Kick-start your garden for Spring. The day includes a range of talks, workshops, activities and tours - a combination of ticketed and free events across age groups throughout the day. There will also be a wide variety of plant stalls selling seeds, bulbs, native plants, potted perennials, succulents, garden tools and much more.
A kids’ zone will be set up on the Apricot Lawn with a range of activities including workshops, lawn games and picnic spots.
Entry to the Plant Fair is by gold-coin donation. Register to let us know you are coming and to receive updates before the Plant Fair. You don't need a ticket to come to the Plant Fair but there are some ticketed (free and paid) talks and workshops that require booking. Please see the list below.
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Spring? Join us for a workshop where you can learn how to make your own mini pocket flower press.
Take it with you and you'll be able to capture the beauty of nature on your family adventures and cherish those memories forever.
For Age 7+ - Apricot Lawn
If you enjoy nature play, then they will love our upcoming workshop! Imagine a beautiful nature masquerade ball where everyone wears their unique nature masks. These masks can be made using simple flowers and leaves, making it a fun and easy nature art project for kids. Join us for a fun-filled day at Lanyon Homestead.
For ages 5+ - Apricot Lawn
Take a walk around the gardens of Lanyon Homestead with the ACT Historic Places’ head gardener. Find out how the heritage gardens are managed and maintained and discover what is planned for the summer months.
Make a simple, pretty flower crown from natural materials while sitting on the picturesque verandah of the homestead, and then wear it while you enjoy the plant fair on a beautiful Spring day at Lanyon.
Free - drop in
Join Gerard Oldfield from Highland Dahlias to learn about tuber division and gain an understanding of which tubers are best for growing and which for green cuttings. Gerard will also discuss soil preparation, followed by a Q&A.
Did you know that Australia has its own spinach? (Sort of). Discover how to handle lovely lush Warrigal leaves, turning them into brilliant green pancakes and moreish omelettes. Fiona from Bent Shed Produce will add her own twist on these classic dishes, using her extensive range of Australian native flavours and mixes, including Lemonberry Sugar and the renowned Native Peppersalt.
First Nations people have utilised dillybags for thousands of years. To gather food resources, share materials and connect with one another. These string bags are still used to this day by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Come and connect with Wiradjuri Fibre Artist Jessika Spencer and learn the technique to craft your very own!
Join professional horticulturist and propagator Tracey Bool in a fun, fact-filled talk about plant propagation. Learn about seed sowing, stem propagation, and division and layering. Tracey will also share her best propagating tips, tricks and handy resources.