Perth Garden Festival 2017

Fickle Prickles Exhibit at PGF2017
Well, that wraps up another year at the Perth Garden Festival. Wow, how much fun we had this year. There was reported to be over 30,000 people through the gates over the 4 days and the whole festival was humming. Great stalls, good food, interesting plants on offer. Who doesn't love that?! We really loved talking to everyone who came through our site. It was lovely to chat about what projects and plants everyone was interested in, and helping to choose what succulents suited their needs.

Our Display...

This year, our display had the theme of miniature gardens. We created several mini gardens throughout the display, tucked in to various props and furniture. For larger photos, check out our pinterest board - Perth GardenFestival.

Succulent miniature farm in a wheelbarrow
Succulent miniature farm in a wheelbarrow

We created a miniature farm in an old, rusted wheelbarrow. We used String of Pearls to make mini pea obelisk, and tiny sempervivum rosettes for cabbages in the veggie patch.

Succulent miniature beach in a large blue chest
Succulent miniature beach in a large blue chest

Our beach display, complete with jetti and handmade fishing rod (made by yours truly...) was planted out in an old blue chest you may recognise from our under the sea display form last year. We decked out the ocean with Senecio Chalk Sticks and the back corner with an Orbea and Euphorbia milii.

Succulent fountain display
Succulent fountain display
Stanley, the sempervivum turtle

Our succulent fountain took some time to assemble and plant out, I can tell you! The top tier we planted up quite a few months back so it had time to establish. We included a grey miniature mansion to complement the concrete grey fountain. Stanley, the turtle decked out in sempervivums made his third grand appearance at the festival. Each year, the sempervivums get more lush and compact.

Miniature garden made with perennials
Miniature garden made with perennials

Perennials rule! Succulents keep out! A little house on the hill, surrounded by perennial species. Here we have used Sagina for that lucious hill of lawn.

Succulent pot spill
Bruce, the terracotta pot man
A terracotta hobbit house

A succulent pot spill using Echeveria glauca. Bruce, the terracotta pot man with Crassula muscosa var. muscosa for hair, and a terracotta hobbit house.

What was on offer...

Succulent classics
Succulent classics

Some of the classic succulents we had at the festival. Here you can see some Sedum groundcovers as well as taller varieties of Sedum, Rhipsalis, Tradescantia, Crassulas and Kalanchoes.

Succulent sun collectables
Succulent part-shade collectables

Sun loving collectables. Front left you can see Echeveria 'Perle Von Nurnberg' as well as other Echeverias, Graptosedums and Kalanchoes. Then we have collectables that prefer shadier positions, like String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) and Haworthia 'Silver Kiwi'.

Larger succulents
Large Stapeliae

Larger Succulents and Cacti in 80mm pots, and Large Stapeliae too... This one was just about to flower! I think it flowered on the first day of the festival, right on queue!

Cacti
Lithops

A wide range of Cacti and Lithops!

Miniature house
Miniature house

We had a grogeous new range of miniature houses and cottages at the festival. We are hoping to get more in and on the online store as soon as we can. These looked fantastic next to succulents, in this picture you can see a ramshackle cottage up against a Crassula ovata var. undulata. The tree was scultped to look like an apple tree (complete with a bushel of apples underneath!).

Perth Garden Festival 2018...

We have been busy bees planning our display for next year. What will be the theme? You will just have to wait and see! Hopefully it will provide ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate succulents, perennials and miniature gardens into your home and backyard.

To find out more about the Perth Garden Festival 2018, head on over to their website: perthgardenfestival.com