The Plant Lovers Fair

22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018 All day

The annual Plant Lovers Fair is returning to Kariong on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September.

This year the Fair will be brimming with wonderful hard to find, rare and unusual plants not generally available in nurseries or garden centres. Indeed, the Plant Lovers Fair is the place to go to give your garden the WOW! factor or to find that one plant to showcase in your garden or courtyard or on your balcony. With over 40 exhibitors you are sure to find something to bring joy and add beauty to your garden.

Whether you are looking for fruit trees, succulents, perennials, natives, bamboos, camellias, roses, bulbs, herbs or deciduous trees and much more, you will find them here.

The Plant Lovers Fair is a regular event catering for keen gardeners, novices and collectors alike and it’s the only place on the Central Coast where you can find such a vast array of unusual and rare plants.

Plant fairs are the big new trend for keen garden makers and the Central Coast’s very own fair is the gardeners’ friend – it’s close, it’s convenient and it’s a fun day out. No longer do you have to drive to the opposite side of the metropolitan area. Kariong is close to Sydney and it’s right here on the coast.

Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, has again agreed to be our ambassador. Costa will be strolling around the fair speaking with growers and punters alike.  Come along and engage in conversation with this most endearing host. If it’s useful information you want, Costa’s your man. From talks in the main marquee to walking and talking with both exhibitors and attendees, Costa will excite us with his enthusiasm for plants and gardens. Bring the kids and grandkids!!

Bookings to the fair are now open online. So, click onto and avoid the queues.

Opening Times: Saturday 8am to 4pm
Sunday 9am to 3pm

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