Celebrate Father’s Day at Abundance

Meet John, a dad, a grandad and our chief horticulturist

Owner and Nursery Manager John is a dad and grandad. You’ll hear John on ABC talkback radio every month sharing his 40 years horticulture experience with gardeners and growers across the Mid North Coast. 

John’s wealth of knowledge about all things gardening is available at Abundance Garden Centre. Never afraid to try new methods and experimenting with new releases his reputation for producing wow factor plants has grown and he works happily under the motto…. So Much Colour.

Father's Day Bookings Abundance Lakeside Dining

Abundance Lakeside Dining Licensed Venue

We’re taking bookings now for Fathers Day. Our chef tips these dishes to be hot favourites on the day. You can view our lunchtime Winter menu prior to booking. 

  • Lamb shank and belly Braised Lamb Shank, Green Pea Mash, Dutch Carrots and Red Wine Jus
  • Wagyu Beef Burger Smoked Beetroot Puree, Pickles, Tomato, Cheddar, Iceberg Lettuce with Steak Fries and Aioli

  • Pulled Pork Pie Shortcrust, Sweet Potato, Sugar Snaps, Spiced Pepitas and Fetta

Abundance Lakeside Dining is now a fully licensed venue so dad can enjoy a beer and  relax lakeside.

Hot Gift Ideas - Grow Chillies with Dad

Dad’s love chilli! The good news is chilli plants can be grown from either seeds or established plants, and make a hot gift idea for dad’s who love to add spice to their mealtimes.

In warm temperate climates like the Mid North Coast it’s the perfect time to grow chilli. Plant your starter plants from August to December or try some seeds, though be prepared for that slow start.

TIP: Chilli seeds can be sown directly into garden beds. Remember to mulch around the plants for better growing.


Known varieties, like Habenero (500 Scoville Rating ) or Ghost (1.5 million Scoville Rating) are all available at Abundance Garden Centre as established plants ready to go. 

TIP: The Scoville Rating refers to the heat of the chillies so keep out of children’s busy hands.

RELATED: Gardening Australia Chillies Episode 

Gardening Gifts for Dad this Father's Day

Grab a gift from our garden centre to get your garden growing this spring. We have lots of ideas for Father’s Day Gifts. Australian natives, bonsai pots, organic fertilisers, seeds, herbs, pots, garden tools, new season roses, succulents and citrus trees.