Media Release: National Gardening Week

George Hoad AM (centre) with members of his garden club celebrating spring with a parade of floral hats. George urges everyone to have fun in a garden for National Gardening Week in October.

October 15-21, 2023


National Gardening Week offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the simple joys of gardening and to promote an activity that is good for both mind and body!

Over the past few years, our nation has faced droughts, fires, floods and the uncertainty that a global pandemic has brought to our lives. Gardening, whether on country acres, a suburban block, or a high-rise balcony, can be a refuge from your day-to-day worries, a pastime to lose oneself in, or a haven to find peace with nature.

National Gardening Week is proudly supported by the Garden Clubs of Australia (GCA). Established in 1950, GCA it is the nation’s premiere organisation for garden clubs and other like-minded groups. Today it has more than 750 affiliates representing more than 50,000 members. National Gardening Week fulfils one of the organisation’s main aims: extending the culture of gardening into the wider community for the benefit of all citizens. Many affiliate garden clubs celebrating the event each year.

The driving force behind National Gardening Week is passionate gardener, Past President of the GCA and National Gardening Week Ambassador, George Hoad AM.

“This year marks the seventh year National Gardening Week will be celebrated across the country and it’d heartening to see so many new gardeners coming onboard each year – digging in and celebrating this most enjoyable of activities,” says George.

National Gardening Week is open to everybody. People of all ages from all organisations, businesses, local communities, local councils, schools can participate in and celebrate gardening in any way they choose.

“Throw a garden party, visit a local park, join a garden club, plant a tree, visit your local nursery, or just spend a day relaxing on the lawn – the list of possible activities is endless,” says George.

For further information contact:

George Hoad AM
National Gardening Week Ambassador
52 Alfred Road, Killabakh NSW 2429
Phone: 0437 887 020
GCA website:

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