As the proud organisers of this event the Rotary Clubs of Kew, Brighton North and Central Melbourne aim to firstly, raise much needed funds for selected Charities; and secondly, to encourage creative, bold, innovative, versatile, practical and responsible gardening in our Australian gardens.
The Patron of this festival is John Patrick, the well known media identity. Mr Patrick confirmed that 100% of the net proceeds go to the Charities selected by Rotary.
So far, Rotary has, through Garden DesignFest, raised over $400,000 for Charity.
End Trachoma by 2020
The main charity to benefit from this year’s Garden DesignFest is End Trachoma by 2020. Australia is the world’s only developed country with trachoma, an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices.