2017 Collectors’ Plant Fair Sydney

The Collectors’ Plant Fair Sydney returns in 2017 with over 80 growers from all over Australia, bringing their array of unusual and rare plants to you. Its just a month away.

Bring your friends, buy a plant that is not easily available, chat with growers and experts, find that book or have a coffee and enjoy a day out amongst other plant lovers. There is so much to see and do.

Mark you calendar now or make a booking for one of the talks on the Speakers Program. Parking is available on site and the venue is also a short walk from Clarendon Station. All the information you will need is at the link below:


(All of the information for this post, except for the pictures taken last year, comes from the link above.)


Dates:                             Sat & Sun 8-9, April 2017


  • Saturday April 8, 8am to 4pm
  • Sunday April 9, 9am to 4pm

Venue:                          Hawkesbury Race Club,

Address:                      1 Racecourse Rd, Clarendon NSW

Here is an image taken from last year’s  fair of a beautiful bunch of water lillies from  Wallis Creek Watergarden, NSW.


Click the link below to the gallery to see just some of the wonderful plants that you could take home to your own garden.


Enjoy a day out at the Collectors’ Plant Fair

List of Growers and Garden Specialists attending:

(Where possible I have added links to their websites so just click to get more information.   A little research will help you make the most of the day )

Collectors Plant Fair Information Booth (No. 1)

Addictive Nursery, (NSW) (No. 5) Worselya, bromeliads, tillandsia, heliconia and unusual gingers.

Alameda Homestead Nursery, (VIC)  (No. 6)   Clematis varieties and other climbers.

Andy’s Rare Plants, (NSW).(No. 52)  South African and South America bulbs.

Aloe Aloe, (QLD).(No. 10)  Flowering Aloes.

Gardening with Angus Stewart(No. 67) (NSW). Kangaroo paws.

Antique Perennials, (VIC).(No. 31) Rare perennials, epimediums, woodland, prairie and hardy perennials.

Australian Geranium Society, (NSW).(No. 14) Geraniums and pelargoniums.

Ausplants Nursery, (NSW) (No. 48)  Grafted grevillea, eremophila, emu bush, grafted gums, bush foods and other natives.

Australian Institute of Horticulture (No.64)

Bamboo Creations, (VIC) (No. 57)   Bamboo specialist.

Bay Tree Nursery, (NSW).(No. 23)  Cool climate hard-to-get perennials, trees and shrubs.

Bilby Blooms, (NSW).(No. 4) Rare and unusual native Australian plants, including black grevillea.

Blooming’ Greenery, (NSW) (No. 22)

Botanica World Discoveries, VIC. (No. 38)

Broadcroft Design, (QLD) (No. 62)

Candybell Nursery, Martin Ferrugia, (VIC).(No 13) Begonia specialist.

Coachwood Nursery, (NSW).(No. 79) Easy, tough, rare, succulent, hanging and unusual treasures.

Cornersmith Picklery, (NSW).(No. 81) Turning Sydneys extra produce into pickles and preserves.

Clover Hill Rare Plants, (NSW).(No. 9)  Perennials, woodlands, orchids, galanthus, trilliums, phlomis, salvias.

Club Creek Bulb Farm, (VIC).(No 56)  Liliums and dahlias.

Country Farm Perennials, (VIC).(No. 15) Rare and unusual perennials.

Cut Above Tools, (NSW).(No. 32) Quality garden tools.

Darvall Nursery, (NSW).(No. 41) Native bush food species, tea and coffee plants, waratah.

Delightfully Fresh Organics, (NSW).(No. 35) Organic herbs, rhubarb, garlic, fruit and vegetables.

Diggers Club, (VIC). (No. 71) Garden Club and organic seed company.

Drewitts Bulbs, (VIC).(No. 28) Crocus, daffodils, tulips, fritallaria, erythronium, dahlia and other autumn bulbs.

Exeter Designer Plants, (NSW ) (No. 46)

Feather Flower Brush, (NSW).(No. 40) Daphne and botanically inspired stationery.

Fong Ping Orchids, (QLD).(No. 20) Phalaenopsis, cattleaya, oncidium plus special double adeniums and hippeastrum.

Florilegium Books, (NSW). (No. 39) The garden bookstore.

Garden Clubs of Australia(No. 43) 

Garry Reid Obscure Bulbs, (VIC).(No. 12 ) Bulbs including albuca, arisaema, arum and galanthus.

Geranium Cottage, (NSW).  (No. 73) Geranium and pelargonium specialist, zonal, scented, species and the latest German arrivals.

Glenmore House, (NSW).(No. 58) Idyllic and inspiring days in the country, kitchen gardening and special events.

Green E Roses, (VIC).(No. 47)  Modern and old world roses – heritage, bush, climbing, standard and weeping roses including David Austins and rugosa.

Harland’s Nursery, (NSW).(No. 30) Unusual cacti, succulents and bulbs.

Heaven in Earth, (NSW). Quality garden items, tools and beautifully crafted pieces in glass, wood, slate and terracotta.

Henry Doubleday, (NSW).(No. 61) Unusual medicinal and edible herbs, heirloom vegetables, fruiting trees, salvia, comfrey and unusual cottage plants.

Hills District Orchids, (NSW).(No. 29) Easily grown orchids, clivea, haworthia and pitcher plants.

Johnson Orchids, (SA).(No. 17) Cattleya, oncidiums and phalaenopsis orchids.

Kawana Nursery, (NSW).(No. 19) Orchids, fuchsia and hanging baskets.

Keeper & Hive (No. 44) Have a wide range of equipment, local bee products including honey, balms and waxes.

Kinspirit Iris and Daylily Farm, (NSW).(No. 11) Tall bearded iris, Louisiana iris, daylilies and succulents.

Macquarie Native Orchids, (NSW).  (No. 29)  Native epiphytic orchid species and hybrids.

Maple Springs Nursery, (NSW).(No. 53) Japanese maple specialist, bonsai.

Melanquin Gardens, (NSW).(No. 55) Shade-loving plants and bromeliads.

Metalscape, (NSW).(No. 59) Metal art and garden signage.

Mistydowns, (VIC).(No. 51) Heritage and modern roses, tree and herbaceous peonies and unusual perennials.

Mountain Herbs, (NSW) (No. 74) Perennial kitchen and medicinal herbs, tea plants and edibles, grown in cool climate Katoomba

Ozbreed, NSW (No. 76) Tough, hardy plants that are proven performers. Rarely available to the public, Look out for their Elite Herbs range with robust flavours that never fade.

Perennialle Nursery, (NSW).(No. 3) Frost and dry tolerant perennials, new phlomis and rare Ebenus cretica.

Planters Patch (No. 75) Local grower,of a range of Agapanthus hybrids, Echineacea, Sedum and Dahlia, Japanese Painted Ferns (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pewter Lace’, ‘Ursula Red’ and Wildwood Twist’).

Post Office Nursery, (VIC).(No. 34) Hellebores.

Q Nursery, (NSW).(No. 55A) Interesting heirloom shrubs and perennials.

Rainbow Ridge, (NSW).(No. 21) Stunning iris of all kinds.

Ray Nesci Bonsai, (NSW).(No. 36) Bonsai and accessories.

Ross Garden Tours, (NSW).(No. 66) Unique garden tours for plant-lovers.

Secret Garden and Nursery, (NSW).(No. 50)  Edibles.

Seedscape Seeds (Stall no. 34A)

Subspecies, NSW (No. 49) Boutique Nursery specialising in historic specimens from the Devonian period, look for unusual protea, banksia and hakea

Succulents, (NSW). Rare and unusual, plus collectibles.

Sun Valley Plants, (VIC).(No. 27)  Grafted Australian plants including gums, grevillea, banksia, emu bush and woolly bush.

Sustainable Natives, (NSW) (No. 77) Best range of bush tucker plants such as finger limes, mint, lemons, bush tomato and black apple.

Swagman Sprayer, NSW. (No. 42) Battery operated robust garden sprayers for every garden.

Sydney Frangipani, (NSW).(No. 68) Frangipani hybrids and multi-grafted rainbow trees.

Sydney Wildflower Nursery, (NSW) (No. 88)

Tas Daffodils, (TAS).(No. 26)Daffodils, tulips, crocus, freesia, snowdrops and flakes, galanthus and fritallaria.

The Garden Clinic, (NSW).(No. 66) The plant doctors are here to help!

Tinonee Orchid Nursery, (NSW).(No. 24) Flowering orchids, new release orchids and orchid accessories.

Trade the Mark, NSW (No. 80)  Christine Mclean creates handmade and intricately painted pieces to display your  potted living treasures

Tropical Garden Society, (NSW). A friendly knowledgable tropical plant loving group.

Underplants, NSW (Stall No. 72) Collectible tillandsias and bromeliads

Vanderbyl Vireya Nursery, (NSW). More than 50 varieties of vireya, rhododendron hybrids and species.

Vaughan’s Native Plants, (VIC) (No. 70) Grafted flowering Australian plants for the native garden enthusiast and stunning cottage garden natives.

Verdigris Fern Nursery, (NSW).(No. 54) Exotic and rare ferns for all positions.

Wallis Creek Watergarden, (NSW).(No.16) Water, bog and shade-loving plants, lotus, waterlilies, water chestnuts and gingers.

Weslor Flowers Plant Nursery,( QLD).(No. 25) 150 climbers and more than 40 hoya, rare shrubs and trees.

Wired for Living, (VIC).No. 60) Bespoke handmade garden sculpture.

White House Nursery, (VIC).(No. 18) Bulbs, shrubs, fruiting, scented, berries, perennials, specialising in nerines.

Yamina Collectors Nursery, VIC (No. 33) collectible exotic trees and shrubs including conifers, magnolias, maples and arums.

Yamina Collectors Nursery, (VIC).(No. 33) Cool temperate collectibles, trees and shrubs.

Yellow House Perennials, (NSW). (No. 7) Rare, unusual perennials, herbs and cottage plants.


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