In past years the local garden clubs have held a plant sale but this year, for the first time, it was moved to the local race track and promoted as a gardening event, with sponsors and commercial stall holders and guest speakers. They even had a website.
We decided to go early and maybe pick up a few plants, or at least see what it was like.
It was all about the plants. There were some stalls selling local craft and food and drink stands but mainly plants. We were in gardening heaven.
My favourite magazine Subtropical Gardening were one of the main sponsors/promoters and had a stand. The editor of the magazine lives not far from us (in the same suburb) and is a horticulturalist, as are all of the magazines contributors. If you like tropical or sub-tropical plants check out their website. They even have pdf versions of the magazine.
We ran into gardening friends laden up with plants and compared notes on where the best bargains could be found.
Sorry about the quality of the photos. I was so focussed on all the wonderful plants that I only remembered the camera after I had arms full of plants.
I'm hoping it becomes an annual event and by the the crowd that was there I'm guessing it will.
and what do you do after such an event?