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Lanyon Plant Fair


Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016, 10am-4pm

Jointly organised by the Horticultural Society of Canberra & ACT Historic Places

Now in its fifth year,

Canberra’s Plant Fair at Lanyon Homestead

in 2016 will be bigger than ever!!

Lanyon is an historic homestead with beautiful surrounding gardens providing a wonderful setting for the Fair, which will be open each day 10am to 4pm.

Visitors to the Fair will be able to purchase the very best of plants, many rare and unusual, directly from the growers. Over 30 interstate and local stallholders will have everything from bulbs to trees, natives to exotics – plus garden art, international garden tours, gardening books and top quality garden tools for sale.

Enjoy talks and demonstrations by garden specialists, Lanyon tours and food stalls plus a program of special children’s activities. Also on site there will be an ATM, a plant crèche, and plenty of free parking.

There’ll be lots happening to keep the whole family happy across the weekend of the Plant Fair!

How to get to there:

From the Canberra CBD head south along Tuggeranong Parkway/Drakeford Drive. Turn right onto Tharwa Drive, and follow signs to Lanyon Homestead on the southern outskirts of Canberra.

Address: Lanyon, Tharwa Drive, Tharwa ACT 2620.  View Google map


Single day entry is $10 per person. Free entry for children (under 18).

Information for bus groups & garden clubs:

A discount entry of $9 per person is available for groups if pre-booked and pre-paid. To receive this discount, club group bookings and payments must be finalised by Monday 29 February. For group enquiries/payments please contact: historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or ph 02 6205 0916.

For more information on the Plant Fair visit:





For general enquiries, email lanyonpf@hsoc.org.au

View flyer on the Fair

List of stallholders

Press Release by the Minister for the Arts, Ms Joy Burch


Garden Tours

 Click HERE to view details.



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Information Evenings

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| African Violets | Aquilegias| Autumn Gardening |Ben Walcott's Favourite Australian  Plants |Bulbs | Camellias |
| Citrus Trees | Daffodils | Dahlias | Daphne | Drought Tolerant Plants | | Favourite Australian Plants |   | Growing Healthy roses |  HSOC Submission on Water Strategy |
Hydrangeas |Liquid & Foliar Feeding | Magnolias |
| Osmanthus | Roses | Tuberous Begonias| Vegetables | |   Winter Gardening |