Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
 
Your 2017 & 2018 garden events info needed now!

Are you organising a garden show or workshop, open garden, plant lecture, garden tour or community planting day in Qld? Be sure to send in some details ASAP for free publicity on this page.
 

Queensland Gardening Events Diary


If you're looking for a particular event, scroll down the page (events arranged by date) or use the "find" function in your browser using a relevant keyword (e.g. "Nambour").

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.

More information about submitting your event HERE


2 September 2017 (Saturday): Redland Orchid Society Spring Charity Show

Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. As well as a magnificent display of blooms, there will be orchid plants for sale, potting demonstrations, product sales, raffles and light refreshments. The show raises money for Redlands Hospital Auxiliary. Open 8.30am to 3.00pm. Entry is $3.00 for adults, children free. The venue has plenty of parking and is wheelchair friendly. For more information contact redlandsorchidsociety[at]bigpond.com . Website: redlandsorchidsociety.org

2 September 2017 (Saturday): Native Plants Queensland Plant and Enviro Day

Rosewood Showgrounds. For more information go to npq.org.au/whats-on/major-events

3 September 2017 (Sunday):
Botanical Bazaar  

Botanical Bazaar

Gold Coast Gardening Expo

Take home new gardening ideas and expert advice from the likes of Costa Georgiadis, Phil Dudman, Clarie Bickle, Green Dean, Aymon Gow (GM Tropical Fruit World) and more. Fall in love with botanical art and homewares plus view a huge variety of plants including edible, ornamental, native and tropical. Discover more about urban gardening from aquaponics to vertical gardening, how to maintain Native/European bees (including the Flowhive) or learn to make your own cheese. There are kids activities, a backyard critters corner and community groups passionate about nature, all within on 13 hectares of parklands.

   Botanical Bazaar
Botanical Bazaar is being staged at picturesque Country Paradise Parklands.

An all-weather event with delicious food/drink stalls available on site.

Location: Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.
Time: Sunday September 3, 9.00am-5.00pm
Early Bird Rates: Adults $11, Kids FREE (up to 15yrs), Group 10+ $10 each
Standard Rates: Adults $15, Kids $5, Group 10+ $14 each.

3 September 2017 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Garden Plant Fair

More information at the Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens website: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com

7 - 9 September 2017: Laidley Spring Festival

More information: www.luvyalockyer.com.au

9 - 10 September 2017: The Coucals Open Garden

8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. Open Garden with light refreshments served by the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) who also benefits from the gate fee. Open 9am-4pm. Entry $8. For more information go to www.coucalsgarden.com

9 - 10 September 2017: Bromeliad Extravaganza

Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights Brisbane. Saturday 9th September 8am-3pm; Sunday 10th September 9am-2pm.

9 - 10 September 2017: Beaudesert Districts Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show

School of Arts Hall, 3-7 Pine St, Canungra. There will be many magnificent orchid and foliage plants on display and many quality plants at a reasonable price able to be bought. Members who are successful orchid and foliage plant growers can provide growing advice. There is plenty of off-street parking and refreshments will be available. Saturday 8.00am-3.00pm; Sunday 9.00am-2.00pm. Guest speaker will talk on basics for growing orchids Saturday 9am and 11am, Sunday 10.30am. Admission for adults is $3.00 for 2 day entry pass. More information phone 55432108. Website: www.bdofs.com

15 - 16 September 2017: Noosa District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show

Catholic Church Hall, 5 Moorindil St, Tewantin. Large orchid display, orchid supplies, plant sale, morning & afternoon tea. Friday 8.30am-4pm; Saturday 8.30am-2.30pm. Entry $3. Website: www.noosaorchidsociety.org.au

15 - 16 September 2017: Gold Coast District Orchid Society Spring Show

Albert Waterways Community Centre, cnr Hooker & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters. This is a judged Orchid and Foliage show. Ten traders will be selling orchids, bromeliads, cactus, succulents and growing needs. There will be a member's plant sale table and potting demonstrations. Refreshments are available as well as lucky draws and raffles. Friday 8.00am-4.30pm; Saturday 8.00am-3.30pm. Admission is $4.00 for Adults and children under 12 are free. The venue is wheel chair friendly with plenty of parking for buses and cars. More information 0417504838 and Gold Coast District Orchid Society Facebook page.

15 - 24 September 2017: Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers

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

16 - 18 September 2017: Toowoomba & Districts Bromeliad Society Spring Show and Sale

Sacred Heart Primary School Hall, North and Tor Streets, Toowoomba. Show is first weekend of Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Includes sale of bromeliads, cacti, succulents and foliage. Open 8.00am to 4.00pm daily. Admission $3 per adult. Website: bromeliadstoowoomba.com.au

16 - 17 September 2017: Spring Native Flower Show and Plants Market

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. 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

17 September 2017 (Sunday): Judging Day for The Hills District & Bunya Garden Competition

Free entry for residents of Everton Hills, Ferny Hills, Arana Hills and Bunya. 49th year for this local garden competition. More information on www.facebook.com/HDBGC or the website www.fhpa.org.au

17 September 2017 (Sunday): Succulent & Garden Pop-Up Market

School Hall, Bunkers Hill State School, 315 Bunkers Hill State School Road, Westbrook 4350. Succulents and other stallholders including rustic garden art and wooden planters. 8am-12pm. Entry is a gold coin donation. More information facebook.com/GardenPopUpMarketSEQ/

18 September 2017 (Monday): Australian Flower Festival

Southbank TAFE campus. An event for professional florists, with competition and demonstration areas open to the public. More information: store.flowersqueensland.asn.au/event/flowerfest/

Departures 8, 22, 29 May; 8, 19 June; 17 July; 21, 28 August; 4, 11, 18 September 2017:



 

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
 
Departures 8, 22, 29 May; 8, 19 June; 17 July; 21, 28 August; 4, 11, 18 September 2017
5 days / 4 nights
From $2325pp twin/double
Maximum 15 guests per tour
More info: Garden of England Tour
22 - 24 September 2017: Springtime on the Mountain

Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au

23 - 24 September 2017: Wondai Spring Garden Expo

Wondai Sportsground and Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Display by Wondai & District Garden Club. Horticulture show & photography competition. Guest speakers and musical entertainment. Quality products for garden, home and you! Saturday 8am-4.30pm, Sunday 8am-1pm. Full Program on both days. Entry $5.00 per person per day, $8.00 for two-day ticket, children free. Easy bus access and free parking. Website: www.wondaigardenexpo

30 September - 1 October 2017: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Rose Show

Robina Community Centre, Gold Coast. goldcoastrosesociety.org.au

30 September - 1 October 2017: Bromeliad and Foliage Frenzy

Mininbah State School, corner Walkers Rd and Minimbah Drive, Upper Caboolture. A short 45 minute drive from the centre of Brisbane and well worth the visit. Wide range of bromeliads and sub-tropical foliage plants. Information from growers and advice on plant selection. There will be a large raffle with proceeds going to the school gardens. Free entry! Doors open at 8.00am both days. Closing early on Sunday. Be there early to get those special plants. Plenty of parking, bus groups welcome. Food will be available - sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee and drinks. Website: cabbroms.webs.com

30 September - 1 October 2017: Ipswich Garden Spectacular

Silkstone State School, Prospect Street, Silkstone 4304. Presented by the Ipswich Orchid Society Inc. With Ipswich & District Bromeliad Society Inc. Orchid show & sales, bromeliad display & sales, cultural advice. Other plants available to purchase include: Australian natives, cactus & succulents, hoyas, geranium, pelargonium, African violets and much more. Ongoing raffles through out the show. Display of floral arrangements, small and large available for sale. On Saturday check out the talented lace makers ladies. Refreshments available. Saturday 8.30am-4.00pm; Sunday 8.30am-2.00pm. Admission $4.00. Bus trips and groups especially welcome. Wheel chair friendly, disabled parking. For more information call 3281 5496.

7 - 8 October 2017: Queensland Rose Society Spring Rose Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. You'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 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. This will be a great opportunity to view a wide variety of roses, and decide which ones you like best. There will be cut roses, potted roses and gardening products for sale, as well as a variety of 'rosy items' and refreshments. Perfect gifts for yourself or someone special! Saturday 11.30am-4.00pm; Sunday 8th October, 9.00am-3.00pm. Admission $4, children under 5 free. Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

14 October 2017 (Saturday): Buderim Garden Festival

Check the website for more information: www.buderimgardenclub.com

18 - 19 October 2017 : National Convention of the Australian Floral Art Association (public days)

The Surf Air, 923 David Low Way, Marcoola Beach, Sunshine Coast. Hosted by the Floral Art Society of Qld Inc. A display of beautiful Floral Design exhibits by Floral Designers from around Australia. Open 9am to 3.30pm. Entrance Cost: $5. For more information phone 0412 735 483, email conventionfasq[at]gmail.com or vist the website www.floralartsocietyqld.org.au

21 - 22 October 2017: Boonah Orchid Show & Sarcochilus Festival

Boonah High School Hall, Macquarie Street, Boonah. Boonah Harrisville Anglican Parish invites you to enjoy the beauty of the displays at their annual Orchid Show.Trade displays, plant stalls, refreshments, home cooking & craft stall, raffles. Saturday 9.00am-4.00pm; Sunday 9.00am-1.00pm. Adults $3.00, children free. More information: 0408 889 172

21 - 22 October 2017: Somerset Garden Competition public viewing

More information: www.somerset.qld.gov.au/somerset-garden-competition

21 - 22 October 2017: Queensland Orchid Society Spring Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Find rare and collectable orchids and a wide choice of glorious orchid hybrids in flower for your collection or for well priced gift plants and view the finest plants of our members in flower arranged in a fantastic show of colour, illustrating the joy and satisfaction of growing orchids. There will be orchid growing supplies on sale along with potting demonstrations and plenty of good advice on growing from our members. Refreshments are available for purchase in the hall. Saturday 21st October 8:30am-3:30pm; Sunday 22 October 8:30am-3pm. Entry $4. Website: www.qos.org.au

28 - 29 October 2017: North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc Summer Orchid Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Admire displays of beautiful orchids and browse the sales tables for a future prize winner of your own! Helpful growers always on hand to give growing advice on your purchase or those you already own. Learn how to repot your orchids in demonstrations held throughout the show. Buy all your orchid growing needs at the trade tables. Crafts for purchase provided by Be Uplifted Breast Cancer support group. Light refreshments for sale. Tour buses welcome. Access by public transport available. Free parking onsite. Open Saturday 8.30am-3.30pm; Sunday 8.30am-3.00pm. Adults $4.00, children under 14 years free. For more information phone 07 3865 5615.

28 - 29 October 2017: Somerset Garden Competition public viewing

More information: www.somerset.qld.gov.au/somerset-garden-competition

29 October 2017 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Seasonal Guided Walk

More information at noosabotanicgardensfriends.com

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

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.



2018
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

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. More information 0467 591 954.

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
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
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: The Tropical Affair (2018)
Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org

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/events/1036406336381234/ 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: 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: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2018)
Check the website www.bogi.org.au for latest information.


 
WANTED!
Notice of your club shows and garden-related events. Send to:

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.
NEW IN 2017
Featured listings

Larger, more detailed listings including logos and other images (like the green-bordered entries above) are now available.

Cost and more information



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 (suitable 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. It will give you a greater chance of being found by your potential visitors. Dates a year ahead will be posted, if available. You can submit more details closer to the event if you want. Don't forget a link to your website!

Other news items related to plants or gardens in Qld is also invited for possible use elsewhere on this website and/or on the companion website queenslandgardening.com.
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".


About     Newsletter     Advertise     Privacy, Terms