Skip to main content

Red Hill Spring Garden Festival

Gotta love Australia! Check out these photos from a recent weekend on the Mornington Peninsula . The boys were all sorted with golf, golf and more golf.... So the girls took off to explore the delights of the annual Red Hill Spring Garden Festival.

The bargain entrance fee of $5, left money for shopping at the 'garden enhancing' specialist stalls from across the Peninsula and Country Victoria.

We emerged clutching a rather eclectic mix of buys from miniature geraniums and other specialist plants, to less obvious but just as necessary, garden enhancing home-made marmalade, and pigs ears for the dogs....of course keeping the Mutt happy stops him digging up the place and TIM works better with his toast in the morning..

The real highlight of the show had to be wandering around the Flower Show where judging had just been completed. Spring is bloomin' good here!



We've had a long wet winter. The drought that had many a despondent home owner, heading off for artificial turf and succulents has well and truly broken. Those of us who held our nerve by keeping our gardens as gardens, are loving spring this year. Plants that seemed to have laid dormant, or at the very least kept a low profile in the back yard, are suddenly bursting forth. If you wander around our neighborhood at the mo, these are the sorts of plants that you will see in full bloom.


This exhibit captured my attention in the Australiana section, with it's Australian native plants and koalas... Which I was admit I've yet to find here on the Peninsula, we've seen plenty of kangaroos... Must look harder as they are obviously about...


I couldn't resist showing you Uncle Tony and Snowy on Mount Buller (our local ski field) Best Exhibits in the cactus section. Well as I said, the drought has broken there isn't as much interest in cactus these days!


We had lots to admire including a grey haired lady with a bright yellow face, dressed as a daffodil, and who wasn't alone in having got 'dressed' for the occasion. I was just asking her the story behind the rabbit shoes, when the cry went up "All daffodils to the main stage" and off she hopped!



I love this show and next year we'll be back to enter. Here is my favorite flower from my garden in Melbourne at the moment.... I reckon I've a good chance to uphold the family tradition of doing ok at the local Flower shows with this magnificent beauty. Watch out Red Hill I'll be back!



Little Wandering Wren loves the Red Hill Spring Flower Show - Well done to all the Organisers on a great event.

Location:Red Hill Show-grounds, Arthur's Seat Rd, Victoria 3937, AUSTRALIA

1 comment

Popular posts from this blog

Anyone for Tennis?

At the Australian Open qualifying tournament... 

Are you ready for the first Grand Slam of the year? The Aus Open starts next week (Monday 13th - Sunday 26 January) but Melbourne is already in full swing (ha ha) with tennis players and tennis action. 


You can pay to watch some of the top seeded Men's players in action at the Kooyong Classic, just down the road. Or, you can join me for what I say is one of the best value tennis, indeed let's say sporting tickets in the world. The Australian Open qualifying tournament (Jan 8 -11), where you can wander in for free. Yes free!

The 'Qualies' is one of the secret treasures of the Aus Open where players compete and must win matches on three consecutive days to secure one of the last remaining spots in the main draw.
For the past seven years we have been a host family for tennis players, which is how we have become so familiar with the highs and lows of this lead up event... 
So would you like a sneak peak inside Melbourne Park, whi…

Bangkok Blogger

Life is not about finding ourselves it is about creating ourselves! George Bernard Shaw

Cooee! It's me calling in from Thailand. Sorry, it's been a while, it's been a tad busy. Still, we've not done badly. We've moved into our temporary apartment and are well on the way to finding something more permanent. We're overlooking the American Embassy compound, which is acres of impressive greenery in amongst the high rise buildings. I love it, I can even hear the little birds sing in the morning.
So welcome to my new life as .... drum roll please, Hmmm actually, I have no bleedin’ idea, so how about Bangkok Blogger for now?
How would you feel if you were to arriving in a new country, where you know no-one, and you're not even sure what your life will entail? For me, it was a feeling of excitement, crossed with a rolling of the eyes, a smile and my 'here we go again' expression. 
Of course, this always happens Mr Wren was away travelling and so I rocked up for …

Friendship Friday!

Hello dear friends in Blogland. How are you doing? I am pleased to be here for Friendship Friday
I've had a great week and have well and truly settled back into my Asian life  where I am enjoying making new friends both locally and in here in the blogosphere.


I've had fun, I have joined a new group - the American Women's Club of Thailand.
Why the American's when you're a British Aussie? You may well ask. Well firstly they take anyone, these Expat women's groups really are not that fussy!

Well, except for the ANZWG Group where you need to be closely associated with Australia and New Zealand. I am, I have the passport and I have a family, home and of course an Aussie Crazy Poodle Down Under and I miss my Melbourne life terribly,  but my life in Thailand is more about meeting women from around the globe.

I have always had lots of American friends, I chat with many Americans via my blog...

... anyway they let this little bird in and she's chirpy about that!
The…