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Camellia Gala Day

Friends of Lisgar Gardens

Sunday, 28 July 2019 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm (AEST)

Camellia Gala Day

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General admission 28/07/2019 Free  

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Come and learn more about Camellias and plants!

Free entry
Inclinator (lift) will be in operation from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm for easy access.
Limited parking at the Gardens, please use William Street carpark
In case of bad weather conditions, the event will be cancelled. Please check on lisgarfriends.wordpress  or
Home-made soups, French crepes, coffee & tea on sale. No ATM, please bring cash



  • TBC - North Shore Beekeeping Association (NSBA)- Michael Rayner

Talk: Learn the difference between european and native bees, the benefits of bees for you and your garden and how to attract bees in your backyard.
The NSBA will be selling honey. Cash only

  • TBC - Easy Care Gardening - Glenn Stimpson

  • Edgeworth David Community Garden - stall
    The David Edgeworth community garden will be selling home-made jams. Cash only
  • TBC - Bonsai Society - Georgina Kretschmar

Presentation: how to bonsai camellias

  • TBC - Origami / papercraft - Hanae Bansemer and Soyoko Burton

Workshop: fold paper into beautiful camellia flowers... and much more

Origami / papercraft workshop

  • TBC - Art workshop - Lyndall Beck

Chinese Brush Painting inspired. 15 minutes workshop running from 11:30 am to 1:00pm
Material provided, gold coin donation appreciated

  • TBC - Camellia Society - display of a variety of Camellia flowers

Camellia Display by the Camellia Society

  • TBC - Dr Stephen Utick: bring your Camellia for identification; guided tour of the rare camellias at Lisgar Garden (subject to blooming season)

  • Don't miss the Keynote presentation by Dr Stephen Utick, Chair International Camellia Society Committee for Historic Camellia Conservation at 2:00pm: Helping Lisgar Gardens become an ICS Camellia Garden of Excellenece - and providing a tourism boost for Hornsby. 

Lisgar Garden, a hidden gem in Hornsby NSW

Have questions about Camellia Gala Day? Contact Friends of Lisgar Gardens

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Lisgar Gardens
Lisgar Road
Hornsby, NSW 2077

Sunday, 28 July 2019 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm (AEST)

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Friends of Lisgar Gardens

Coming from all walks of life, the Friends of Lisgar Gardens are a group of volunteers dedicated to assisting visitors for the enjoyment of our beloved Lisgar Gardens. We invite you to visit us and get to know Hornsby’s beautiful secret gardens. We organise a number of events each year to attract visitors to the gardens. Lisgar Live is our series of afternoon concerts.

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