17 November 2021
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Date posted: 09 March 2016
Date: 9-10 April, 2016
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Main activities centred on lawn between Diggers Garden Shop (Schomburgk Pavilion) and First Creek, Adelaide Botanic Garden, North Terrace (download a map)
Cost: FREE (bookings/tickets only required for Masterclasses)
A free celebration of all things fresh, natural and homegrown will take place at Adelaide Botanic Garden on 9-10 April (Saturday and Sunday) for the inaugural Heirloom Weekend.
Presented by The Diggers Club and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, the Heirloom Weekend – which includes free workshops, live music, Masterclasses, a pumpkin growing competition, children’s activities and more – will focus heavily on heirloom produce.
Heirloom means traditional varieties of plants or breeds of animals that aren’t associated with large-scale commercial agriculture.
Highlights of the all-ages weekend, which runs from 10am to 3pm each day, include:
Botanic Gardens Interim Director, Greg Mackie, says the Heirloom Festival offers visitors the chance to not only experience a fun day out, but to learn how to enrich their lives through fresh produce and a DIY attitude.
“We’re passionate about kitchen gardening and good food and there’s no better place to experience both than the autumn magic of Adelaide Botanic Garden,” Mr Mackie says.
The Diggers Club Founder Clive Blazey says they’re delighted to bring an Heirloom Festival to the Garden.
“The Diggers Club introduced heirloom seeds to Australian gardeners and cooks in 1991 and we have promoted their use and preservation because they’re the best varieties to sow, save and share.”
Heirloom Festival coincides with the National Rose Garden People's Choice Weekend - make sure you stop by while you're in the Garden to cast your vote on your favourite new rose variety!