Tomato Festival Sydney goes virtual

18th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Now in its eighth year running, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s award-winning Tomato Festival Sydney will be virtual for the first time ever on February 20 and 21, allowing Australians across the country to get a taste of the successful and popular event.

The virtual program is packed with goodies including free online workshops and demos with experts from the Garden, festival ambassador Costa Georgiadis, Grow it Local and the Diggers Club. There are also tasty recipes from Executive Chef of the Longest Tomato Lunch, Chef Luca Ciano for those looking to indulge in tomato-inspired dishes at home.

Costa Georgiadis will get you as excited about tomatoes as he is.

“The much-loved annual Tomato Festival Sydney is a fun way to celebrate this humble fruit but, more importantly, inspire people to learn more about seed conservation and environmental issues in an accessible way,” says Denise Ora, Chief Executive of the Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney. “We won’t have the usual bustling Festival Village this year, but we are excited about bringing our virtual program to tomato fans across Australia and beyond.”

You’ll get the chance to learn about the different heirloom tomato varieties.

The festival will packed with free live sessions, expert tips on growing and cooking tomatoes, saving seeds, information about the different heirloom varieties and plenty more. And you can enjoy this taste of the festival from the comfort of your home.

The first virtual event will kick off on February 20 at 3.30pm with Georgiadis going behind the scenes, exploring the garden’s nursery and uncovering tips and tricks from horticulture specialists. More information can be found here.