Saturday 16th of February 9am-4pm
The Meeniyan Garlic Festival
Gippsland, Victoria. Garlic Heaven in the Garlic Drive including garlic from all over Victoria and garlic beer and garlic ice-cream. The Garlic Institute with well-known garlic experts talking about garlic, including Organic Gardener's own Penny Woodward. Fun for the kids with vegie sculpture competions, billy cart trials, sack races, vintage cars and tractors. Live cooking shows, musicians, regional wine and food. For more info go here
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of February
The Sydney Tomato Festival
In the Royal Botanic Gardens SydneyNow is the time to start preparing your entry for the competitions whether it be passata or chilli sauce, chutney or best homegrown tomato, the field is wide open so get ready and don’t miss out.
Heirloom Tomato Taste Test, Longest Tomato Lunch, mandala, Cooking & Learning Hub, children’s activities, live music and DJ will all be back to transform the foreshore lawns of the Garden into a fun and delicious harbourside food festival. The Cooking & Learning Hub will be full of interesting gardening talks and cooking demonstrations with tasty bush food, easy seasonal recipes, hot tips on growing and more. For more information go here here
Saturday 23rd February 10.30-4.30
The Koonya Garlic Festival
On the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania is Australia's oldest garlic festival. With a garlic competition, talks, masterclasses, gourmet food, craft gin, beer and beverages, music and children's activities there is much to learn and plenty to do. For more info go here
Saturday 2nd 9am- 4pm, and Sunday 3rd of March, 9am-3pm
National Palm and Cycad Show
Brisabane Botantic Gardens Auditorium, Mount Coot-ha. Cost is $3 per adult, $2 concession. Free parking. This show features an impressive display of a wide range of native and exotic palms and cycads. You can ask the experts, but there are also books, posters, magazines and memberships.Discover 40 or more varieties that can be grown in SE Qld, and consider different varieties of cycads with interesting fronds and cones. For more information go here
Sunday 26th May 9am to 3pm
Herb Awareness Fair
Queensland Herb Society, Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonal Road, Windsor. Free entry.
Sales of medicinal and culinary herb plants, stalls with herbal products: preserves, coffee, teas, spices, skincare, bush foods and more. Herb inspired food and berages to eat at Cafe Sage. Tussie mussies. Demonstrations and speaker, talks and workshops, all free. For more information go here.