Spring into Gardening (October)

Thanks for a great festival. See you next year.  


Festival Program 

The 2019 program was brimming with inspiration and ideas to get you in the garden this spring.  




Costa Georgiadis 

Most Popular Presenter Logie winner Costa Georgiadis from ABC’s Gardening Australia and enthusiastic garden expert returns to host the festival and said he couldn’t wait to spend more time in the garden this spring. “I love Spring into Gardening because it’s the perfect opportunity to get motivated to be in the garden in the season ahead. You can get your gardening questions answered and meet local specialists with loads of ideas and information,” said Costa. 


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MasterChef series 7 finalist Sara Oteri, will present ‘Changing the world from your kitchen: steps to reduce food waste and save money’. Passionate about reducing food waste, Sara will go through some tips that help decrease food waste in the kitchen.  



Penny Woodward

Organic Gardener contributor and established author Penny Woodward will share her knowledge on ‘Growing heirloom tomatoes’, on the main stage and ‘Harvesting and curing garlic’ in a stall-based presentation.  



Jim Fogarty 

Jim Fogarty is passionate that with a changing climate, Australian gardeners need to embrace our own unique flora and geography in modern garden design. Using several projects as a key focus, Jim will explain how he found inspiration to design contemporary Australian gardens that will help you re-imagine the potential in your own backyard in his presentation ‘Australian Plants in Contemporary Design,’ on the main stage.


Bring your bike and containers 

This year there will be free bike checks available and BYO bottle to fill up your own container at the Roving Refills truck with laundry liquid, cleaning products, shampoo and more.  The first 50 customers will receive 1 free refill of their choice of product valued at $10.00/L or less.

Stall Demonstrations


There will be an abundance of stall demonstrations to spark inspiration including:

  • Backyard beekeeping with Backyard Honey
  • Worm farming with the Wormlovers
  • Making bees wax wraps with The Grove 3429
  • Living with less plastic with Zero Waste Victoria 


Children’s Activities


The budding gardeners are not left out with plenty of fun activities for kids such as:

  • Toys, puzzles and games with Stonnington Toy Library
  • Flower crown-making with The Sage Garden
  • Native bee hotel workshop with Emma Grace Sustainable Crafts
  • The ever popular Bike n’ Blend, where you mix your own smoothie via bike power.


Very special thank you to our sponsors

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