Visitors can discover a new gardening experience at Indira Naidoo’s 1000 square metre Kitchen Garden by building their own strawberry wall or watering plants with pedal powered sprinklers. Wander through lavish tomato archways and learn how to utilise even the smallest spaces with a pop-up edible garden.
To commemorate Gallipoli’s centenary in 2015, award-winning landscape designer Jim Fogarty will design The Last to Leave, a Gallipoli-inspired garden.
By night, the gardens will take on a whole new form as light installations created by architect and House Rules judge, Joe Snell, illuminate the displays. To add to the spectacle, majestic lighting will flood the grounds with beautiful effects designed by Australian Garden Show Sydney Event Director and Vivid Light Festival Director, Anthony Bastic.
Offering much more than just flowers, attendees can enjoy a drink at one of the many cafes and bars, grab a bite to eat at the on-site Harvest Restaurant, browse through the Florilegium bookshop and get books signed by their favourite horticultural personalities. Lindeman’s popular Open Garden will be in residence, featuring cooking demonstrations by Sammy and Bella from My Kitchen Rules and Garden2 Kitchen hosts Phil Dudman and Julie Ray.
Celebrity chef Kylie Kwong and entomologist Skye Blackburn will create a selection of recipes featuring locally bred edible insects including crickets and dehydrated earthworms in their talk as part of the Seeds of Wisdom Lecture Series.