People & Places
DECEMBER 1, 2013, HILLS DISTRICT ORCHIDS SUMMER OPEN DAY The next Hills District Orchids Open Day will be held this Sunday 1st December, 9am - 4pm at 183 Windsor Rd, Northmead 2152 (next to The Home Team). Rare and unusual plants and orchid species. Also attending on the day, Ray Clement from Tinonee Orchid Nursery, Mike Harrison from Macquarie Native Orchids and Hans Schaible from Dark Star Orchids. For further information visit www.hillsdistrictorchids.com
APRIL 12, 13, 2014, COLLECTORS' PLANT FAIR The 9th Collectors' Plant Fair will be held on the 12 and 13 April 2014 - 8am-4pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday at Hawkesbury Race Club, Clarendon. On offer will be a huge and diverse range of plants that are not easily available from regular retail outlets - plants to suit all gardens and all discerning gardeners. An inspiring speaker program features local and international speakers. Refreshments available. For further information, entry costs and to book speaker sessions (space is limited so bookings are essential), visit www.collectorsplantfair.com
MARCH 16, 2014, CRUDEN FARM OPEN DAY On Sunday 16th March 2014, the magnificent gardens of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's Cruden Farm will be open to the public to raise funds for not-for-profit medical research organisation Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Cruden Farm is one of Australia's finest examples of landscape gardening, designed by influential Australian landscape designer Edna Walling. The property includes historic buildings, a lake and working farm. Cruden Farm (enter from Cranhaven Rd, Langwarrin). Melway Ref: 103 G5. Garden will be open 10am-3pm. Entry cost: Adults $25, children free, groups of 10 or more - $20 per person, parking is free.
JANUARY 11-12, 2014, LILIUM AND BULB SOCIETY OF SA ANNUAL SHOW The Lilium and Bulb Society of SA is having its annual show on Saturday January 11th from 12pm until 5pm and on Sunday 12th from 10am to 4.30pm. The institute will have a flower show that takes up most of the main floor and the stage will be decorated by an Ikabana group from Adelaide. There will be potted liliums for sale plus a variety of dormant and potted bulbs. It is at the Hahndorf Institute, Main Road, Hahndorf. Admission is free. Wheelchair and pram access on request.
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