Better known for his exploits on ABC’s Gardening Australia or as Costa the Garden Gnome on Get Grubby TV, Costa Georgiadis, will be coming to the Forbes River-side Community Garden for their open day on Saturday, 29 May. It will cap what has been a huge month for Central West Land-care and Forbes Riverside Gardens.
Aside from being a television personality and presenter, Georgiadis is a landscape architect, an environmentalist and producer. He has helped created Costa’s Garden Odyssey for SBS and also picked up a Sil-ver Logie for his Gardening Australia work.
Costa is also involved with regenerative agriculture and holistic practices that deal with the issues arising from a rapidly urbanising world. His passion for plants and biodiversity is all-encompassing.
The event has been organised by Central West Lachlan Landcare, who have invited the popular green thumb to participate in the Schools’ Eco Day on Friday, 28 May and speak at the Landcare dinner that night.
While it isn’t a Costa look-a-like competition, pre-school aged children are encouraged to come to the Open Day dressed as garden gnomes and to take part in the Gnome Parade at 11am. Each gnome will be presented with a token gift as a memento of the day.
To help raise funds for Landcare’s Schools’ Eco Day, the Community Garden is raffling two tickets, total value $200, to the Landcare Dinner on Friday, 28 May.
Raffle tickets are only $5 each (prize – two dinner tickets) are available at the Community Garden between 9am and 11am each day, except Sundays, and at various retail outlets around town. Forbes Riverside Community Garden is at 59-71 Reymond Street, Forbes.
Please pre-register if you are coming to the Garden on Open Day. Tickets are a COVID requirement. Go online to www.stickytickets.com.au/YQZMK to book.