter Cundall who’ll open the festival, give a gardening demo and meet ‘n greet…

If you’re a foodie, you’ll love watching MasterChef winner, Emma Dean, on stage cooking and talking about plant and food foraging. Learn too from Outback Chef, Mark Olive (SBS) about bush tucker foods, and ‘From Paddock to Plate’ local food producers.

For kids, what could be better than getting your hands dirty with DirtGirl! At the dirtgirlworld Activity Centre, why not learn how pot a plant - and get to take it home.

Other gardening celebrities such as Angus Stewart and Costa will be around to answer gardening questions. There’s an array of stage talks and presentations from leading horticulturalists and those who just know their stuff.

There’ll be plenty of spring plants to buy from nurseries and rare plant specialists, plus gardening tools and products. Even a couple of plant crèches so you can keep wandering while your new plants are cared for. If you’ve got landscaping queries or problems, get a free consultation and find solutions.

Learn about botanical illustration; buy floral crafts and much, much more! A show for all the family.

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ATM Availability

Limited ATM facilities will be available onsite at the event. It is recommended that you visit an ATM prior to your arrival.

Getting here

Transport & Car Parking

Car & Parking

Onsite parking is available for $10 per day. Entry is via Gate 7 on Leonards Crescent.

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Arriving by Bus

Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Langs Road and Epsom Road.

Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads.

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Arriving by Tram

Tram No. 57 (Elizabeth Street City, to West Maribyrnong) stops at Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre (stop 32) on Epsom Road, a short 3 minute walk from Gate 1 of Melbourne Showgrounds.

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Arriving by Train

Trains will not be running directly to Melbourne Showgrounds station for this event.

Take the Craigieburn line to Newmarket Station, then catch Tram No. 57 away from the city to Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre (stop 32) on Epsom Road. 

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