What's on in September 2019?

  • It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen Botanic Park, in Roleystone W.A., from August 30th  to September 20th. 150,000 magnificent tulips and more than 30,000 other gorgeous spring bulbs will be on display, in amongst a beautiful park filled with exotic and native plants. 
  • The Clivia Society of NSW is holding their fabulous spring clivia show on September 14th & 15th at the Thornleigh Community Centre. There will be breathtaking displays showcasing the latest in clivia breeding, plants for sale as well as informative demonstrations and talks. Visit the Clivia Society of New South Wales Inc Facebook page for more information.  
  • Floriade in Canberra starts on September 14th and is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. This year’s theme is ‘World in Bloom’, where you can see more than one million blooms together with lots of fantastic stalls, live music and entertainment. For more information visit www.floriadeaustralia.com
  • The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a spectacular floral event that is running from September 20th – 29th in Toowoomba. Parks will be a riot of colour, you can visit award winning local gardens and watch the grand parade. For more details head to www.tcof.com.au.

Garden Tips for September


Correas are a group of Australian native plants with beautiful tubular flowers in late winter and early spring.


Azaleas vary from small, delicate shrubs that are happy in pots, to large, hardy shrubs that are able to survive all the climatic challenges.


Loved as a cut flower and for their fragrant fringed blooms, Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) are a great addition to the home garden.

Honeydew melon

Sweet green-fleshed honeydew melons are a summer favourite and are a delight in refreshing smoothies and healthy fruit salads.


Radishes are fast, but healthy food! They grow really quickly and can be ready to pick in just 4 to 8 weeks.

Tomato Time

It’s time to sow tomato seed and get your tomato patch off to a flying start, here is a tomato you should try!