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SA Spring Garden Festival 2019

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


The very picturesque township of Mt Pleasant will be the backdrop to 4th annual SA Spring Garden Festival which will take place on Saturday 21 September 2019. Gates open at 8am and close at 3pm.


The combination of the Spring weather, the exceptionally broad variety of plant and garden wares, informative guest speakers, the charming venue, the diverse range of stallholders, workshops, along with the specially programmed events for the day, food and entertainment will see the township of Mount Pleasant come alive for the day.


Image credit: ABC Gardening Australia


The crowd favourite, the engaging media presenter Sophie Thomson will be special guest speaker once again this year. Sophie is the South Australian presenter on ABC television’s Gardening Australia, a popular newspaper columnist, national public speaker, TEDx presenter, author, broadcaster and horticulturist. As well as writing for the Gardening Australia magazine, Sophie writes the weekly gardening column for the Adelaide Sunday Mail and the Weekender Herald. Her enthusiasm for gardening will inspire people of all ages.


Sophie with be speaking about:

Preparing for summer – what to do to heatproof your garden’

Garden Woes – dealing with pests and diseases in an organic and sustainable way’


Demonstration & Talk

Faye McGoldrick, from the Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre, will be talking about the very in vogue productive fascinating insect hotels. Insect hotels are popular amongst gardeners, fruit and vegetable growers due to their role encouraging insect pollination. Faye will show how to make your very own insect hotel.


For the Children

Children’s program will go throughout the day, including floral designing, face painting, and nature play activities. Local Country Fire Services will be onsite to run bushfire awareness day, opportunity to check out the latest in firefighting equipment, plus for the children to explore the fire trucks! Mt Pleasant Farmers Market will partner with the festival, and run in conjunction with extended trading hours to align with those on the festival day.


The festival is proudly supported by the community of Mt Pleasant and surrounding districts, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Inc., Mount Pleasant Inc., The Nursery & Garden Industry of South Australia, The Barossa Council, and the Mount Pleasant Men’s Shed.



$5 per person

$3.00 for pensioners

children under 15 Free.


Enquiries to SA Spring Garden Festival SA Spring Garden Festival Project Officer, Terese Stephens 0418 301 121.



Visit the SA Spring Garden Festival website for more information.


September 21
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


SA Spring Garden Festival
0418 301 121


Mount Pleasant Showgrounds
132 Melrose Street
Mount Pleasant, South Australia 5235 Australia
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