Garden Releaf 2016

Garden RELEAF is designed to raise money and awareness for beyondblue and will be held on 9-10 April 2016. In 2015 more than 100 garden centres and suppliers throughout Australia took part in the event, raising about $65,000 for beyondblue.

Centres, including NGIWA members, Guildford Town Garden Centre and Zanthorrea Nursery, held a range of fun activities, designed to get people into the garden and planting.

The positive feedback has encouraged garden centres to again sign up for the weekend event, with its apt theme of “Something Blue”. A range of blue plants will be for sale in store and staff are encouraged to wear blue clothes, hats and wigs.

Leigh Siebler, Manager of Garden Centres Association of Australia, encourages everyone to support the weekend event. “It is an industry promotion aimed at lifting the profile of independent garden centres in the community and promoting plants and gardens. Participants will be holding a weekend of events, parties and fun for their customers. We are highlighting the many health and wellbeing benefits of plants and gardens and in fact, promoting the nursery and garden industry. As well as that we are raising funds for beyondblue."