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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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16 - 17 March 2019:
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: www.qos.org.au
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: dahliasaustralia.org.au/queensland_dahlia_society.php
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]hotmail.com 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: www.edos.org.au
6 - 7 April 2019:
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]optusnet.com.au
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: qcgc.net.au
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: wondaigardenexpo.com
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 www.coucalsgarden.com
27 - 28 April 2019:
5 - 11 May 2019: International Compost Awareness Week Australia
Visit the calendar at www.compostweek.com.au/events 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: npq.org.au/whats-on/native-plants-markets
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: mothersdayplantspectacular.weebly.com
Starting 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 May 2019
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 www.qldherbsociety.org.au 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
1 - 2 June 2019: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair
Rocklea Showgrounds. More information: facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/
2 June 2019 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair
7th Brigade Park, Chermside. More information: www.greenheartfair.com.au/
2 June 2019 (Sunday): Cairns ECOfiesta
More information: cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta
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: CSSQ.org.au
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]gmail.com 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 facebook.com/eskgardenandlifestylefair or email valleyofthelakesgardenclub[at]gmail.com
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]gmail.com, phone 07 3865 5615 or visit facebook.com/NMQOC/
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: www.lindmargarden.com.au
12 - 14 July 2019
20 - 21 July 2019: Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo
More information: toowoombacamelliashow.com
4 August 2019 (Sunday):
8 September 2019 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair
Carindale Recreation Reserve. More information: www.greenheartfair.com.au
13 - 15 September 2019:
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: maryboroughopenhouse.com.au
5 - 6 October 2019:
2 - 3 November 2019:
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: pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show
To be announced: Redlands Living Green Expo (2019)Check the website for latest info: www.indigiscapes.com.au
To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2019)Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au
To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2019)Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
To be announced: Indigi Day Out (2019)Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. For more information check indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Indigi-Day-Out.aspx
To be announced: Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair (2019)More information: facebook.com/valleyofthelakesgardenclub/
To be announced: Logan Eco Action Festival (2019)Griffith University, Logan Campus. For more information, visit leafevent.com.au
To be announced: Ecofest (2019)Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest
To be announced: Gardening on the Edge (2019)Maleny Garden Club. Website: www.malenygardenclub.org
To be announced: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2019)Check the website www.bogi.org.au 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 www.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au
To be announced: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (2019)Go to the website www.tcof.com.au for more information.
To be announced: Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens (2019)Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au
To be announced: Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair (2019)Website: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com
To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show (2019)Website: www.bdofs.com
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: npq.org.au/whats-on/major-events
To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2019)Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
To be announced: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2019)Wondai (near Kingaroy). Check the website for latest info: www.wondaigardenexpo.com
To be announced: Buderim Garden Festival (2019)Check the website for more information: www.buderimgardenclub.com
To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2019)Website: Gold Coast Rose Society Inc
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