Australian Cut flower and foliage farmers are taking the initiative and educating consumers about the benefits and beauty of locally grown product and ways they can ensure they can identify and buy it. The Australian Flower Finder website is a searchable database of Australian flower growers with each entry providing details of products and their availability. The site can be searched based on region, product type and flower type. The cut flower and foliage industry recently made a request for it’s products to be included in the recent mandatory Country of Origin Labeling system being implemented for the food industry. The industry had argued that consumers of flowers deserved the same right to know the origin of their products as they were the same consumers of other fresh produce like fruit and vegetables. The industry’s request was denied by the Federal Government so they have taken the initiative to begin informing consumers themselves. Australian flower farmer and member of the Flower Association Mr Jason Nealon of Tropical Blooms says that the site allows consumers to find Australian grown products and also find out a little bit about the process that goes into producing it. “Australian grown flowers are a top quality […]
The inaugural Australian Flower Festival is being held in Brisbane on Monday 18th September to coincide with Australian Flowers Week (16-24 September). The event is expected to attract 250+ professional florist attendees and we are also opening some areas (the floristry competition and demonstration areas) to the public as a promotional exercise for the industry. The event will not be a traditional conference but will have a fresh, new, young and fun ‘music festival’ format designed to attract and delight florists from around Australia. The event will run from 8:00am to 5:00pm with a schedule of speakers, demonstrations, trade displays and competitions during the day and finishing with a cocktail event at the After Party that evening (6:00-10:00pm). Southbank TAFE campus is providing the venue with indoor and outdoor spaces which can host different activities during the event making it ideal for this format. These areas will be referred to as ‘Stages’ and will include the Inspiration Stage; the Business Stage; the Tech Stage and the Competition Stage. The competitions will be running all day in a separate area of the festival and there will be trade display stands dotted indoors and outdoors throughout the event. There will be street […]
New website bringing consumers back home Australian Cut flower and foliage farmers are taking the initiative and educating consumers about the benefits and beauty of locally grown product and ways they can ensure they can identify and buy it. The Australian Flower Finder website (www.australianflowerfinder.com.au) is a searchable database of Australian flower growers with each entry providing details of products and their availability. The site can be searched based on region, product type and flower type. The cut flower and foliage industry recently made a request for it’s products to be included in the recent mandatory Country of Origin Labelling system being implemented for the food industry. The industry had argued that consumers of flowers deserved the same right to know the origin of their products as they were the same consumers of other fresh produce like fruit and vegetables. The industry’s request was denied by the Federal Government so they have taken the initiative to begin informing consumers themselves. Australian flower farmer and President of the Flower Association Mr Lodi Pameijer says that the site allows consumers to find Australian grown products and also find out a little bit about the process that goes into producing it. “Australian grown […]
Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Spring Show (NSW) – Sept 22 & 23, 2016 9:00am – 4:00pm Thursday & Friday Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, Zingel Place, Bega
Internationally awarded Tulip Time has been running annually for 56 years. Celebrated as one of Australia’s oldest and leading floral festivals; it spans across 2 weeks with something for everyone no matter if you’re 7 or 70, there’s always plenty of fun to be had by everyone. You’ll be able to enjoy the stunning tulips, stalls, music & entertainment, Street Parade, children’s activities and much much more! Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral
The Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2016 dates are September 8th to October 4th. There is plenty of fun in store at the 63rd Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Visitors will be amazed by the beauty of almost a million Tulips across 25 acres of farmland, all set in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges of Victoria. Since 1954, the festival has striven to create a bigger and better festival each year, so everyone can enjoy their wonderful Tulips. In 2016 they have planted over 100 000 more Tulips than ever before, including over 120 varieties. Visit their website for full program details.
Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show, Western Australia – 10th – 23rd September 2017 Open 7 days 9am – 4pm Come and share the Spring beauty of the Ravensthorpe Range, the magnificent Hopetoun Coast and the Fitzgerald River and Frank Hann National Parks. Over the last 30 years the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show has developed into one of the best shows in Western Australia. Possibly the largest number in the world of different species of named wildflowers are displayed, collected from one of the world’s richest biodiversity areas. The Ravensthorpe Herbarium, situated next door to the Wildflower Show, holds many hundred botanical specimens collected from within the Ravensthorpe Shire. Experts on the local flowers are on hand each day for identification queries. Devonshire Teas and warming soup are available each day, provided by local fund raising organisations. The comfortable surroundings of the 106 year old Ravensthorpe Community Centre will make a refreshing ‘tea break’ for the weary traveller. Admission $5.00 adults, Children free Venue: Ravensthorpe Town Hall, Ravensthorpe ~ Wheelchair access available Details of other events HERE
Each year in Spring the Chittering Valley comes alive with wildflowers. The town of Bindoon celebrates the season with its annual Wildflower Festival. The town of Bindoon also has its gardens out in colour and the Bindoon Tale Trail for those wishing to take a stroll through the history of Bindoon and Chittering. Most Festival activities are within walking distance of the Hall, apart from the Quilts in Spring and Bindoon Museum which are both located in the historical Brockman Centre, 6 kilometres South of the town. Featuring: • Market Stalls • Art & Photography Exhibition & Sales • Quilts in Spring @ Bindoon Arts & Crafts • Bindoon Heritage Museum • Historical Vehicle Day • Bindoon Op Shop • Plantation Wildflowers • Woodturner – Tony Collins Plenty of food options are available and we recommended that you look at the map within the programme to note parking areas before you arrive. www.chittering.travel
Waubra Horticultural Society is re-vamping its spring show to broaden its appeal and the diversity of entries it receives, particularly in a regional and statewide context. The show, to be held over the weekend of the 17-18th September will feature a focus on daffodils and floral art, with significant prize money for these sections. Society President Tony McDonald said, “this years show provides the opportunity to both focus on these two themes as well as to attract a much broader and bigger class of entry to the show.” “We hope to make the show a major feature of the calender for all the garden lovers from Bendigo, Ballarat, through to Colac as well as from Melbourne to Horsham”, Mr McDonald said. Both individual and team entries are welcome and there is a special emphasis in the event for young up and coming apprentices in the floral art space. “POWER BY NATURE” 17-18 September 2016 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-3pm Sunday Open to: All horticultural societies, garden clubs and floral art groups; Individual members of floral art groups/societies and home gardeners; Florist apprentices (year 1-3 students) Total Prize Money $3000 The schedule is available at www.waubra.org.au or on Facebook (Waubra & District Horticultural Society www.facebook.com/events/133282513757925).
Delight your senses on an enchanting journey through 125,000 tulips and thousands of other vibrant Spring blooms at Araluen Botanic Park. 2016 features a magical journey through the Park highlighting the stunning bursts of colour from the 125,000 Tulips throughout the Park. While exploring the winding pathways prepare to be delighted by our internationally recognised Camellias adding to the massed plantings of colour. Our Magnolias will also be in full bloom with gorgeous colours and scents luring you through the Park.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is excited to present the 2017 Kings Park Festival which is celebrating ‘Where the Wildflowers Are!’ Western Australian wildflowers will form the stunning backdrop to a month long extravaganza of walks and talks, outdoor exhibitions, art installations and fun for all the family. There’s no doubt Kings Park will be where the wildflowers are this September, with the largest presentation of WA’s blooming beauties from all across the state. Kings Park will transform into a rainbow of colour and movement and we want you to join us in the celebration. The 2017 Kings Park Festival is proudly presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park with the generous support of Lotterywest. Ephemeral Art Installation This year’s Festival will also focus on the relationships between plants and animals with an interesting and educational outdoor exhibition, ‘Wildflowers and Superpowers‘, which will lead visitors to a stunning ephemeral art-piece in the heart of the WA Botanic Garden. Other Festival Highlights Free and fascinating guided walks and talks led by Kings Park and Bold Park staff and volunteers will explore Kings Park, Bold Park and WA flora. Perth’s best native plant sale, thanks to the Friends of Kings Park. Djilba Big Day Out for school […]