Executive Officer of GIA Member, Nursery & Garden Industry Western Australia, Matthew Lunn is in the enviable position of supporting the promotion of the first major metropolitan consumer gardening show since the COVID-19 lockdown started a year ago.
This month, the Perth Garden and Outdoor Living Festival is expecting over 30,000 people across three days from 29 April to 2 May 2021, all drawn to the heart of the city on the promise of an outdoor living and garden lifestyle experience.
“Gardening is for everyone whether young or old, and at this year’s festival we celebrate how gardening captured the imagination of the Western Australian public when COVID-19 changed our lives,” said Matt Lunn.
“Bringing the festival into the heart of the city enhances the importance of greening our city and the on-going battle we are experiencing with climate change. The City of Perth has the ability to become a sustainable green city of the future and become a worldwide leader.”
With over 35 greenlife businesses reported to be involved in the show, Langley Park will transform into a colour palette of Autumn hosting the state’s largest plant market. Each day will feature different garden experts to speak on all things gardening including industry identities, Ross Hooper, Jackie Hooper, Mark Tucek, NGIWA President, Craig Woodroffe and GIA Director, Josh Byrne.
"Bringing the gardens into the city has always been an aspiration of NGIWA."
"With the Festival continuing to grow each year, we are delighted with its new name change to Perth Garden & Outdoor Living Festival in 2021. We feel this now encompasses everything good about gardening."