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There may be an admission charge to any events listed below unless otherwise noted. Some may require booking in advance. Weather and other circumstances can cause late changes or cancellations, so check with organisers for the most up-to-date information on scheduled events.

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5 - 6 May 2018: Gympie Garden Expo

For more information visit the website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au.

6 - 12 May 2018: International Composting Awareness Week Australia

Check the website to see what activities will be available in your area: compostweek.com.au/core/

11 - 12 May 2018: Lockyer Valley Orchid Society Autumn Show

Gatton Shire Hall, North Street, Gatton. Plant sales, Cultural advice, Growers stalls, Potting requirements, Raffles, Craft. Lapidary Club Display. Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm. Entry $3.00. For more information call 0432 417 314

12 May 2018 (Saturday): Aspley Orchid Society May Show

Community Hall, 179 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. A wonderful display of flowering orchids, ferns and foliage. Potting demonstrations & cultural advice. Plants, floral arrangements, all orchid growing requirements on sale. EFTPOS available for plant sales only. No cash out. Light refreshments available. Saturday 12th May 2018, 8am-4.30pm. Entry $4. under 16 free. Off Street parking & wheelchair access. Aiding the Aspley Special School. Website: www.aspleyorchidsociety.com

12 - 13 May 2018: Autumn Rose Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by Queensland Rose Society. Every mother deserves roses on Mothers' day! Why not bring mum along to the Queensland Rose Society's Autumn Rose Show? She'll love the sight and scent of hundreds of colourful, fragrant blooms, all in one location! Throughout the show, there'll be friendly and experienced rose growers from the Queensland Rose Society on hand to answer your questions, and give you advice about the best roses to grow in Queensland and how to care for them. This will be a great opportunity to view a wide variety of roses, and decide which ones you like best. There'll be cut roses, potted roses and gardening products for sale, as well as a variety of "rosy items" and refreshments. Perfect gifts for mum. Opening hours are Saturday 12 May 11.30am-4pm, and Sunday 13 May 9am-3pm. Entry $4, children under 15 free. Free parking is available. Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

13 May 2018 (Sunday): Mother's Day Plant Spectacular

Atherton International Club, Kennedy Highway, Atherton. A wide variety of flowering and foliage plants from rainforest to desert. Experienced growers with local knowledge to answer all your questions. Great gift ideas for Mum. 8am-4pm. Free Entry. Website: www.mothersdayplantspectacular.weebly.com

19 - 20 May 2018: Gardens of Jondaryan, Aubigny and Oakey

Presented by Gardens of the Downs. More information: gardensofthedowns.com

Starting 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 May 2018:
 

Chelsea Flower Show

with Back-Roads Touring

Stop and smell the roses on this leisurely tour of Southeast England's greatest gardens and show-stealing stately homes.

Visit the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show
Tour historic manor houses and beautiful grounds of Southeast England
Enjoy overnight stays in historic royal towns such as Tunbridge Wells and Windsor

Back-Roads Touring are experts at providing friendly, relaxed, and flexible touring in Small Group and Tailor-Made packages. The team can also assist with airfares, pre/post accommodation & transfers.

For bookings call our Brisbane-based Customer Service Team
1300 100 410
 
Start dates: 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 May 2018
7 days / 6 nights
From AU$3695pp
Maximum 18 per tour
More info: Chelsea Flower Show Tour
26 - 27 May 2018: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Guest speakers will be Angus Stewart, Jerry Coleby-Williams, Michael Ferraro, Barb Wickes, and Noel Burdette. Entry $ 5.00 (children under 15 free). More Information: facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/

27 May 2018 (Sunday): Herb Awareness

Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor. Presented by the Queensland Herb Society Inc. Discover a large variety of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale. Browse a wide variety of stalls with herbal products including preserves, coffee, teas, spices, skincare, bush foods, wines and all sorts of yummy delights. Relax and revive at Cafe Sage for delicious, home baked, herb inspired food and beverages. Immerse your senses in the delights of tussie mussies. Learn to propagate herbs at our coffee cup recycling station. Enjoy a wide variety of FREE demonstrations, guest speakers, talks and workshops presented by informative Queensland Herb Society members and stall holders. This year featuring a Medieval theme! In addition to the usual huge array of herbs and herbal products for sale, the day will feature medieval entertainers and herbal experts speaking and demonstrating on the use of herbs in Medieval times. Kate Wall will join us again, this year speaking about modern weeds with a medieval importance. 1 DAY ONLY - Sunday 27th of May 2018 from 9am to 3pm. FREE ENTRY (Please note: No EFTPOS and only limited Credit Card facilities available). More Information: www.qldherbsociety.org.au

27 May 2018 (Sunday): Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)

Griffith University Logan Campus, 68 University Drive, Meadowbrook. Come to LEAF 2018 and 'Rethink the future' with Australia's favourite gardener Costa Georgiadis and sustainable farmer and chef Paul West as we explore how we can all reduce, reuse and recycle and create a healthier world and future. Take a photography Masterclass with Steve Parish, or learn how to create a butterfly garden, turn your backyard into heaven for chickens, or make your own sugar-free jams, cheese and kimchi. With everything from workshops in up-cycling and sustainable gardening to delicious organic food and coffee and rides and activities for the kids, the whole family will have a great time at LEAF 2018. This FREE community festival will take place from 10am - 3pm, Sunday 27 May. For more information, visit logan.qld.gov.au/environment-water-and-waste/environmental-programs/logan-eco-action-festival-leaf

Starting 9 Apr; 7, 14, 21, 28 May; 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun; 2, 16, 23, 30 Jul; 20, 27 Aug; 3, 10, 17 Sep 2018



 

The Garden of England

with Back-Roads Touring

Open a treasure box of storybook castles, secret tunnels and enchanting gardens as we dedicate five days to England's exquisite South East. Discover the tales that make Canterbury the jewel in the county's crown and see why Whitstable has been dubbed the 'Pearl of Kent'.

Walk the halls of iconic castles - from Hever to Dover
Wind your way through beautiful countryside aboard a traditional steam train
Sample celebrated beers at Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewer

Back-Roads Touring are experts at providing friendly, relaxed, and flexible touring in Small Group and Tailor-Made packages. The team can also assist with airfares, pre/post accommodation & transfers.

For bookings call our Brisbane-based Customer Service Team
1300 100 410
 
Start dates: 9 Apr; 7, 14, 21, 28 May; 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun; 2, 16, 23, 30 Jul; 20, 27 Aug; 3, 10, 17 Sep 2018
5 days / 4 nights
From AU$2374pp
Maximum 15 per tour
More info: Garden of England Tour
2 June 2018 (Saturday): Indigi Day Out & Folk Redlands Fesitival of Music

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba. More information: http://www.indigiscapes.com.au/WhatsOn/Pages/default.aspx

3 June 2018 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair

7th Brigade Park, Chermside. More details at www.greenheartfair.com.au

3 June 2018 (Sunday): Cairns ECOfiesta

For more information, visit cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta

9 - 10 June 2018: Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More Information: www.cssq.org.au

9 - 10 June 2018: Gardening on the Edge

Maleny Showgrounds. Presented by the Maleny Garden Club Inc. More Information: www.malenygardenclub.org

16 June 2018 (Saturday): Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair

Old Esk Railway Station, Pipeliner Park, Esk-Hampton Road, Esk. A real country garden fair with something for everyone. Quality stallholders. Numerous plant and garden related stalls. Speakers including Annette McFarlane, Alison Alexander & Paul Hains. Scarecrow contest & display, food and coffee, excellent raffle prizes, bus drop zone & plant creche. 8am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation. More information: facebook.com/eskgardenandlifestylefair or email valleyofthelakesgardenclub[at]gmail.com

16 June 2018 (Saturday): Cultural Heritage & Scar Tree Workshop

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Booking required. More information: http://www.indigiscapes.com.au/WhatsOn/Pages/default.aspx

23 - 24 June 2018: Lindmar Open Garden and Plant Lovers Fair

130 Blewers Road, Morayfield. Lindmar is a beautifully presented acreage garden where easily accessible pathways take you past large gardens of flowering camellias, perennials and bromeliads, colourful borders, an established rainforest and shady seating areas. Plant sales, expert garden talks ( Claire Bickle and Russell Young), native beehive demo and honey harvesting and tasting, Caboolture Woodcrafters and many more. Specialist growers of cottage garden perennials, orchids, tropical and carnivorous plants, succulents and cactus and rare and unusual plants will be in attendance. Light refreshments and sausage sizzle available for sale. Toilet facilities provided. 9.30am-4.00pm both days. Entry $8, under 18 yrs free. Website: lindmargarden.com.au

30 June - 1 July 2018: North Moreton Queensland Orchid Council Inc. Charity Spectacular Orchid Show.

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Many varieties of orchids, ferns and foliage plants will be on display and for sale. Throughout the day, potting demonstrations will be done with experts on hand to give advice. Wide range of fertilizer, pots and horticultural supplies on sale. Light refreshments available. Raffle drawn at 3pm Sunday (winner notified by phone). Tour buses are welcome. Show in aid of charity Be Uplifted Inc., a breast cancer support group. Saturday June 30th 8.30am-3.30pm and Sunday July 1st 8.30am-3.00pm. Admission: adults $4.00, children under 14 years free. Access by public transport available. Free parking onsite.

13 - 15 July 2018
Queensland Garden Expo logo
 

Queensland Garden Expo

Queensland's premier gardening event, in Nambour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Whether you're a first-time gardener or seasoned enthusiast, there'll be lots to enjoy.

  

Location:  

Nambour Showgrounds, Sunshine Coast. Free shuttle bus from train station. More travel & parking info on the website

Times:  

Friday 13th July, 8am- 5pm

Saturday 14th July, 8am-5pm

Sunday 15th July, 8am-4pm

Cost:  

Adult $20, children 15 yrs & under free. See website for group rates, concessions and multi-day passes

Highlights of the 2018 Expo will include:
More than 360 exhibitors including over 55 nurseries, plant cloak room
More than 120 presentations and demonstrations across eight stages
A team of garden pros on hand to answer questions & offer free advice
Display garden competition. Cast a vote in the People's Choice Award
Giant organic kitchen garden, Cook's Garden Stage, organic food court
Garden clubs' & societies' exhibits, members available to answer questions
Sunshine Coast Council's Living Backyard - learn how to attract wildlife
To learn more, go to www.qldgardenexpo.com.au
31 August - 1 September 2018: Nambour Orchid Society Spring Show

Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave, Nambour. Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September 2018. Phone 54417201 for details. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com

15 - 16 September 2018: Spring Wildflower Show & Native Plants Market

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by Native Plants Queensland. More information: npq.org.au/whats-on/major-events

16 September 2018 (Sunday):
Botanical Bazaar

Botanical Bazaar

A community garden festival where naturally wild, urban gardening and nature lovers of all ages connect.

The festival will educate and inspire novice to avid gardeners. Showcasing urban and organic gardening, a variety of plant sales, medicinal herb and health hut, botanical homewares and sustainable living concepts.


Explore over 90 green inspired exhibitors, nature and craft workshops, educational talks by celebrity gardeners (Jerry Colbey-Williams, Phil Dudman, Claire Bickle and more!) plus delicious food and entertainment.

This all-weather event is supported by Councillor Peter Young, Division 5, City of Gold Coast.

  Location:  

Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang

  Date:  

Sunday 16th September 2018, 9am-4pm

  Cost:  

$15 Adults | Kids Free. Contact event for group discounts.

  Website:  botanicalbazaar.com.au
Botanical Bazaar
21 - 30 September 2018: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Go to the website www.tcof.com.au for more information.

29 - 30 September 2018: Rockhampton Orchid Society Inc. Spring Show

Rockhampton State High School hall, Campbell St. Website: www.rockhamptonorchidsociety.com.au

12 - 14 October 2018: Pittsworth Spring Garden Competition

More information: gardensofthedowns.com

6 - 7 October 2018: National Rose Championships & Qld Spring Rose Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by Queensland Rose Society. Do you love roses? Throughout the show, there will be hundreds of champion roses on display from rose growers all around Australia. There will also be friendly and experienced rose growers from the Queensland Rose Society on hand to answer your questions, and give you advice about which are the best roses to grow in Queensland and how to care for them. A perfect opportunity to view a wide variety of roses, and decide which ones you like best! There will be demonstrations, crafts, potted and cut roses, and fertilisers for sale. Don't forget to buy a ticket for the Garden Package raffle. Saturday 6 October 11:30am-4pm, and Sunday 7 October 9am-3pm. Entry is $4. Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

27 - 28 October 2018: Gardens of Brookstead

Presented by Gardens of the Downs. More information: gardensofthedowns.com

2 - 3 November 2018: Nambour Orchid Society Orchid species show and trade fair

Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave, Nambour. Friday 2nd November and Saturday 3rd November 2018. Phone 54417201 for details. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com

2019
27 - 28 April 2019:


Russell Young of Russell Young Garden Designs
Russell Young
 

Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair

Proudly hosted by Russell Young of Russell Young Garden Designs, this event is the only one of its kind held locally as a community project.

A plethora of stalls selling a wide variety of plants, garden tools and accessories.

Program of guest speakers.

Plant creche, food stalls, entertainment..

Easy access, off street parking, wheel chair friendly venue (ask about parking). Buses welcome. Lawnton train station 5 min walk, 10 min drive from Bruce Highway (Exit 58) and 5 mins drive from Strathpine Shopping Centre. Nearest ATMs at Westfield.

Location:  

Lawnton Show Ground, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton

Dates:  

Saturday 27 April 2019

Sunday 28 April 2019

Website:  www.pineriversgardenandplantfair.com.au

18 - 19 May 2019: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More Information: facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/

To be announced: Ginger Flower & Food Festival (2019)
Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information

To be announced: The Tropical Affair (2019)
Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org

To be announced: Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Annual Show & Plant Sale (2019)
More Information: pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show

To be announced: Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo (2019)
Check the website for latest info: www.plantexpo.com.au

To be announced: Queensland Begonia Society (2019)
Website: queenslandbegonia.wordpress.com

To be announced: Redlands Living Green Expo (2019)
Check the website for latest info: www.indigiscapes.com.au

To be announced: Ecofest (2018)
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest

To be announced: Focus on Camellias (2018)
Queensland Camellia Society. Website: www.camelliasqld.org.au

To be announced: Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo (2018)
Toowoomba. Website: toowoombacamelliashow.com

To be announced: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2018)
Check the website www.bogi.org.au for latest information.

To be announced: Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo (2018)
Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to www.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au

To be announced: Springtime on the Mountain (2018)
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au

To be announced: Beaudesert Districts Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show (2018)
For more information, visit their website: www.bdofs.com

To be announced: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2018)
Wondai (near Kingaroy). Check the website for latest info: www.wondaigardenexpo.com

To be announced: Buderim Garden Festival (2018)
Check the website for more information: www.buderimgardenclub.com

To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2018)
Website: Gold Coast Rose Society Inc


 
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