The annual Garden RELEAF festival is coming up again, and involves independent garden centres around Australia hosting and running informative and fun activities and events designed to encourage people to get stuck into their gardens. Taking place on Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of April, the focus is on how gardens and plants can enrich both our lives and our health, and on gardening as therapy for both physical and mental problems.
This year, there will also be a focus will be on the benefits of growing your own Superfoods – autumn is Kale and Blueberry time, and there’s nothing as tasty as that which you’ve grown yourself! As part of the festival, on both the Saturday and the Sunday BAAG will be running all-age activities customers can participate in and competitions they can enter (you might even win a prize!), with all proceeds going to beyondblue. As well, we’ll also be donating $1 for every blueberry sold, and the Sunshine Blue dwarf evergreen blueberries will be discounted by 50% for that specific weekend.
Hand Prints Collective Artwork
Join us on Saturday and Sunday between 10 and 2 to contribute to a collective artwork to be displayed at the upcoming BAAG staff exhibition in the Bolin Bolin Gallery. Funds raised from the sale of the artwork will be donated to beyondblue.
Coin Toss for beyondblue
Test your skills and win a blueberry plant. Drop into BAAG on either Saturday or Sunday between 10 and 2 for your chance to win! All proceeds from the coin toss will be donated to beyondblue.
Last year, the RELEAF festival supported beyondblue and raised around $70,000 for them, and participating garden centres will once again be supporting this important charity.
For more information and a detailed list of what’s on where, please head to http://gardenreleaf.com.au