A Garden & Sustainability Festival
Botanica brings together all the garden inspiration you need to celebrate Australia’s natural wonders.
Plant some fresh ideas in a day of workshops, market stalls, curated experiences and exclusive talks throughout the heritage grounds of Rippon Lea. There’ll be a special talk by Clive Blazey on heirloom seeds, an awe-inspiring exhibition from the Ikebana International Society, an immersive soundscape tour through the iconic fernery, plant and book sales, and a selection of organic wines and beers to wash it all down.
And like the best things in life, this event is free.
Mansion open house
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.15pm – 3pm
Bird observation talk
Meet in the Ballroom at 10.15am and 2pm
Significant Tree Tour
Meet at National Trust Advocacy Stand at 11am, 1pm and 2pm
Talk by Clive Blazey founder of the Diggers Club
Meet in the Ballroom at 12pm
Bird spotting walk
Sign up at City of Glen Eira marquee at 12pm-12.30pm and 1pm-1.30pm
Sign up at the plant stall at 1pm and 2.30pm
Pruning demonstration with Justin Buckley, National Trust Horticulture Manager
Meet at the plant stall at 2.30pm