The Great Local Picnic

The huge sustainability and zero waste celebration is back again in 2024.

In the heart of the city’s Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne, join ABC’s Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis for an afternoon celebrating sustainable living. The Great Local Picnic features a huge line up of special guests and leading sustainability innovators for a big green day out.

Bring your rug and basket with delicious dishes made from homegrown harvests, or pack a locally sourced spread and join the showcase of local food, innovative sustainability and community connection.

Come with your family or group of friends, or register as a community or work group and be part of an inspirational and entertaining day, and reconnect and unite on sustainability journeys.

Discover your inner eco designer in a workshop-performance hybrid in which you are invited to create the unique fashion statement of your dreams from old clothes and textile waste.

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Photo credit: Great Local Picnic 2023, photo by National Sustainable Living Festival.

The Great Local Picnic is a free public event brought to you by the National Sustainable Living Festival. Proudly supported by Venue Partner Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Principal Event Partner The City of Melbourne.


Picnic Parade with Dirtgirl & Costa the Garden Gnome

Dirtgirl & Costa the Garden Gnome are on a mission…a picnic mission! They are looking for some little helpers to help them dig up some picnic mission magic! 

Join the gang and supercharge the mission by dressing up in your favourite garden, flower, gnome or animal costume. Perfect for the whole family….this is one picnic mission not to miss.

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