National Iris Convention 2013
Iris Society of Australia – NSW
Saturday 26 to Wednesday 30 October 2013
Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW
The Convention will be based at The Waldorf Leura Garden Resort and all tours will leave from and return there.
On the first morning we will visit some of the Blue Mountains famous sights, then spend the afternoon at the NSW Iris Show at Wentworth Falls School of Arts. Over the subsequent days there will be workshops on Iris Judging, Ikebana and talks by guest speakers as well as visits to Craignish Garden, Trish Oktober’s garden, Everglades Gardens, Eidolia Park (Graeme Grosvenor and John Taylor), Mayfield Garden, Chapel House, Woodgreen (Peta Trahar), Kookaburra Gardens, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and Mount Victoria Garden (John and Carmel Niland). We are offering an excellent selection of gardens, some of which are not usually open to the public.
There will be the opportunity to purchase iris and other plants at the Iris Show on Saturday and during the garden tours. On Day 4 (Tuesday) we will also visit The Bay Tree Nursery, Mt Victoria, owned by Bill Gratten, who specialises in unusual trees, shrubs and perennials.
Dinner is included each night for convention attendees.
We have block-booked accommodation at The Waldorf to ensure there are rooms for our delegates. We strongly recommend for your convenience and comfort that this is your ideal Convention base. Please book your accommodation at your earliest convenience.
PLEASE NOTE: it is not possible to book your accommodation at the Waldorf Leura Garden Resort online as the Convention has block-booked rooms. Either phone: +61 2 4784 4000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation. To obtain your discounted price you must mention that you are a delegate of the National Iris Convention.
Resort Room 2 paxs $150 Saturday night
$100 Sun/Mon & Tuesday
Deluxe Room 2 paxs $175 Saturday night
$125 Sun/Mon & Tuesday
Rooms on the ground floor are suited to any with mobility issues.
Family Rooms and Family Suites are available if there are groups looking to share accommodation.
Breakfast is included with the tariff.
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Travelling to Leura
From Sydney you can catch a train from Central station to Leura.
If arriving by plane the International Airport Station is easily accessed from the Airport. Go to www.airportlink.com and down load timetables. You will require a ticket from the International Airport Station to Leura in the Blue Mountains. This is at your expense.
If arriving by train, taxis are readily available at Leura Station. Go to www.katoombataxis.com.au/ or phone 4782 1311. There are usually taxis waiting at the roundabout near the station steps. This is at your expense.
There is also a Blue Mountains bus transfer service available from Sydney Airport which will deliver you to your accommodation. Email AAC Passenger Airport Express email@example.com for information. This is at your expense.
Blue Mountains – World Heritage Area
The Blue Mountains are a vibrant tourism destination offering everything from great outdoor experiences to fine dining. Blue Mountains Trolley Tours and Blue Mountains Explorer Bus both offer a great way to make your way around the various tourist destinations with an all day hop on and off ticket. There are also day trips to Jenolan Caves available. For further information please visit www.visitbluemountains.com.au
IMPORTANT many of the gardens that we visit are unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
If you require further information please email Convention Coordinator,
Sandy Luxford at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0410 312 827.