Who will you find at "Down the Garden Path?"

Cornerstone College is only twenty minutes, along the freeway, from the toll gate. The following will be providing at this event. If you click on the logo or business card it will take you to their presence on the internet.
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Cornerstone College.

We are very pleased to be allowed to use the facilities available at Cornerstone College. The massive performance venue enables us to put on an exceptional undercover plant event and there is ample bituminised carpark space adjacent.
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The Lilium and Bulb Society.

As the organising body for this event the Society will have a major presence. There will be a large range of bulbs available including many that have never been available before in South Australia, even Australia. Most have been grown locally by members of the society. At last count there will be more than one hundred and thirty different species of bulbs on offer. Be quick as some of them are in limited numbers.

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Food and Drink.

In keeping with this being a community event, refreshments and lunch can be purchased at the stall run by the Anglican church of Mount Barker.
Come and enjoy the plants and gardening ideas but you will be able to satisfy your other hunger as well.
Cash only, no Eftpos available.
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Five Spice Indian Cuisine.

Our team with abundant experience in hospitality focus to serve quality authentic Indian food and provide fine dine experience to people of Adelaide hills, this also give us to add a variety to Adelaide hills gourmet.

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Trigg Plants.

Ian and Belinda Trigg have operated Trigg Wholesale Nursery since 1994, specializing in rare and unusual plants. They are active members and suppliers for The Society of Growing Australian Plants (Adelaide Region) and the Cactus and Succulent Society of SA. They have a large selection of native, perennial and succulents that are suited to a Mediterranean climate like Adelaide. Earlier this year they became SA's only supplier and grower of Ausflora Pacific Protea, Leucadendron and Waratahs. Check them out before you come
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Cut Above Tools.

CutAbove Tools is a supplier of an extensive range of quality pruning and gardening tools.
  • We have direct input into the design, manufacture and quality of the products we supply.
  • Our products have a two-year warranty and we carry a comprehensive range of spare parts.
  • CutAbove Tools is an active member of the Nursery and Garden Industry.
  • Our pruning and gardening tools include Secateurs (17 models), Loppers (5), Shears (8), Saws (5), High Reach Pruning Poles (5), Trimmer Heads (3) and Garden Accessories such as sharpeners, gloves, stainless steel hand tools, watering nozzles, garden kneelers and rakes.

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Carey Gully Camellias.

This is the newest Camellia nursery in South Australia. It currently carries approximately eighty cultivars of Camelia japonica and the range will eventually be expanded to carry other species like Camellia sasanqua and Camelia reticulata. Unlike Camellias from other suppliers these are grown without stakes and the plants, because they have been established in the Adelaide Hills, are ready for your garden.
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Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.

We are pleased to welcome The Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. They raise funds to help with the ongoing work of the three Botanic Gardens of Adelaide at Blackwood, Mount Lofty and in the City of Adelaide. They bring plants that you would normally have to go to their carpark sales at the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens to find; many of which are hard to buy elsewhere and vary from groundcovers to very large trees such as Bunya Pine and NZ Kauri.

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Talunga Heights.

Colleen and Les Modra of Talunga Heights were for many years commercial growers of Irises and Daylilies. While they are only hobby growers now, they still have 100s of varieties of each. Colleen is also passionate about Australian Natives and Heritage Tomatoes. She grows natives for a wide variety of soils and climates. Adelaide Hills or Murray Mallee, there are plants for you. With the tomatoes she grows about 40 different varieties each year. Large, small, tall, short, sweet, tangy, black, green, yellow, pink and even red, you will find something to your taste..
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Green Dymension.

Wholesale nursery selling Cocos, Wine, Rhapis & Bangalow Palms.
Liriopes and Mondo Grass. Variegated Monstera. Elkhorns & Staghorns & the very rare Cabbage Stag.
All plants are grown from seed/seedlings and are acclimatised to SA Conditions.
Plants are at least 3 years old prior to sale.

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Australian Plants Society (SA Region).

The Australian Plants Society (APS) is a community based, non-profit group of people who share an interest in Australian native plants.
The society, originally named the Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP), was created in 1958, shortly after similar bodies were formed interstate.
They have an experienced group of growers who produce Australian native plants for their twice yearly sales at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Many of these are rare and unusual plants which will be available at our Down the Garden Path sale.
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The Murray Bridge & Districts Orchid Club.

The Murray Bridge & Districts Orchid Club holds its Monthly Meeting on the 4th Sunday of every month (except December) at 2pm in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Hall,corner Standen St and Myall Ave Murray Bridge.
Members bring in orchid plants and other plants and offer them for sale to other members on our plant trading table. We also provide some growing supplies to members at very reasonable prices. A Raffle and Picasquare is also conducted.
Visitors are always welcome to attend.
If you would be interested in finding out more about our club, please talk to any of our members or the club secretary.

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Jans Succulants.

Small home based business that has been around for 13 years, sells Echeveria and other succulents. Started at the Callington Show and is now a regular at the Meadows and Woodside markets, plus the Meadows Easter Fair.
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Notts Nursery.

Our journey has always held the passion for growing and selling healthy plants, with both our service and product standards high. We began as a wholesale fern grower distributing to other nurseries throughout South Australia. In 1989 we then extended the nursery in to a retail garden centre due to high demand and positive customer feedback. Since expanding we have developed in to a boutique style nursery nestled amongst a tranquil environment with lush trees and gardens. The nursery offers inspiring displays and a serene atmosphere, where the rainforest style shade house is sure to relax and cool you on a hot summer's day. We handpick our home and gift range both locally and internationally to bring you rustic and country styles.
Our passion remains the same as if it were still the beginning, however we now offer over 25 years experience to complement what we grow.

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Country Herbals.

Country Herbals is a specialist retail herb nursery based at Woodchester selling culinary, medicinal, dyeing and scented plants. I have the largest range of unusual herbs in SA as well as potted vegie seedlings, leafy greens and garlic for eating and growing in season. I love sharing my passion and expertise for everything Herbal!
Country Herbals is on FB, and web-site will be coming soon. Member of the Herb Society of SA for 30 years.
Regular weekly Saturday markets, selected special event markets throughout the year, and open selected days at Woodchester.
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Carnivorous Plant Sales.

Carnivorous Plant Sales is based in Mount Barker so you can be sure that whatever plants you buy will survive in our conditions.

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Natasha Mallen Ceramics.

Natasha is a ceramic artist based at Blakiston, near Mount Barker. She makes creative ceramics in a wide range. More recently she has been making garden features which include bird baths and feeders. She is happy to take your commission to create that unique item to your specifications.
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Zambezi Crafts.

We sell a wonderful range of garden sculptures that have been handmade in Zimbabwe from recycled metal. Can you believe that old oil drums, car bodies, road signs and industrial scrap can be transformed into graceful herons, plump hens and cheeky warthogs? We purchase our products directly from the artists who make them. This ensures that income is distributed straight to vulnerable communities and helps to create local employment, stimulate businesses and strengthen families. And when you buy items made from recycled materials you help to reduce landfill and encourage people to turn waste into something beautiful. So many reasons to smile! You can find us at the Stirling Market every month and you're welcome to visit our studio in Aldgate, which is open by appointment 7 days. We'll be at 'Down the Garden Path' on Saturday 25 August only.

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Smokin Heights.

We are Melissa and Bailey Schiller, owners of Smokin Heights. We specialize in the growing of Modern Day cultivar Bearded Iris. Melissa has been growing iris in excess of 20 years and with her super iris passionate son are entering the hybridizing zone! We have exciting times ahead in using some of the worlds best hybrids available. We will look forward to sharing our own varieties with you this coming spring!
Our garden will be open throughout Spring. We will keep you informed on days and dates. Remembering that the annual South Australian Iris Society Show is the last weekend in October.....
We welcome small and large groups to visit with us. Buses welcome too. We would love to meet you in our garden so don't be shy!!
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Paul and Annette Sabel.

All profits raised go to help victims of disaster either man made or natural both in Australia and overseas.
Has a range of cottage plants – geraniums, pelargoniums, annuals ie pansies, perennials ie daisies.
Herb and vegetable seedlings, shade loving plants, hanging baskets, bromeliads.
Can also be found at the Pt. Elliot, Goolwa and Willunga Markets plus the Strathalbyn, Pt. Elliot and Callington Shows.
At the Geranium and Pelargonium Show on the 3rd weekend in October.

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Red Earth Bulbs.

South Australia has been lacking the support of a major retailer of bulbs for many years. We are pleased to have Red Earth Bulbs coming as the only interstate supplier at the faire. Tim Drewitt is a second generation bulb grower and supplier who actually grows the bulbs that he sells.
Quality. It speaks for itself.
We aim to produce and supply a bulb of the highest possible standard that will perform for you. Bulb size is important. Small bulbs will flower...but with a smaller stem, a lower bud count and possibly a smaller flower. For example, a jonquil that is 12cm around the outside of the bulb should flower producing a single stem with 4 or 5 florets. A jonquil that is 20cm around the bulb, should produce multiple stems, with up to 20 florets per stem....our aim is to supply the big ones!
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Animals in your Garden.

As you walk around the faire you will not only find exceptional plants but you may also be confronted by something different. A giraffe here, a chimpanzee there, maybe even livestock or native animals. They have the ability to add that touch of difference to your garden. At Uracast, we manufacture lifelike, lifesize, fibreglass animals. We also stock a wide range of water features and ponds.

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