People & Places
FEBRUARY 23, 2014, HILLS DISTRICT ORCHIDS AUTUMN OPEN DAY The next Hills District Orchids Open Day will be held this Sunday 23rd February, 9am-4pm. Rare and unusual plants and orchid species, orchid bark, cymbidium mix, wire hangers, pots, treefern, cork. The Open Day is held at Hills District Orchids, 183 Windsor Rd, Northmead - please park in Mary Street or Windermere Avenue. Hills District Orchids Open Days are held seasonally, Winter will be 27th July, Spring is 28th September and Summer will be held on 7th December. For further information, 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
FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 16, 2014, 'TRANSPIRATIONS' EXHIBITION AT BUDA HISTORIC HOME AND GARDEN CASTLEMAINE, 'Transpirations' is the work of esteemed Australian textile artist Lesley Uren. The exhibition runs from 16th February to 16th March Wednesday to Saturday 12pm-5pm, Sundays and Public Holidays 10am-5pm. This is a lead up exhibition to the Buda Contemporary Textile Award and Exhibition June 1-15, 2014. The event is held at Buda Historic Home and Garden, 42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine. For further information, www.budacastlemaine.org
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.
MARCH 15, 2014, CHILDERS AUTUMN CHARITY SHOW The Childers Autumn Charity Show run by the Childers and Isis District Orchid Society Inc. is on at the Isis Cultural Centre, Churchill St, Childers, on Saturday 15th March from 8.30am-2.00pm. The RACQ Care Flight Helicopter will benefit from funds raised at the show. Please come along and show your support, admission is only $2. Orchids, ferns and tropical plants will be on display with raffles, refreshments and locally grown plants for sale. For further information, please call Gloria Haaksma on 4126 6286.
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