The city will have a country fair-like atmosphere on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 when the Adelaide Botanic Garden hosts the inaugural Heirloom Weekend.
Presented by the Diggers Club and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, the Heirloom Weekend will run from 10am to 3pm on the Saturday and Sunday in question with workshops, masterclasses, live music, growing competitions and children’s activities. While entry and the workshops are free, the masterclasses are ticketed events and must be pre-booked. The two masterclasses are: Talking Heirlooms - the history and importance of heirlooms and Heritage Apples – selecting and growing heritage apples, pears, nashis and quinces. There will be also home-made produce for sale such as honey and preserves as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. A pumpkin competition will be held on the Sunday where people can bring in their favourite home-grown pumpkin to try and win best in show. The free workshops and information include becoming an urban beekeeper, raising chickens and growing and preserving your harvest. Heirloom Weekend Adelaide Botanic Garden (main activities will be held on the lawn between Diggers Garden Shop and First Creek) Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, 10am to 3pm facebook.com