Collectors Plant Fair = Yeah!

Words by
Georgina Reid
Images by
Georgina Reid
| April 3, 2016

Plants. We love plants. The weirder and more obscure, the better. Of course, here at The Planthunter we go gaga over the Collectors Plant Fair, which is happening this coming weekend in Sydney. We’re going and you should too.

Here’s why: The Collectors Plant fair is a celebration of the great plants that never quite make it to commercial nurseries and big garden centres. They may be hard to propagate, slow to grow, or otherwise unsuitable for large scale horticultural production … They’re the interesting and incredibly beautiful weirdos of the plant world.

For just one weekend a year you can indulge your love of all the beautiful/weird plants at one of Australia’s largest rare plant fairs.

It’s a dangerous place if you have a penchant for buying plants just because you’ve never seen them before and its very exciting and you’re sure they’ll fit in your teeny tiny inner city courtyard somehow … Sound familiar?

There’ll be over 70 specialist nurseries at the event. A huge range of plants will be sold – everything from  bromeliads to begonias, cool climate perennials to cactus, irises to orchids, and much more.

There’s also a speakers program including floral sculptor Tracey Deep, Wendy Whiteley, Myles Baldwin and Jane Irwin, and more. Check out the full line-up and speaker schedule here.

Collectors Plant Fair info:

Saturday 9 April: 8am to 4pm
Tickets: $12 prepaid ($14 at the gate)

Sunday 10 April: 9am to 4pm
Tickets: $10 prepaid ($12 at the gate)

Location: Hawkesbury Race Club, 1 Racecourse Road, Clarendon NSW

Buy tickets here.

We look forward to seeing you there!