Lions Club of Drouin Inc.

Gippsland Garden and Home Expo

Applications for the upcoming Lardner Park Garden and Home Expo for exhibitor sites and vendors will open on the 1st July   2022.  All enquires are to go directly to Lardner Park on (03)56261373

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Some exciting changes are on the way for 2022

The event will now be called the Lardner Park Garden and Home Expo. It will continue with many of the marvellous traditions set out by Drouin Lions and the co-ordination of the event will now be directly managed by Lardner Park. Lardner Park’s CEO Craig Debnam said, “We are thrilled to get involved and take over the running of this event. With dates locked in for October 8th & 9th 2022…our aim is to continue in the great traditions of the event whilst growing the show for local and regional patrons.”

Applications for the upcoming Lardner Park Garden and Home Expo for exhibitor sites and vendors will open on the 1st July   2022.  All enquires are to go directly to Lardner Park on (03)56261373

The Drouin Lions Club have been honoured to run the Gippsland Garden and Home Expo annually at Lardner Park for the past 19 years. In that time, we have raised more than $600,000 which has been distributed back to the community. What an outstanding achievement. Something our members are very proud of.

The Drouin Lions Club would like to thank so many people who supported the Expo in the past and helped to make it such a wonderful event for Gippsland. Firstly, to all Lions members from Drouin Lions Club. Your tireless efforts have been nothing short of miraculous, with a special thanks to Lion’s member Maureen Versteden for her leadership over so many years.

Thanks to all our outstanding sponsors. We couldn’t have done it without you. Our major sponsor during this time being Community Bank Drouin & District. Your sponsorship gave us the opportunity to present many outstanding TV and radio personalities. Many businesses local, and from surrounding areas have been there and supported & sponsored us over the years. Drouin Lions Club wish to thank every one of you for your support, which enabled us to bring the Garden and Home Expo to the community.

To all the other clubs, groups & schools that have supported us, we say a huge thank you. It has brought great joy and satisfaction to us, knowing that you have all appreciated the opportunity to raise funds of your own.

To all our exhibitors that have returned year after year it was always great to see you back. We have had so much fun working with you all. We wish you all success moving forward with the new Lardner Park Garden and Home Expo.

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2021 Expo Information

This annual event is the second largest in Victoria with over 150 attractive and innovative sites, enjoyed by a crowd of over 6,000 with displays and sales stands. Fantastic family day out.

Field Days site, Lardner Park, via Warragul

Garden Guru for 2021 on Main Stage Tino Carnivale

Born and bred in Tasmania, Tino’s lifelong interest in plants and gardening stems from growing up on his family’s small farm in Southern Tasmania, helping to tend its vineyard, olive grove and extensive vegetable garden.

As well as being a presenter on ABC Television’s Gardening Australia for a decade, Tino writes a weekly column for the Tasmanian newspaper The Mercury and also articles for the Gardening Australia Magazine. He has worked at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and still films there regularly.

He now also does weekly radio with ABC 936, carrying on one of the oldest gardening talkback shows in the world after the retirement of Peter Cundall.

He is active in community programs and events and gives regular talks to gardening groups at conferences and festivals around Australia.

Although he has working experience in commercial agriculture, especially cherry orchard management and small scale farming he is probably happiest in his own garden, propagating and planting, grafting and digging.

 Garden & Home Expo Details

Over 40 Specialist + general nurseries including rare bulbs, perennials, shrubs & trees

Landscaping

Permaculture

Tanks and water saving devices

Gardening tools and machinery

Shade & Hot houses

Spas and pools

Statues and garden features

Interior and exterior furnishings

Indoor and outdoor furniture

Home finance & building products

Windows & Doors

Tradespeople & building products

and more……

Demonstrations by experts over the weekend