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Growing Friends Nursery Spring Fair
14 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 15 October 2017 @ 4:00 pm
This year’s Growing Friends Nursery Spring Fair will have masses of healthy plants for sale, including Heliotropes, Bromeliads, Begonias, Hedychiums, Salvias, unusual natives from Growing Friends at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and cool-climate specialties from the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah group.
Highlights include rare Geebungs, Persoonia pinifolia and P. levis from Mount Annan, Duvernoia adhatodoides from Sydney, and Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii from Mount Tomah. Indoor plants, from The Calyx exhibition, include Philodendron, Dieffenbachia seguine ’Tropic Marianne‘ and Anthurium andraeanum.
When: 14-15 October AND 21-22 October, 10am to 4pm.
Location: Growing Friends Nursery at the Sydney Botanic Gardens.
Located adjacent to Mrs Macquaries Road, just north of the Foundation & Friends’ cottage. Entry from within the Garden is past the Maiden Theatre behind the Succulent Garden.
Price: Plants from $5.
Contact: 02 9231 8182
Flash your members card at the Growing Friends Spring Fair, on both weekends during Artisans in the Gardens, to receive fabulous discounts on a great range of plants. The Fair highlights include:
Wollemi Pine — Growing Friends will be selling 20 large plants grown at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan (featuring metal tags with details such as the trees from which they originated);
Pine-leaved Geebung — difficult to propagate and therefore quite uncommon, this beautiful NSW native shrub has soft pine-like foliage and yellow flowers;
Blue Mountains Pine — this critically-endangered species is thought to be 200 million years old (and is highly sought-after as a bonsai subject); and
Chrysophyllum imperiale — this rare and majestic species originates from the rainforests of Brazil.
If you can’t attend the Fair in the Royal Botanic Garden, your membership card will give you a 20% discount on plant sales at the Growing Friends Nursery (Mon-Sat) and the Visitor Centres in the Australian Botanic Garden and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.