January Calendar of Gardening Events

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January 4th and 5th — Tacoma, Washington

Volunteer to Build a Rain Garden

The Washington Stormwater Center needs help in creating a Rain Garden. Volunteers are welcome on days above between 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Email: masonraingardens@gmail.com.



January 6th – 8th — Tampa, Florida

Florida’s Largest Home Show

Tampa Convention Center holds thousands of exhibits, vendors and speakers showing off the latest in the world of home and garden. Master craftsmen will be on-site to show their wares. Adults $8, Seniors: $7, Under 12s Free. Friday and Sunday, 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am – 8pm.



January 9th — Peterborough, UK

Gardener’s Question Time

Live Q&A with the BBC Gardening Team. The recording will take place at Springfields Events Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, PE12 6ET. Doors open 5.30pm. Record starts 6.30pm. Tickets cost £2.50and must be purchased in advance from the Springfields Horticultural Society, 01775 724 843 or events@springfields.net.


January 12th and 19th — Melbourne, AUS

Twilight Garden Walk

Enjoy the tranquility of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne on this guided walk at 6-7.30pm. Bookings essential; phone (03) 9252 2429. 10 dollars adult, 8 dollars concessions.

www. rbg.vic.gov.au


January 12th — New South Wales, AUS

Guided Walk for Kids

Children aged five years and up can take a fun guided walk in the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens looking for wild things to use in crafts; bookings (02) 4567 3000 or tomah@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au. Bells Line of Road via Bilpin New South Wales 2758.



January 13th – 15th — Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Home and Garden Show

Everything for your home and garden, including hardscapes, building and landscape materials, a huge plant sale (Cash & Carry), and Orchid and Hydroponic growing supplies. Friday  13th: 2:00 – 7:00, Saturday 10:00 – 7:00, Sunday 15th: 11:00 – 5:00. Adults, $8.50, under 17, Free. Cash or checks only.



January 13th – 15th — Riverside, California

The Riverside Home & Garden Show

The Riverside Convention Center opens up for educational and informative demonstrations, displays and seminars on the newest ideas in home improvement, landscaping, swimming pools, decks, patios and gazebos. Friday 13th:  12 – 7, Saturday 14th: 10 – 7, Sunday 15th: 10-6.



January 14th — Tucson, Arizona

Compost Expo

Join the Tucson Organic Gardeners for the first ever “Tucson Compost Expo.”  Gardeners can shop,  compare and purchase what they need to have a productive organic garden. Also available will be composting equipment and  information. Admission is Free. 10am – 2pm. St. Marks Garden, 3809 E. 2nd St.


January 23rd — London, UK

Gardener’s Question Time

Live Q&A with the BBC Gardening Team. The recording will take place at The Wolfson Theatre, Royal College Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE. Doors open 5.30pm. Record starts 6.30pm. Tickets cost £2.50and must be purchased in advance. Contact Amy.Rooks@rcplondon.ac.uk.


January 25th – January 28th — Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian Garden Expo

A forum for and about gardeners and gardening in Hungary, held at the Budapest Fair Centre, 1101 Budapest Albertirsai út  10. Information available in English on their website.



January 26th, 28th and 29th — Newport, AUS

Australia Day at the Native Zen Garden

Celebrate the holiday in the Native Zen Garden, an exciting coastal Australian plant garden set on a cliff top overlooking Newport beach. See Lilly-pillys, banksias, lomandra, grass and other native flora. Open 10am-4.30pm. Adults $8.00, Under 18s, Free. 27 Calvert Pde, Newport


January 28th & 29th — Devonport, Tasmania

Devonport Liliums Show

See the flower show at the East Devonport Recreation Centre, featuring one of Australia’s top displays of liliums, Oriental and Orienpet Hybrids, floral art and seed sales. Caroline Street, East Devonport, 03 6435 1298.



 January 29th —  New Hope, Pennsylvania

Monarch Butterflies and Their Miraculous Migration

Join naturalist Mark Garland for an intimate look at the lives of monarch butterflies. Learn about conservation concerns and ways that you can help these seemingly fragile creatures. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA 18938. 2-3 pm



January 29th — Woking, Surrey, UK

Snowdrop Season

Bulb expert Lady Christine Skelmersdale describes the many attributes of these jewels of the winter garden. There will be a big range of varieties to purchase, together with all sorts of companion plants.11:30am, 2pm. The events are FREE, but please book a place by calling 0845 612 1253.



January 30th —  Denbigh, UK

Gardener’s Question Time

The BBC’s Gardener’s Question Time is in New East Wales, live,  to discuss the garden and take your questions.The recording will take place at Denbigh Town Hall. Crown Lane, Denbigh, LL16 3TB. Doors open 5.30pm. Record starts 6.30pm. Tickets cost £2.50, you must contact Sue Griffith,  07721 621 488


February 1st -5th — Muenster, Germany

Flower and Leisure Fair

The Fruhling Blumen Freizeit, North Rhine – Westphlia’s lagest indoor flower show, takes place at the Messe und Congress Centrum, Halle Münsterland. Daily 10am – 6pm. Adults 9 Euros, concessions 5 Euros. adult admission entitles use of all buses and trains in the area of  the VGM.


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