YEA GARDEN EXPO

A Rotary Club of Yea Project


YEA GARDEN EXPO -- 22nd & 23rd September 2018

The outstanding Yea Garden Expo is on again this year in September. A change of venue this year with the Expo relocating to the surrounds of the Yea Saleyards. This is an exciting move as it provides a flat ,all weather solid surface facility with approx,double the space for vendors  and car parking. This will enable all vendors to be located in the one area and give visitors even better access to see all vendors.Again there will be top quality vendors and with a broad range of plants and garden accessories. Last year we had just under 2300 visitors to the Expo and this year we are aiming to exceed 2500 visitors.The entry price of $5 for adults ,Children free and free parking is a bargain compared to other Garden Expo entry prices ranging between $15 to $30 and you will find the same vendors here as you would elsewhere ,including the iconic Melbourne Flower and Garden show.

Pricing of entry for the public and vendors.

Adults $5.00

Children 16 years and under Free

Vendors $150 per site. Sites sizes  available 6 x 3m,  6 x 6m,  or 9 x 6m

Advertising and Marketing

Distribution of  4000 Expo advertising flyers will take place across a wide area ranging from West Gippsland, Inverlock, Cowes, Daylesford , Shepparton, Benalla, Wangaratta, Mansfield, Marysville, Lillydale, Healesville, the Northern & Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and many towns within that broad regional scope. Our marketing is again involving contacting garden clubs and we have been in contact with 121 clubs across Melbourne and central and northern Victoria witrh an added emphasis on facilitating bus trips for the club to attend the Expo. Articles will be placed in various Melbourne papers  and also the various gardening magazines including the June & September editions of the gardening gazette by the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria. We also have advertising slots on radio, wil be doing radio interviews and seeking some TV tags. Facebook,Twitter and Telemarketing are also marketing avenues we are using to gain advertising exposure as well as using our Rotary website. Of course we have our own Yea Garden Expo website…… http://www.yeagardenexpo.com.au where we will endevour to keep both vendors and the public informed.

Vendors

We have a wide range of quality gardening vendors participating who will provide potential gardeners with a full range of gardening options as well as discovering new ideas and products. This is a wonderful opportunity for all gardeners at the start of spring to see the new products and plants available and then embark with enthusiasm on a new season . You will find a  list of  the vendors and their products on our website. http://yeagardenexpo.com.au/vendors.php . Many of the vendors are industry leaders in their speciality and we are delighted to have their support. 

Venue and Parking

The surrounds of the Yea saleyards provides an ideal venue for the expo as we have facility for all vendors to display their products/services without feeling cramped and also have ample capacity for free parking. A map is shown on our website together with some advice regarding travel times and alternative travel arrangements.  http://www.yeagardenexpo.com.au/directions.php

Parking is free.

Food and Drinks,

There will be a range of food and drink vendors on site. For a detailed list of the food vendors and their speciality please go to pages 2 & 3 of the "Vendors " section of this web site. No alcoholic drinks will be available.  http://www.yeagardenexpo.com.au/vendors.php

Children are welcome and entry is free 16 years and under,

Face painting will be available on site

Security

Professional security for both Friday and Saturday nights will be on site.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome but must be on a short lead and kept under strict control.

Accomodation and Visitor information

There is a variety of accomodation options available and several are shown on our web site. http://www.yeagardenexpo.com.au/accomodation.php

The Visitor information centre can be contacted at http://www.ywatercentre.com.au

Speakers Program

A Speakers program will be availableon both days as follows :

Saturday 10.00am  Stihl Demonstration

This is a demonstration  of their latest garden tools with an emphasis on their battery powered tools. Fantastic information  on making things easier in the garden  .

Saturday 11.am   Australian Edible Native plants  :Julie Weatherhead


           

  

Saturday 1.00pm     Faunascaping your Garden  :Ron Litjens            

                 

Sunday 10.00am        Stihl Demonstration

          

         

Sunday  11.00 am         Chicken Chatter  : Maria McCarter  

Sunday  1.00pm    Queensland Fruit Fly in Victoria :  Cathy Mansfield.       

               

 

 

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