Garden State Festival calling for collaborators now

Thursday 03 March 2022

Two portrait images stitched to each other. Left image is a birds-eye view of someone putting a small plant in a pot. On the right there is a person wearing a white t-shirt watering a planter box.

The Plant Society and the Yarra City Council invite you to be a part of the inaugural Garden State festival to celebrate gardening as an art form and to explore the vital role plants play in the art of living.

Garden State celebrates the intersection between plants, art, architecture, craft, design, food, ideas, music, performance, elevating what it means to be a modern gardener.

Over three days, we want you to be a part of a ‘gardener’s’ festival, unlike others.

Applications for Garden State Festival have now closed. Thank you for your interest.

As an open-access community festival – we encourage you to participate and host and especially ‘to garden’, cultivating new perspectives and ideas on plants.

Together, let’s start conversations, open studios, showcase design, create ephemeral art, run plant workshops and far more.

Microgrants are available for artists, creatives, gardeners, businesses, and organisations to host moments, ticketed and free events within the City of Yarra.

For more information visit Garden State Festival

Applications close Monday 28 March.

Garden State Festival is on Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May.

Garden State Festival is supported by the City of Yarra & the Victorian State Government’s COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Fund.

This initiative is part of our Rediscover Yarra program to showcase the best our city has to offer.


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