City breaks, Oceania

Australians sure do love the outdoor lifestyle. With so much open space and a great climate to boot you’ll find some great events worth experiencing while you’re down under. May is deep in to the Autumn months in the souther hemisphere and there’s a wealth of great home and garden events on all over the country. Aside from being a great place to get some tips on how to improve your home and eat healthier, its also a fantastic way to see the Aussie outdoor life in action. So here’s our guide to some of the best home and garden events happening in Australia this May.

Grow your own

The National Vegetable Expo runs in Werribee, Melbourne from the 2nd to the 3rd of May. It’s about 32km southwest of the CBD. Horticulturalists, trade professionals, crop growers and other interested parties gather to discuss the latest developments in the industry and share their expert opinions. There will be displays and all thoughts of things to get you thinking about how to grow your gorgeous garden.

Get with the times

Bendigo Homexpo Leisure Roadshow at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre runs from May 31 to June 2. Here you can learn about the latest and most advanced techniques available to the avid home decorator or gardener, regardless of whether you own one of your own house and land packages in Melbourne or are looking for land for sale in Illawarra. Products, services and all sorts of expert advice are available, thanks to the help of demonstrators and experts who know all about garden and landscapes, interiors and furniture, home improvement products, pools, saunas, campers, decors and homeware. So much choice!

Up sunny side

If you live up North in the sunny state, you might like to visit the Cairns Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo at Cairns Showground from May 31 to June 2. There’ll be thousands of products and services to choose from and inspect, so you know just what options are available to you should you decide to reinvigorate your home. Whether you’re looking for the perfect cookware, doors or air conditioning, this is the place for you.

And what about your lifestyle?

The Home and Lifestyle Expo in Warriewood, Sydney, is the place to go for you New South Wales natives. Held at the Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre from May 25 to 26, you’ll be brought completely up to date with the best methods for improving your home and lifestyle. Your entire family will have a ball, meeting retailers, suppliers and manufacturers, as well as experienced designers and decorators. They’ll be there on hand to chat about your home grown problems and offer solutions.

From screen to real life

Better Homes and Gardens Live is taking place at Melbourne Showgrounds from May 3 to 5. There’ll be new products to purchase, live demonstrations, advice from the experts and great tips for your home and garden. You can get crafty, get renovating, redo your interior or give the garden an overhaul thanks to the team’s help. There are 250 exhibitors and a garden product showcase, plus workshops and all your favourite Channel 7 stars.

Now you’re ready to tackle your own Do It Yourself home renovation tasks. Whether it’s digging up the back garden to plant your very own vegie patch, or repainting the walls, you’ll be sure to have a ball, and to have made some great contacts, scored some great deals, and gotten a little bit of inspiration.