Garden Releaf Day 2018- Saturday April 14


Independent garden centres across Australia will once again be supporting the Garden Releaf program in 2018 with Garden Releaf day set for Saturday April 14 Focusing on the benefits of plants and gardens to enrich our lives, garden centres will be exploding with colour, plenty of fun activities and informative events across the day (and for some the week end).The aim is to encourage people to get into their garden and get planting – or take someone to a garden to just enjoy.


Gardens and colour continue to prove to be beneficial for positive mental health and wellbeing so Garden Releaf day will be themed around Colour for Health. The Garden centres will be bursting with colour and beautiful plants and we will once again support beyond blue through related fund raising activities in the lead up to and on the day.

Check the website for specific information on each Independent Garden Centre in early February 2018.

What is Garden Releaf?

Garden Releaf is an innovative program established by Garden Centres of Australia (GCA) in 2014 to help people understand the numerous benefits that spending time in a garden or simply being surrounded by living greenery can have on a person’s health and wellbeing.

Garden Releaf is here to promote all the benefits that surrounding yourself with living plants can bring and to re-iterate there are so many ways to do this be it; working in your garden, enjoying time in a garden created by others, enjoying the produce or fragrance from a garden, being able to just look at and enjoy a garden or simply breathing cleaner air because there are more trees and plants in your day to day life. Gardening and living greenery has been proven to improve not only a person’s physical and mental health but also to reduce stress and anxiety and build self-esteem.

Research and studies continue to identify new ways that plants and gardens enrich our lives and through our Garden Releaf program we will communicate and highlight these benefits. Most importantly Garden Releaf will provide ideas and opportunities, inspiration and events that will help you and/or a loved one to actively get involved and improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Sadly we know that 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety- this will be a chance for you to get involved and learn a bit more about how you can help yourself and others improve mental and physical wellbeing – by simply emerging yourself in plants and a garden.

Please help us support beyondblue

We are delighted to advise that through the support of our Independent Garden Centres, the media, garden industry suppliers and the community in 2015, 2016 and again in 2017 the Garden Releaf program raised around $200,000 for beyondblue and for that we thank everyone involved.

We have been fortunate to be supported by many of the key horticultural media and personalities in Australia including:

• Johanna Griggs – Better Homes & Gardens
• Graham Ross – Better Homes & Gardens, Radio 2GB & 4BC
• Costa Georgiadis Gardening Australia ABC
• Linda Ross – Radio Lifestyle and Garden Clinic
• Jane Edmanson – Radio 3AW Melbourne & Gardening Australia ABC
• Michael Keelan – Radio 5aa Adelaide
• Sophie Thomson – Gardening Australia ABC & Sunday Mail SA
• Trevor Cochrane – The Garden Gurus magazine & TV
• Sabrina Hahn –Radio ABC 720 Perth, also the West Australian gardening
• Annette McFarlane – Radio ABC 612 Brisbane
• Teena Sandford – ABC Radio 105.9 NT

What's Beautiful in Autumn 

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Lots of new stock! Waratah, in three colours, protea, grafted gum and stacks of Natives. New Season Vegetables, colourful perennials, special collectors plants and more. 


Planning a wedding? We can create wedding bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, reception flowers, cake flowers, church and ceremony arrangements.


Need bulk garden soil or mulch, landscaping or maintenance. 

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Fresh Flowers for all occasions. Delivered to Dungog, surrounds and Australia wide.


Tasty selection of Citrus including native finger limes. 


Autumn  ROSES

Our Beautiful range of roses and trees are something to see. Come into the garden centre today.



you will be pleasantly surprised by our large range of gifts including silk flowers, vases, decorative pots...

Established in 1999, Country Elegance is one of the most
extensive and well resourced retail garden centres in the Hunter Valley.


Set within lovely landscaped grounds, you will find a great variety of indoor and outdoor plants to choose from as well as gifts and homewares, pots, statues, outdoor furniture, gardening supplies, fish and accessories, a florist and much more that will surely give you lots of inspiration for your new or existing garden.

There is nothing our friendly staff can’t help you with when it comes to caring and maintaining your garden. We can provide you with expert advice and useful tips on what and when to plant. Our staff have the local knowledge of what plant lines do well in our area. We pride ourselves on getting the best results when planting and maintaining your garden!

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Our Suppliers

 Phyllis Riccardo
 Wayne Simmons
 Fred Manalad
 Louis Kaufmann
 Harold Hill
 Sean Campbell
 Margaret Ward




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