Perth Garden Festival 2019

Fickle Prickles Display at the Perth Garden Festival 2019

In April we attended the Perth Garden Festival at McCallum Park. This year we made our display themed on The Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Setting up our display took a gut wrenching 7 days, with the help and support of friends and family. There was sweat and there were tears, but in the end it was all worth it! We were very humbled to have recieved a Silver Exhibit Award from the Nursery and Garden Industry of WA. All in all, the 4 day event went down without a hitch, and we had an absolute blast!

Our Display...

Planning and preperation for our Succulent Mad Hatter Tea Party display began back in August last year. We wanted to create a table setting as the focal point, with weird and wonderful succulent bits and bobs filling the rest of the space that reference the rest of the book.

Succulent Mad Hatter Tea Party Table
Succulent Mad Hatter Tea Party Table
Cactus Chair - Please be Seated!
Succulent Tea Cup Stack
Succulent Book and Tea Cup Stack

We sourced our teacups and books from local op-shops. The cactus chair we picked on a road side collection and simply secured chicken wire under the seat's frame. The sign reads "Please be seated". We planted variegated String of Pearls and variegated Mini Kitty into the dishes tub below to recreate 'bubbles'. Don't forget to do the Dishes!

Giant Succulent Tea Cup Bowl
Succulent Dishes Tub - Don't Forget to do the Dishes!
White Rabbit Hole and Giant Clock Hands
Drink Me! Table display with books and keys

The white rabbit attempting to fit into his rabbit hole amongst the Aeoniums and Senecio barbertonicus. The bottles labelled 'Drink Me', which shrinks Alice and makes the door look giant. On the door is a clock made with a succulent wreath frame. Planted as the numbers are Echeveria 'Ben Badis' and longissima.

Alice's talking door, with succulent wreath clock
This Way | Tea Party | Wrong Way | Rabbit Hole
A succulent wreath clock
Succulent miniature fairy garden
Succulent miniature fairy garden with Fairview House

Above is a massive miniature garden Kaye created at the festival. It would have been too heavy to transport had we made it proir to the event. Here she planted a large Crassula ovata 'Gollum' as a miniature tree. In the garden is Crassula Lanuginosa var. Pachystemon, Echeveria elegans and Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'.

Below is a vintage TV I transformed into a terrarium with the help of my partner. A project I have wanted to do for years, we replaced the television tube with acrylic. We heated the acrylic to get it to curve at the front. We planted it up with hypoestes, Soleirolia soleirolii and Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'.

Vintage Television made into a terrarium
Mad Hatter top hats, planted with succulents

What was on Offer...

Classics

Classic Succulents in 50mm tubes. Groundcovers, fillers, spillers and uprights!

Sedum spurium 'Purpureum'
Sedum spurium 'Purpureum'
Crassula muscosa
Crassula muscosa
Sedum species
Sedum species
Chinese Dunce Cap
Chinese Dunce Cap
Cotyledon papillaris
Cotyledon papillaris
Kalanchoe humilis
Kalanchoe humilis
Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'
Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'
Jelly Beans
Sedum Jelly Beans

Collectables

Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' cristata
Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' cristata
Peperomia nivalis
Peperomia nivalis
Agave species
Agave species
Spiral Aloe
Spiral Aloe
Aeonium haworthii Tricolor
Aeonium haworthii 'Tricolor'
Crassula orbicularis rosularis
Crassula orbicularis var rosularis
Sempervivum species
Sempervivum species
Orbea variegata
Orbea variegata

Special Goodies

Lithops - Named varieties
Lithops - NAMED varieties!
Fenestraria rhopalophylla - Baby Toes
Fenestraria rhopalophylla - Baby Toes
Dolphin Necklace
Senecio peregrinus - Dolphin Necklace
Named Pachypodiums
Named Pachypodiums - RARE!
Cacti - including Saguaro Cactus
Cacti - including Saguaro Cactus
Kleinia neriifolia
Kleinia neriifolia - RARE!
Grafted Cacti
Grafted Cacti
Hanging Baskets - Senecio radicans glauca
Hanging Baskets - Including Senecio radicans glauca

Miniature Garden

Miniature Garden Furniture, ornaments and accessories
Miniature Garden Furniture, ornaments and accessories
SALE up to 50% off mini furniture
SHOW SPECIAL up to 50% off mini furniture

See our Display from other years...

PGF 2019
PGF 2018
PGF 2017
PGF 2016
PGF 2015