Indoor Plant Workshop
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Indoor Plant Workshop

Ever fancied having your own indoor plant jungle, full of lush green rainforest plants? Indoor plants are not only beautiful but good for your health, they release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, purifying the air and removing harmful toxins. After this workshop, you’ll be on your way to creating an indoor plant oasis with confidence.

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Cooking Class with Two Good Co.
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Cooking Class with Two Good Co.

Learn tricks of the trade from the fabulous Chef Angie Prendergast from Two Good Co. Chef Angie, will be guiding us through a new recipe and teaching us techniques in how to make cooking enjoyable, easy and healthy.  This is a hands on experience, so be prepared to get involved (if you like). By the end of this workshop you will know a new recipe and have shared a meal with new and old friends.

Two Good is a company that supports local women’s refuges for domestic violence survivors. 

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Summer planting in the 5 Senses Garden Vegepods
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Summer planting in the 5 Senses Garden Vegepods

Grow what you eat. Have a say and hand in what we grow in the garden. Participants will each have the opportunity to plant a vegie or herb in the raised vegie beds. Our community vegetable gardens are designed to bring people together, and offer fresh produce to our clients and the broader community. Come and leave your mark in the garden and watch your handy work blossom.

Clients are invited to harvest produce from the garden to take home and eat or share with family and friends.

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Greek & Cypriot Feast
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Greek & Cypriot Feast

Join us for another cultural event… This week the 5 Senses Garden will be transporting you to the islands of Cyprus and Greece.  Come and celebrate the land of blue and white to enjoy the cuisine and experience the music and traditional dance of this beautiful region.

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An expert talk on Geraniums and Pelargoniums by Robyn Bible
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

An expert talk on Geraniums and Pelargoniums by Robyn Bible

Geranium’s and Pelargoniums are beloved plants throughout the world. Come to see the amazing variety and beauty of Geraniums and Pelargoniums. Robyn Bible is a collector that knows everything there is to know about geraniums and pelargoniums. Come and see Robyn’s rare and beautiful collection and learn more about this amazing plant genus. Robyn will also be selling an enticing selection of her plants. This is a rare and unique opportunity, don’t miss out.

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5 Senses Garden Christmas Party & Cooking Class with Two Good Co.
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

5 Senses Garden Christmas Party & Cooking Class with Two Good Co.

It makes sense that our last workshop in December be a party, not only to celebrate Christmas but also our first year of workshops at the 5 Senses Garden. Angie, from Two Good Co. will be teaching us some Christmas themed recipes and then we’ll share lunch together.  It’s an opportunity to cook something different and share your own expert tips and tricks in the kitchen as well as supporting a good cause.

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Spring Garden Tour
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Garden Tour

The second instalment of the 5 Senses Garden Tour! Spring is wondrous time to see gardens; they are at their most glorious, so come along and discover some of the beautiful gardens of Concord. It will be a fun and inspiring day as we meet the owners sharing their private gardens. We will end the Garden Tour with lunch at the 5 Senses Garden.

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Cooking Class with Nonna Saitta, Pesto
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Cooking Class with Nonna Saitta, Pesto

Come and make pesto, the Sicilian way, with Nonna Saitta. The sweet fragrance of basil in the warm air is synonymous with spring; in fact, it is the taste of spring! Pesto literally means “to pound”, releasing the full aroma of the basil leaf, a true celebration of the season. Pesto originates from Genoa and goes as far back  as the Roman Ages.

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Succulent Workshop
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Succulent Workshop

Learn how to propagate and create your own living art with an assortment of succulents. You’ll be able to choose your own succulents and arrange them in a pot. Turn these easy-care and beautiful plants into a tabletop sculpture, to brighten any corner or create a focal point in your garden.

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The Sharing Project
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

The Sharing Project

We’ll be returning to the popular Sharing Project, where we bring along a few of our favourite things: songs; family treasures; recipes; photos; stories. We will also hold a book, seed, cuttings and produce swap. Plus there will be live music on the day!!! Feel free to just bring yourself if you prefer. The team from Home Based Therapy (Concord Hospital) will also be sharing information about the services they provide. This includes a range of specialist therapies available to you; such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and speech therapy.  

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Spring Garden Tour
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Garden Tour

Spring is wondrous time to see gardens; they are at their most glorious, so come along and discover some of the beautiful private gardens of Concord. It will be a fun and inspiring day as we meet the owners sharing their gardens. We will end the Garden Tour with lunch at the 5 Senses Garden.

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Cooking Class with Nonna Saitta, Risotto
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

Cooking Class with Nonna Saitta, Risotto

Nonna Saitta was born in Librizzi, Sicily and grew up in the beautiful Isole Eolie, an island off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy. Nonna Saittai will show us how to make a traditional pumpkin risotto. Get all the tips and tricks to creating this classic home-style dish the traditional way. This will be an authentic experience, where the customs, traditions and culture shine through the ingredients, the act of cooking and the food itself.

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Making your own Kokedama
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Making your own Kokedama

Kokedama is an ancient Japanese technique (meaning moss ball), where a plant’s root system is bound with moss and string, transforming it into a mini work of art.

Lunch is included. Ideal for anyone who loves plants and wants to be creative. After this fun workshop you will:

  • Be able to make more kokedamas for your friends and family

  • Take home a kokedama of your own making.

  • Know how to care for your plant and keep them alive.

Lunch provided.

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Happy Healthy You
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Happy Healthy You

Our mental health is important and is often overlooked when it comes to older people. Following our discussion around grief and loss, we explore how we can maintain positive mental health and reflect on the important things in our life. This workshop will be run by Jane Massa, Coordinator of Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH), Sydney Local Health District.

Lunch provided.

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Nursing Museum
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Nursing Museum

Something a little different. Join us for a VIP tour of the Nursing Museum at Concord Hospital. The Museum collects, preserves, displays and researches objects, material and information relating to Australian military nursing and the early history of Concord Repatriation General Hospital. It has an interesting collection of nursing uniforms dating to the Boer War. There is also a document collection consisting of diaries, personal papers, photographs and memorabilia of military nurses from the 1890’s through to the Vietnam War.

Followed by lunch in the 5 Senses Garden.

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Italian Feast
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Italian Feast

Join us for a cultural event. We recognise the incredible contribution Italians have made to Australian history and culture and we are celebrating it. Join us for an Italian feast made by SUD, a restaurant serving Southern Italian Street Food in Concord.

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Grief and Loss
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Grief and Loss

We have a serious and important discussion about grief and loss. We know many of you are dealing with difficult times. We want to open the doors to discuss these difficult issues and support each other. This welcoming workshop will be run by Michael Dash a Bereavement Counsellor for Sydney Local Health District.

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The 5 Senses Sharing Project
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

The 5 Senses Sharing Project

Bring along something you would like to share. It could be your favourite book (or books), seeds to share, fruit and vegetables or flowers grown from your garden, plants, recipes or stories. We would love to hear from people who have an interesting story to tell.

Roman will be cooking a beautiful fish curry, sharing his family favourite with you.

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Taronga Zoo is coming to Concord!
Jul
15
10:30 AM10:30

Taronga Zoo is coming to Concord!

Taronga Zoo is coming to Concord!! How long has it been since you have visited the zoo?

Well the Zoo is coming to us. Do you love animals and want to get up close and personal with our furry and scaly friends? Do you want to know more about what Taronga Zoo are doing for conservation? Come along to this unique event at the Garden. This workshop is in the school holidays. It’s a great opportunity for your kids, grand-kids and great grand-kids to join in. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

BBQ in the Garden included.

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Floristry
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

Floristry

Do you wish you were a florist, working with flowers every day and making people happy? Sophie from Puggle and Squib Wildflowers is a florist extraordinaire. She will be hosting a workshop to teach us how to make your own floral arrangement to take home for a loved one (or keep to yourself). This workshop is in the school holidays. This is a great opportunity for your kids, grand kids and great grand kids to come along and join us.

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Culture Kitchen: Pasta Making with Two Good Co.
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Culture Kitchen: Pasta Making with Two Good Co.

Pasta Making with Two Good Co.

Let’s cook together and share a meal. Come and learn a recipe and kitchen techniques; try cooking another cuisine that might be new to you and share your own expert tips and tricks in the kitchen. Two Good Co. is a social enterprise that supports local women’s refuges for domestic violence survivors by donating meals click here to find out more https://www.twogood.com.au/#/.

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Cooking workshop with Angie from Two Good Co.
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Cooking workshop with Angie from Two Good Co.

Let’s cook together and share a meal. Come and learn a recipe and kitchen techniques; try cooking another cuisine that might be new to you and share your own expert tips and tricks in the kitchen. Two Good Co. is a social enterprise that supports local women’s refuges for domestic violence survivors by donating meals click here to find out more https://www.twogood.com.au/#/.   o.

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Cooking workshop with Chef Angie from Two Good Co.
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Cooking workshop with Chef Angie from Two Good Co.

Culture Kitchen: the Language of food cooking demonstration with two good co.

Let’s cook together and share a meal. Come and learn a recipe and kitchen techniques; try cooking another cuisine that might be new to you and share your own expert tips and tricks in the kitchen. Two Good Co. is a social enterprise that supports local women’s refuges for domestic violence survivors by donating meals click here to find out more https://www.twogood.com.au/#/.  

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SOLD OUT! Gardening for Good Health - talk by Royal Botanic Gardens
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! Gardening for Good Health - talk by Royal Botanic Gardens

SOLD OUT! Elizabeth from Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney presents Gardening for Good Health

Gardening is a unique form of exercise that allows you to do something calming, creative and fun while you work various muscle groups and get a moderate level of cardiovascular exercise as well. Join us in this workshop to find out the many ways that gardening can help you.

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Culture Kitchen: the Language of food Cooking Demonstration with Two Good Co.
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Culture Kitchen: the Language of food Cooking Demonstration with Two Good Co.

Let’s cook together and share a meal. Come and learn a new recipe, try cooking another cuisine that you may have never tried before and share your own expert tips and tricks in the kitchen. Two Good is a company that supports local women’s refuges for domestic violence survivors by donating meals. 

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Culture Kitchen: the Language of food Cooking Demonstration with Two Good Co.
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Culture Kitchen: the Language of food Cooking Demonstration with Two Good Co.

Let’s cook together and share a meal. Come and learn a new recipe, try cooking another cuisine that you have never tried before and share your own expert tips and tricks in the kitchen. Two Good is a company that supports local women’s refuges for domestic violence survivors by donating meals. 

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Dementia: Let’s Talk, by Anne Tunks
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Dementia: Let’s Talk, by Anne Tunks

Learn about the risk factors for dementia and get some tips on prevention strategies. Anne Tunks is the Dementia Advisor at Sydney Local Health District, and has over 14 years’ experience in the field. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and find out what lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind healthy.

Lunch provided.

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Create your own succulent Kokedama Moss Ball with the Plant Artisan, Jo
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Create your own succulent Kokedama Moss Ball with the Plant Artisan, Jo

Fun and easy to make, kokedama are just the thing to add a little greenery to almost any indoor or outdoor space. Originating from Japan, kokedama is a method of containing plants in a soil mixture and securing the plant and soil mix with moss using twine. Artist and maker Jo will explain this style of bonsai and the art of creating living designs, which closely resemble forms found in nature. 

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5 Senses Garden Opening!
Feb
15
4:00 PM16:00

5 Senses Garden Opening!

We are excited to invite you, your family and friends to the opening of the 5 Senses Garden. Join in the festivities with refreshments, entertainment and activities.

RSVP: Please call us on 9799 5099 to reserve your place by 31 January 2019

Transport: We have a limited number of places to transport our clients to this event. A $10 transport fee applies.

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