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Tomato Festival Sydney 2021

The Tomato Festival Sydney 2021 is going virtual on 20 and 21 February!

Unfortunately we’re not able to host the Festival at the Garden this year but we have fabulous live free sessions with the Festival Ambassador Costa Georgiadis, Grow it Local and the Diggers Club.

There are also great recipes from award winning and Executive Chef of the Longest Tomato Lunch – Chef Luca Ciano, great tips on growing tomatoes, interesting tomato facts, information about the different heirloom varieties and a look back at last year’s Festival. We hope you enjoy this small taste of the Festival and look forward to welcoming you back to the Garden in 2022.

Interesting things about tomatoes

Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are members of the Solanaceae or Nightshade family of plants. 

This is a large worldwide family with over 90 genera and 2500 species containing not only tomatoes but many other of our most important food plants 


Heirloom tomato varieties

The Diggers Club is the home of heirloom tomatoes. Their varieties are tops in taste and yield.

From bite sized cherries for salads to whoppers for the biggest of hamburger buns, they have a tomato for every taste bud.


Growing Friends Plant Sales

For those with a green thumb visit the Growing Friends nursery for a wide range of potted plants propagated from the Garden's living collection.

Browse our collection