Join us for a fun filled weekend and pack you belly, your garden & your mind full of Australian goodness!  We have a packed program of activities, exhibitions and workshops!  Activities & workshops are FREE but bookings are essential.

Australian Native Plant Display

All Day

Free Activity

A feast for the eyes and inspiration for your garden.  Visit our native plants display including a beautiful display of Australian  bushfood plants.

Australian Market Place

All Day

Free Activity

Ballarat City Library present Australian Story time for Children, come along and enjoy some of Australian most enjoyable stories.

Australian Story Time

11:00am

Free Activity

Bring the children along for Australian Story Time (parent supervision required).

Kids Gardening Activity

11:30am, and 1:30pm

Free Activity

Get your little hands dirty learning how to pot your very own native daisy to take home!
(parent supervision required).

How to Grow a Bushfood Garden in Ballarat

11:00am and 1:30pm

Free Workshop

Join Andrew Aitkin, from Buninyong Bushfoods, and learn what Bushfoods to grow in Ballarat and f\\E\:. how you can plant your very own Australian herb garden.

How to Propagate Native Plants

12:00 noon

Free Workshop

Join John Hastie, from the Australian Plant Society, and learn how to propagate your own native plants at home.

Native Flower Arranging

12:30pm, and 2:30pm

Free Workshop

Join Rebecca, from The Sage Edition, and learn how to create gorgeous flower arrangements using Australian native flowers with Kangaroo Hill Farm

Bushfood Spice Session

1:00pm

Free Workshop

Join Brigid Corcoran from Saltbush Kitchen to learn about the extensive variety of bushfoods Australia has to offer and learn how to use them in your own cooking!

Australian Honey and Bees

2:30pm

Free Workshop

Join the crew from Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat for Australian honey tasting and learn about Australian native bees and bee keeping.

Lecture Series – Comedy, Great Australian Humour

2:30pm

$20 / $15 concession, Book online

The final lecture in our public lecture series. With professional funny-men Sean Chulburra & Kevin Kropinyeri, and guests, exploring the origins of our distinct Australian sense of humour. Sponsored by Federation University Australia and Ballarat Cat Comedy.