If you've ever wanted to know how Patrick Blanc cultivates soilless plants, how Indira Naidoo grows 70 kilograms of produce per year on her Potts Point balcony or what Brendan Moar thinks of Sydney's gardens, you'll have the chance to ask at the Australian Garden Show.
For four days, the country's best-known green thumbs will converge on Centennial Park for a celebration of all things horticultural. There'll be grow-your-own demos, world-class designer gardens and spectacular floral installations. Naidoo has curated a dream kitchen garden for the event a 1000 square metre, 100 percent sustainable plot, complete with chicken runs, pedal-powered sprinklers and aquaponics tanks. There's even a strawberry planting area and merry-go-round designed to keep children busy.
A lecture series, titled Seeds of Wisdom, will run throughout. Highlights include Patrick Blanc's 'The Vertical Garden: A Forty Year Innovation'; Indira Naidoo's 'The Edible Balcony - How to Grow Fresh Food in a Small Space'; and Kylie Kwong and Skye Blackburn's 'Bugs and Bush Foods'.
Once the sun goes down, the Park will transform into an illuminated night garden, with bars and restaurants open until 10pm.
Day tickets are available online for $35 (or at the gate for $45), while season passes are selling for $120.
Guest Phillip Withers' garden at the Melbourne Flower Show.