Jennifer StackhouseBlooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Show

Blooming-Tasmania-LogoThe first Blooming Tasmania 2016 Flower & Garden Show is coming together in Launceston ahead of opening on September 24.

As it’s a new flower and garden show for Launceston and Blooming Tasmania and the organisers are hoping for strong support from local gardeners.

Speakers are flying in from Japan and Queensland and driving in from across the state and plans are underway to build show gardens in the park and arrange massed displays of spring cut and potted flowers from the Launceston Horticultural Society. There will be more than 40 stallholders exhibiting at the show which has also gained strong sponsorship from local businesses.

The show runs over the weekend of September 24−25 at Albert Hall and City Park in the centre of Launceston. The public opening follows a cocktail party launch on September 23. As well as the exhibits in the hall and the park, organisers have developed a network of related events including talks, an open garden trail, a sustainable fashion show, a long table dinner featuring local produce and a peace ceremony to close the event.

Admission to the show is $5. Download a full events program at Blooming Tasmania

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Jennifer Stackhouse

About Jennifer Stackhouse

Recently Jennifer Stackhouse made the big move from Kurmond in NSW to a Federation house in the little village of Barrington tucked beneath Mt Roland in northwest Tasmania. With high rainfall, rich, red deep soil and a mild climate she reckons she's won the gardening lottery. She's taken on an acre garden that's been lovingly planted and tended for the past 28 years by a pair of keen gardeners so she is discovering a garden full of horticultural treasures. Jennifer is the author of several gardening books including 'Garden', which won a Book Laurel for 2013, as well as ‘The Organic Guide to Edible Gardens’, ‘Planting Techniques’ and ‘My Gardening Year’, which she wrote with her mother Shirley. She was editor of ABC 'Gardening Australia' magazine and now edits the trade journal 'Greenworld' magazine and writes regularly for the Saturday magazine in 'The Mercury'. She is often heard on radio and at garden shows answering garden queries.

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