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Queensland Gardening Events Diary


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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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11 - 12 November 2017: Bromeliad Society of Queensland Spring Bonanza

Brisbane Table Tennis Centre, 86 Green Tce, Windsor. There will be thousands of plants available for purchase, a large competition to view special bromeliads, some displays to show how beautiful these plants are and information available from experienced growers. Get there early to buy the best plants. There will be new releases and a rare plant auction on Saturday morning. Watch our Facebook page for more details. A monster raffle will provide a good starter pack or addition for any garden. Public Transport is available to the door with plenty of parking available for those who wish to drive. Parking is available under the hall. Starts 8.00am Saturday and 9.00am Sunday. Website: bromsqueensland.com.au

17 - 20 November 2017: Floressence 2017

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. The annual exhibition of the Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland from Friday 17 to Monday 20 November. Opening times 9.00am to 4.30pm (closing 1.00pm Monday). Entry $3 adults, $2 concession, children free. Artwork and merchandise for sale. Morning and afternoon tea available.

18 - 19 November 2017: Tropical Foliage Festival

Cleveland Assembly Hall, Smith Street, Cleveland. Presented by the International Cordyline Society. An opportunity for gardeners and collectors to purchase many varieties of tropical foliage plants including new releases, rare plants and old favorites offering the best quality cordylines, bromelaids, gingers, costas, heliconias, orchids, palms and much more. Experienced growers and garden experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. The famous rare plant auction on Saturday. There will be a monster raffle also. The event will be fully catered. Saturday 18th November 8.00am-3.00pm; Sunday 19th November 9.00am-2.00pm. Admission adults $3, children free. Free parking and EFTPOS available. Website: www.cordyline.org.

18 - 19 November 2017: Wintle Giving Garden Open Garden

5 Carlton Court, Birkdale. After 15 years, this will be the last big public opening of this beautiful garden where visitors can easily spend an enjoyable hour or two looking at the vast array of plants growing. As usual, Judy has prepared a large variety of rare and beautiful plants for sale at very reasonable prices. Get in quick to get a bargain as the plant sale is very popular. The entry fee will still be $7 and there will be refreshments available all day. The Lions ladies will be cooking homemade delicacies and there will be Devonshire teas, a sausage sizzle and of course a raffle. More information at ianjudy.blogspot.com or facebook.com/birkdalegarden

24 November 2017 (Friday): Biophilic Urbanism Workshop

Griffith University Southbank, Webb Centre (S02) - Level 2, Room 2.18. An interactive workshop and follow-up questionnaire to collect feedback and contributions to an emerging process for assessing, prioritising and planning biophilic urban spaces. 9am-12pm (morning tea provided). The post-workshop questionnaire will be provided online for attendees to complete within 4 weeks of the workshop and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Registration (deadline Monday 20th November) and more information at mapping-for-nature-loving-cities.eventbrite.com.au/



2018
3 - 4 February 2018: The Tropical Affair

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by the International Cordyline Society. An incredible variety of tropical foliage plants including new releases, rare plants and old favorites offering the quality cordylines, bromeliads, gingers, costas, heliconias, orchids, palms and much more. Experienced growers and garden experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. The event will be fully catered. 3rd February 8am-3pm; 4th February 9am-2pm. Adults $3.00, children free. Website: www.cordyline.org

23 February - 4 March 2018: Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

Stanthorpe. The last festival included open gardens in the Stanthorpe and Granite Belt region. Website: www.appleandgrape.org

7 - 8 April 2018: Pattison Rare Plants Garden Open Garden

447 Miles Platting Road, Rochedale 4123. A dense rainforest garden covering half an acre with thousands of plants on show. Many rare variegated plants, which are unavailable in nurseries can be seen and a large fern collection among the great diversity of plants. A wide variety of plants for sale. Open Saturday 7th April 2018 and Sunday 8th April 2018. 9am to 4pm. Entrance $5 adults, children free.

21 April 2018 (Saturday): South Burnett Orchid Show

Wondai RSL Diggers Club, 87 MacKenzie Street, Wondai. Held in conjunction with Wondai Garden Fest. 9.30am-3pm. Admission $3.00 per person. More information 0467 591 954.

21 - 22 April 2018: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

Wondai Sportsground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Discover the Diversity of Gardening in Queensland's Best Backyard! Quality stalls of all descriptions for garden and home. Horticultural show and display. Guest speakers. Plant transport & cloakroom. Saturday 8am-4.30 pm; Sunday 8am-1pm. Adults $5.00 per day or $8.00 for 2-day pass. Under15 free. Parking Free. Disabled Parking. For information phone 4168 9297. Website: www.wondaigardenexpo.com

28 - 29 April 2018:
    

Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair

Plant sales, garden equipment, specialty products, plant creche, food stalls, face painting, entertainment.

Guest speakers Noel Burdette, Claire Bickle, Russell Young, Annette Irish, Carol Kerkin.

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. Leashed dogs allowed.

 
Location:  

Lawnton Show Ground, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton

Times:  

Saturday 28 April, 8.30am-4.30pm

Sunday 29 April, 8.30am-2 pm

Cost:  

$5 for 1 day, $8 for 2 days

Website:  www.pineriversgardenandplantfair.com.au
 
   Russell Young of Russell Young Garden Designs
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
  
Departures 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
 
Departures 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 May 2018
7 days / 6 nights
Prices TBA. Call 1300 100 410 for early notification.
Maximum 15 guests per tour
More info: Chelsea Flower Show Tour
2018 Departures To Be Announced:



 

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
 
2018 prices and details TBA.
Call 1300 100 410 for early notification.
More info: Garden of England Tour
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.


13, 14 & 15 July, 2018

Plans for the 2018 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 2017 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, Gourmet 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

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

Anyone with firm dates for Queensland gardening events in 2018 and beyond are welcome to send them now. Additional details can be submitted closer to the event, if necessary. More information.
To be announced: Ginger Flower Festival (2018)
Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information

To be announced: Queensland Begonia Society (2018)
Website: queenslandbegonia.wordpress.com

To be announced: Redlands Good Gardening Expo (2018)
Check the website for latest info: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Redlands-Good-Gardening-Expo.aspx

To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2018)
Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au

To be announced: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair (2018)
Check facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/ for the latest information

To be announced: Herb Awareness (2018)
Check www.qldherbsociety.org.au for the latest information

To be announced: ECOfiesta (2018)
Cairns. For more information, visit cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta

To be announced: International Composting Awareness Week Australia (2018)
Check the website: International Composting Awareness Week Australia

To be announced: Indigi Day Out (2018)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. For more information go to indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Indigi-Day-Out.aspx

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2018)
Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

To be announced: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo (2018)
Wondai (near Kingaroy). Website: wondaigardenexpo.com

To be announced: Autumn Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2018)
Presented by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region) For more information visit their website: npq.org.au/whats-on/major-events

To be announced: Logan Eco Action Festival (2018)
Griffith University, Logan Campus. For more information, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/LEAF

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

To be announced: Gardening on the Edge (2018)
Check the Maleny Garden Club website for more information and contacts.

To be announced: Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show (2018)
Website: www.cssq.org.au

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: Parks Alive (2018)
Roma Street Parkland. More information: parksalive.com.au

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: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (2018)
Go to the website www.tcof.com.au for more information.

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: Botanical Bazaar (2018)
Gold Coast. For more information go to www.botanicalbazaar.com.au

To be announced: Spring Native Flower Show and Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2018)
Presented by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region) For more information visit their website: npq.org.au/whats-on/major-events

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2018)
Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

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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More events & gardens to visit
Brisbane Green Events Brisbane City Council
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
Save Our Waterways Now Events Calendar (Brisbane)
Northey Street City Farm Workshops, markets and other events (Brisbane)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre Includes a "What's On" page
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
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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