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Queensland Gardening Events Diary

If you're looking for a particular event, scroll down the page to the appropriate date or use the "find" function in your browser using a relevant keyword (e.g. "Ipswich" or "rose").

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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16 - 17 March 2019:
Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo

Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo

Join us for all the fun and colour. The family will enjoy:
Stages featuring guest speakers
Stalls of dedicated plant sellers and related products
Organic & edible gardening, native & non-native plants
Plant creche and variety of food stalls
Entertainment for both adults and children

A subtropical plant collector's paradise!   


Doomben Racecourse, Hampden Street, Ascot


Saturday 16th March, 9am - 4pm

Sunday 17th March, 9am - 2pm

  Day Entry:  

$12 adult / $10 concession (card), children under 15 free       


Limited free parking

Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
16 - 17 March 2019: Queensland Orchid Society Inc Autumn Show

Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. Beautiful flowering orchids on display. Plants for sale excellent variety of species and hybrids. Plant Minding Area. Floral Art for sale. Orchid accessories on sale. Potting Demonstrations. Two Bears Ceramics. Light refreshment available. Plenty of parking. Saturday 16th March 2019 8:30am-3:30pm; Sunday 17th March 2019 8:30am-3:00pm. Entry $4.00, children free. Website:

16 - 17 March 2019: Queensland Dahlia Society Annual State Dahlia Show

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. The State show will feature many dahlias that have been locally hybridized which are highly regarded, having won many major awards at national shows around Australia and also overseas. Hundreds of other blooms will be exhibited, ranging from the giant decorative type to the miniature pompon. Exhibitors coming from the Stanthorpe, Byron Bay, local Brisbane, outer Brisbane areas. Admission $4.00. Refreshments available. More information phone 3359 3457. Website:

23 - 24 March 2019: Northern Districts Horticultural Society "Colour on Parade"

Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Colour on Parade is the Northern Districts Horticultural Society's 23rd Annual Open Show. A colourful display of Dahlias, Roses, Cut Flowers and Orchids. Artistic Floral Art exhibits. Heaps of luscious potted plants. There will be a wide range of exhibits all in one place in one show. Open to the public Saturday 23rd March 12.00pm-3.30pm and Sunday 24th March 9.00am-3.30pm. Schedules are available from the NDHS secretary david.r.stephenson[at] Mob 0413 259 074.

30 - 31 March 2019: Bimer Bonsai Club Annual Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. As well as a magnificent display of local bonsai trees there will be a large sales area of bonsai trees and interesting green stock and bonsai related items, including tools and pots. An interactive demonstration of bonsai creation with questions and answers will be open to the attending public. Saturday 30th March 9am to 5pm and Sunday 31st March 9am to 4pm. Entrance fee is still only $3, or $10 for families of 4 or more.

30 - 31 March 2019: Eastern District Orchid Society Inc. Autumn Show

Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. There will be a beautiful display of flowering orchids. Excellent range of both species and hybrid orchids for sale. Plant Minding Area. Floral Art and Craft for sale. Orchid accessories (pots, bark etc) on sale. Potting Demonstrations on both days. Advice from our experienced growers. Two Bears Ceramics will be there. Light refreshments available. Plenty of parking available. Site is wheelchair friendly. Saturday 30th March 2019 8.30am-4.00pm; Sunday 31st March 2019 8.30am-3.00pm. Entry $4.00 for adults, children under 14 yrs free. Website:

6 - 7 April 2019:

Bromeliad & Tropicals Autumn Show & Sale

Presented by The Bromeliad Society of Queensland

Display and show of competition plants

Thousands of bromeliads and other tropical plants for sale

Free advice from growers

Monster raffle, book sales and refreshments

All proceeds from the Monster Raffle benefit the Pine Rivers Special School Horticultural Program.


Genesis Christian College, Youngs Crossing Road, Bray Park


Saturday 6 April 2019,  8.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 7 April 2019,  9.00am - 1.00pm


$4.00.  BSQ members receive free and express entry.


6 - 7 April 2019: Wickes Open Garden

8 Roms Court, Buderim 4556. This garden will be a source of information for visitors looking to create a subtropical cottage garden. Barb and Rex Wickes started with a blank canvas twenty years ago. The plan was to mix subtropical with cool climate plants to create a cottage-style garden. This has resulted in a stunning collection of salvias, old-fashioned roses, perennials, bulbs, fragrant climbers and herbs. A noted feature of the large garden is the grove of tropical birch (Betula nigra) and several swamp cypress (Taxodium distichum). A lily-filled dam and dry-stone walls, made with local stone from the Glasshouse Mountains, add further distinction to the garden. This opening will be the last opportunity to view the Wickes garden as the owners are planning on selling in the not-too-distant future. A large selection of cottage garden plants will be for sale and members of The Perennial Poppies Group will be available to chat to visitors. Horticultural identities Jerry Coleby-Williams and Ross McKinnon will be in attendance during the weekend. Refreshments will be available. Some funds from the weekend will benefit the Katie Rose Cottage Hospice. Open 10am-4.30pm. Admission $10 (under 18 free). For more information 5445 6875, mobile 0414 364 761, email r.bwickes[at]

6 - 7 April 2019: The Queensland Council of Garden Clubs "A Garden A Fair"

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. The Queensland Council of Garden Clubs is the umbrella organisation of over 120 Garden Clubs throughout Queensland. At this year's event there will be many displays of floral art, flowers, greenery, fruit and vegetables etc. plus many gardeners just waiting to answer your questions. There will also be stalls selling home made products and potted plants. Great gifts for Mothers Day. Fabulous raffle with many prizes, and delicious refreshments to enjoy throughout the day. Saturday 6th April 10.00am-3.30pm; Sunday 7th April 9.00am-3.00 p.m. Entry $3.00, children free. Parking is free. Website:

20 April 2019 (Saturday): South Burnett Orchid Show

Diggers Room, Wondai RSL, 87 Mackenzie Street Wondai. Plant sales, rolling raffles. 9.30am-3pm. $3.00 entry. More Information 41681695

20 - 21 April 2019: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

Wondai (near Kingaroy). More information:

27 - 28 April 2019: The Coucals Open Garden

8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. Light refreshments will be available for purchase by the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch). Plants will be for sale.. Open 9am-4pm. Entry $10. For more information go to

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.


Lawnton Show Ground, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton


Saturday 27 April 2019

Sunday 28 April 2019


5 - 11 May 2019: International Compost Awareness Week Australia

Visit the calendar at to check if there's an associated event or activity being held near you.

11 May 2019 (Saturday): Autumn Native Plants Market

Grovely TAFE, Fitzsimmons Street, Keperra. Presented by Native Plants Queensland. More information:

12 May 2019 (Sunday): Mother's Day Plant Spectacular

Atherton International Club, Kennedy Highway, Atherton. A wide variety of flowering and foliage plants from rainforest to desert. New release and unusual plants. Experienced growers with local knowledge to answer all your questions. Great gift ideas for Mum. Ample parking. Fantastic raffle prizes. Free tea and coffee. Sunday 12 May, 8am-3pm. Free Entry. Website:

Starting 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 May 2019

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: 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 May 2019
7 days / 6 nights
From A$3,609.05 pp
Maximum 18 passenger
More info: Chelsea Flower Show Tour
26 May (Sunday): Herb Awareness

Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor. Presented by the Queensland Herb Society Inc. This year the focus is on the flavour of herbs. 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. 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. There will be herb displays galore for you to touch, smell and taste and to learn which herb is which. 1 DAY ONLY - Sunday, 26th May 2019 from 9am to 3pm. FREE ENTRY. Visit or the QHS Facebook page closer to the date for demonstration timetables and more details.

Starting 8 Apr; 6, 13, 20, 27 May; 3, 10, 17, 24 Jun; 15, 29 Jul; 19, 26 Aug; 2, 9, 16 Sep 2019


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: 8 Apr; 6, 13, 20, 27 May; 3, 10, 17, 24 Jun; 15, 29 Jul; 19, 26 Aug; 2, 9, 16 Sep 2019
5 Days / 4 nights
From A$2,459.55 pp
Maximum 18 Passengers
More info: Garden of England Tour
1 - 2 June 2019: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair

Rocklea Showgrounds. More information:

2 June 2019 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair

7th Brigade Park, Chermside. More information:

2 June 2019 (Sunday): Cairns ECOfiesta

More information:

8 - 9 June 2019: Cactus & Succulent Society of Queensland Inc. Annual Show

Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. This is a new venue for the CSSQ annual show (same weekend) with lots more room, plenty of parking and easy access. Displays of cacti and other succulents, decorative and rare plants from the arid regions of North & South America, Africa and Madagascar and many other regions of the world. Information, cultural advice, book sales, plant sales, refreshments. Thousands of plants for sale, EFTPOS available. Saturday 8 June 9.00am-3.30pm; Sunday 9 June 9.00am-3.00pm. Entry $5.00 (children under 14 free if accompanied by an adult). Website:

12 - 13 June 2019 (Wed & Thurs): Leafmore Winter Garden School, Toowoomba

The President's Room, City Golf Club, Toowoomba. Bookings essential. The seven well known horticultural experts and passionate gardeners presenting at the Winter Garden School are Millie Ross from Gardening Australia, Linda Brennan from Ecobotanica, Mike Wells - gardening presenter on ABC Southern Queensland and horticultural educator, Shirley Dance who is passionate about roses, Russell Young - well known 'plantsman' from the Pine Rivers, Adam Woodhams - specialist horticultural writer, radio and TV presenter and YouTube personality, and Andrew Biggs - nationally recognised expert in describing and mapping soils and understanding their properties. In addition, there are interesting trade stalls and multi draw raffles. The school is in aid of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and Rosies Friends on the Street. For further information including the program and registration form, email leafmore4350[at] or phone 07 4632 5499.

15 June 2019 (Saturday): Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair

Old Esk Railway Station, Pipeliner Park, Esk-Hampton Road, Esk. A real country garden fair. Quality stallholders. Numerous plant and garden related stalls. Speakers including Paul Plant and Claire Bickle as well as food and coffee, excellent raffle prizes, bus drop zone & plant creche. Saturday 15 June, 8am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation. More information at or email valleyofthelakesgardenclub[at]

22 - 23 June 2019: 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 for sale. Light refreshments available. Raffle drawn at 3 pm Sunday (winner notified by phone). Tour buses are welcome. Show in aid of charity Be Uplifted Inc., a breast cancer support group. Saturday June 22nd 8.30am-3.30pm and Sunday June 23rd 8.30am-3.00pm. Adults $4.00, children under 14 years free. Access by public transport available. Free parking onsite. For further information email nmqoci[at], phone 07 3865 5615 or visit

22 - 23 June 2019: 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 and many shady seating areas. Plant sales, expert garden talks, native beehive demo and honey tasting, pottery, ceramics and many more. Specialist growers of cottage garden perennials, orchids, tropicals and carnivorous plants, succulents, cactus and rare and unusual plants will be in attendance. 9.00am-4.00pm both days. Entry $8, under 18 free. Website:

12 - 14 July 2019
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.


12 - 14 July 2019

Plans for the 2019 Expo are underway.

Stay up to date with the latest news by subscribing to the Queensland Garden Expo newsletter at the website.

Highlights of the 2018 Expo included:
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
20 - 21 July 2019: Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo

More information:

4 August 2019 (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 more than 100 green inspired exhibitors, nature and craft workshops, educational talks by celebrity gardeners plus delicious food and entertainment.

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


Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang


Sunday 4th August 2019

Botanical Bazaar
8 September 2019 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair

Carindale Recreation Reserve. More information:

13 - 15 September 2019:
Pine Mountain Nursery

Clivia Open Days
at Pine Mountain Nursery

Pine Mountain Nursery's annual clivia open days provide a wonderful opportunity to see what's new and also purchase clivia plants in flower.

A huge range including orange, bronze, red, yellow, green throated, multipetalled and variegated varieties are expected to be available in flower from dispays that are constantly replenished.

Enthusiasts should book before 13 September to schedule an escorted walk through the main shed. This is an opportunity to see masses of clivia of different colours used in the breeding program. (Maximum 4 per tour. Contact Form Here).

A large range of other other warm climate bulbs and agapanthus will be available for sale, plus fruit trees and landscape plants grown by Pine Mountain Nursery.


442 Russells Road, Pine Mountain, Ipswich


13 - 15 September 2019


9.00am to 3.00pm each day


Free Entry

Pine Mountain Nursery
22 September 2019 (Sunday): Maryborough Open Gardens

This open gardens day (Sunday 22 September) is organised in conjunction with the Maryborough Open House event, during which houses and buildings are open to the public on Saturday(21 Spetember. Free entry to both events. More information:

5 - 6 October 2019:
Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo

Spring Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo

Celebrate spring in Brisbane with the family. Create, grow and enjoy with:
Plants, products and produce
Guest speakers
Gardening inspiration
Organic gardening practices
Environmental awareness
Children's activities

Celebrate spring at this NEW event!        


Brookfield Showgrounds, Brookfield


Saturday 5th October, 9am - 4pm

Sunday 6th October, 9am - 2pm

  Day Entry:  

$10 adult / $8 concession (card), children under 15 free       


Parking fees donated to a local community group

Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
2 - 3 November 2019:

Bromeliad & Tropicals Autumn Show & Sale

Presented by The Bromeliad Society of Queensland

Display and show of competition plants

Thousands of bromeliads and other tropical plants for sale

Free advice from growers

Monster raffle, book sales and refreshments


Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont


Saturday 2 November 2019,  8.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 3 November 2019,  9.00am - 1.00pm


$4.00.  BSQ members receive free and express entry.


Anyone with firm dates for Queensland gardening events in 2010 and beyond are welcome to send them now. Additional details can be submitted closer to the event, if necessary. More information.

To be announced: Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Annual Show & Plant Sale (2020)
More Information:

To be announced: Redlands Living Green Expo (2019)
Check the website for latest info:

To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2019)

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2019)

To be announced: Indigi Day Out (2019)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. For more information check

To be announced: Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair (2019)
More information:

To be announced: Logan Eco Action Festival (2019)
Griffith University, Logan Campus. For more information, visit

To be announced: Ecofest (2019)
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

To be announced: Gardening on the Edge (2019)
Maleny Garden Club. Website:

To be announced: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2019)
Check the website for latest information.

To be announced: Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo (2019)
Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to

To be announced: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (2019)
Go to the website for more information.

To be announced: Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens (2019)
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to

To be announced: Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair (2019)

To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show (2019)

To be announced: Spring Native Flower Show and Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2019)
Presented by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region) For more information visit their website:

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2019)

To be announced: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2019)
Wondai (near Kingaroy). Check the website for latest info:

To be announced: Buderim Garden Festival (2019)
Check the website for more information:

To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2019)
Website: Gold Coast Rose Society Inc

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The purpose of this page is to inform the public of plant and garden-related happenings around Queensland. It's a place for people who may have heard about an event to come to look for more information. It's also designed to be easy to browse, for those who are simply looking for something to do on the weekend.

A basic, text-only listing on this page is FREE. You're welcome to use this calendar to promote garden shows, eco festivals, garden open days, grand openings, demonstrations, workshops, talks, seminars, bus trips, magazine or book launches etc if there's a component of plants or gardening. Both non-profit (clubs, societies, government, charity etc) AND commercial organisations (nursery and garden industry, events promoters, publishers etc) may all list here for free.
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Interstate or international garden tours originating in Queensland may also be included.

Information can be taken from your website, fliers, brochures, media releases or your own calendar of events. However, a summarised version submitted as plain electronic text (for easy cutting & pasting) is preferred and will help get your listing online faster. Please note that any submitted material may be edited.

Notification as far in advance as possible is encouraged. This will give your listing a greater chance of being seen by potential visitors and stall holders. Events a year ahead or more will be posted if you have firm dates. You can submit more details closer to the event if you want. Don't forget a link to your website!

Other general-interest news related to plants or gardens in Qld is also invited for possible use elsewhere, such as the homepage of or the email publication Get Results Gardening.
More events & gardens to visit
Other Councils: Check the events section of their websites because they sometimes host talks, workshops, fairs etc that don't make it onto this page. Local government websites should also have information on parks and gardens in the area. Links to many council websites are provided on the Regional pages.
Roma Street Parkland Brisbane city
Northey Street City Farm Workshops, markets and other events (Brisbane)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre Includes a "What's On" page
Save Our Waterways Now Events Calendar (Brisbane)
Gold Coast Parks Information about Gold Coast City Council parks, including a comprehensive "What's On" section
Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens Inc. Various activities and events
Hervey Bay Orchid House Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. This page includes schedule of talks and other events at the Orchid House
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens What's on at the Gardens
Wildlife Queensland What's On page
Connect with Nature Wide range of activities for adults & children. Queensland Government

Looking for "Mt Cootha" garden shows? The correct spelling is "Coot-tha".

Looking for Mount Tambourine garden festival? The correct spelling is "Tamborine".

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