2018 Program to be announced
The Rivendell Flower Show is set to inspire audiences with unforgettable floral displays and garden exhibits across both days of our festival. Crowds will also experience keynote speakers leading masterclasses and interactive workshops, meet up and coming and established landscape designers and industry experts, as well as gain entry to one of the most unique heritage landmarks in Sydney. Be entertained and connect at our varied range of activities – there's some fun for the whole family!
Presenters confirmed for the 2018 Rivendell Flower Show:
Helen Young Horticulturist is based in Willoughby on Sydney's leafy North Shore, and has been established since 1993. Specialising in garden renovations, we also offer garden consultations, design, plants supply and a range of soft landscaping services. Helen Young is well known for her weekly garden columns in The Weekend Australian and as a regular on 702 ABC radio's gardening talkback show.
Angie Thomas is a horticulturalist, gardening expert and Horticultural Communications Manager at Yates. She writes a monthly column on the company's website about what you should be doing in the garden.
Activities confirmed for the 2018 Rivendell Flower Show:
Vintage Car Display
Come visit our extensive vintage car collection on display. Vehicles from the turn of the century to the 1950s will be available to view and peruse. Also have the opportunity to sign up to many of the vintage car associations for more exciting events and fairs in the future.
Kid’s Space Head down to our Kid's Space and visit our animal nursery. There will also be performances and workshops from the Flora Kulchas dance troupe, gnome painting activities and an Adopt-a-Tomato space to collect your own goodies!
Explore the Rivendell Flower Show marketplace. We’re excited to announce who will be trading in 2018:
Today, Australian still life artist Meryl Bell’s remarkable legacy of over 200 magnificent artworks has been adapted to an exquisite range of aromatics, exclusive gifts and stationery for all to enjoy
Our aim is to run an ethical, service-oriented business that brings greater awareness and appreciation by others of Australia’s natural environment and the need to conserve our indigenous flora.
Garden Clubs of Australia
The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation formed by Mrs Margaret Davis OBE in 1950. The organisation provides a range of services to its members (affiliated clubs) and currently has a membership in excess of 700 affiliated clubs representing more than 45,000 individuals.
The primary and major objective of the Club is to extend the culture of gardening into the wider community for the benefit of all citizens and to promote and encourage various aspects of community based horticulture.
Jane Stockel Designs
Since 1988, Jane Stockel Designs have been successfully guiding companies and individuals with inspired Colour and trends information.
Moving from colour and trend consultancy, products now include classic table linens, monogramming services, unique designs and all sorts of home décor. Vintage linen reworked into the treasures of tomorrow.
RSL Women's Auxiliary
The Australian Imperial Service of Women's Auxiliary was formed in Phillip Street Sydney by mothers, wives, widows, sisters, daughters and aunts of men who served in the Australian Imperial Forces in the First World War (1914-1918). The auxiliaries grew from this beginning to raise money for the welfare of men and women who served and their widows and families.
The RSL Women's Auxiliary is a non-political non-sectarian organisation. The organisation raises funds for the well being of current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force and their families.
South Coast Organic Fertilisers is a family business on 5 acres of land near the village of Tomerong, 6 kms from Jervis Bay on the South Coast of NSW, working in Vermiculture.
Our products are Organically Produced with the upmost care & concern for our environment. We are Vermiculture consultants. We help you to use worms and worm products to get the most out of your garden, food crop or farm. We're assisting local schools in setting up their own composting systems, and talking with garden clubs about organic fertilising and gardening solutions.
The Port Hacking Potters Group are a club that wants to encourage and develop amongst its members, the craft of pottery and ceramic art. The Group have held regular exhibitions at a variety of venues and are one of the longest running pottery groups in New South Wales.
A 50th Anniversary celebration lunch was held in Sutherland in 2012 which saw past members travelling across the State to attend. The Group continues to hold a National Competition and Exhibition every two years, with the next in October 2018.
Set in 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with views to the Blue Mountains, TAFE NSW Ryde is an internationally renowned specialist training centre for hospitality, tourism, horticulture and environmental management. It is the largest hospitality training centre in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the largest horticulture training centres in the world.
Hospitality students train in commercially equipped kitchens, bars, cafes and the Ambassador Restaurant. Training facilities for the horticulture industry include computerised glasshouses, landscape design studios, a full size cricket pitch, golf green and a bowling green.
Rotary is the world's largest humanitarian service organisation. It is non-denominational and its members (Rotarians) are volunteers. Rotarians are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life who want to make a difference in their communities.
The Rotary Club of Concord was formed in 1956. Since then it has grown to include many women members and has been involved in many projects to improve our local and international community. Various local projects are undertaken each year within the community which are sponsored through fundraising and donations.
The Canada Bay Heritage Society was formed to foster interest in and inform the community of the heritage – historically and culturally - of the City of Canada Bay local government area. The aim of the club is to promote the preservation, restoration, conservation, maintenance and use of all places, buildings, monuments, etc., of historic, architectural, cultural and environmental significance within the area.
The Canada Bay Heritage Society acquire and preserve for the Society, books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, oral histories, etc., as may be considered to have a bearing on the history of the area.
Legacy is a voluntary organisation providing services to around 70,000 families of veterans who have died or given their health. Today Legacy's caring and compassionate service assists over 65,000 widow(er)s and 1,800 children and dependants with a disability.
Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Our support and services now extend to include the dependants of members of today's Australian Defence Force who lose their lives or their health as a result of their military service.
Bunnings is the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand and a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry. Operating from a network of large warehouse stores, smaller format stores, trade centres and frame and truss sites, Bunnings caters for consumer and commercial customers.
Bunnings Warehouse Ashfield continues to support the local community.
The best part of any festival is the food and there’s plenty to go around at the Rivendell Flower Show!
Let’s Do Yum Cha
Enjoy all your Yum Cha favourites, handmade daily using local ingredients and freshly cooked in the truck.
Lets Do Yum Cha Caterers bring to the forefront over 30 years’ experience in the Sydney food service industry, with a vast array of clientele.
Street Sliders food truck caters for all events, offering modern style of catering, we cook and build on site. All guests get to enjoy fresh food being cooked right before them!
100% Fresh food, generous meal portions and all Australian owned. Delicious burgers coming your way!
Sir Knuckle is the Sydney Gnocchi Food Trick specialising in catering for a range of events. You can catch #SirKnuckle and the team setting up truck all over town to deliver Sydney siders the ultimate good experience.
Fay's Tasty Foods
The Raclette Cheese Food Truck! We specialise in melting cheese over burgers, fries and chicken schnitzels. We're a fan of cheese platters, cheese pizzas and cheese with a side of cheese, and we are all about that cheese life.
Get your hands on some extreme cheesy fries with bacon, pork belly, crackling and jalapenos!
Dirty Bird Food Truck opened in Western Sydney in April 2017. Drawing inspiration from flavours and techniques found in Japan, Dirty Bird serves fried chicken wings and burgers in a Southern-style affair.
Be prepared to get your hands dirty because Dirty Bird's fried chicken dishes are finger-lickin' good.
Fancy an elegant morning or afternoon tea surrounded by lush grounds? The Rivendell Flower Show High Tea is served in the beautifully decorated fountain courtyard, within the magnificent grounds of the Thomas Walker Estate, Rivendell. Serving a delectable array of high tea treats, you can savour delightful finger sandwiches, flaky scones and delicious morsels of cake, all topped off with a freshly-brewed pot of boutique tea.
The Rivendell Flower Show High Tea is truly a unique experience which is not to be missed.
Bookings opening soon.