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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.
Mondays to Saturdays: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha Free Guided Discovery Tours
Mt. Coot-tha. Enjoy a relaxed and informative guided walk with a garden guide. Tours start at the Information Centre. No bookings required. 11am-12noon and 1pm-2pm. Free. For more information phone (07) 3403 2535.
1 - 3 May 2015: Pohlmans Celebration WeekendGatton. Presented by Pohlmans Nursery. For more information, go to www.pohlmans.com.au
2 May 2015 (Saturday): Redland Orchid Society Autumn 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. Saturday 2 May from 8.30am to 3.00pm. Entry is $3.00 for adults, children free. The venue has plenty of parking and is wheelchair friendly. Website: redlandsorchidsociety.org
2 May 2015 (Saturday): Stingless Beekeeping Workshop
Northey St City Farm, Brisbane. More information and bookings: www.nscf.org.au/sustainable-living-workshops-brisbane/
2 - 3 May 2015: Hamilton's Tropical Garden (Open Gardens Australia)
280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Bahrs Scrub Qld 4207. Birdlife abound in a mature garden inspired by Queensland's tropical islands. Stone pathways wind among thriving species of bromeliads, cordylines and many rare and unusual plants. Vanda and other orchids, sun-drenched lawns are enclosed by a cottage garden of hardy salvias and other perennials. Potting demonstrations, plant sales, morning, lunch, and afternoon teas available and Garden Art on display. 10:00am to 4:30pm. Admission Adults $10, Children under 18 Free. www.opengarden.org.au/regions/qld_calendar.html
2 - 3 May 2015: Coucals of Mount Crosby Open Garden Days
Coucals Garden, 8 Belah Street Mount Crosby. Open 9am to 4pm. Entry $7 in support of the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch). For more information, phone 3201 0439 or go to www.coucalsgarden.com
3 May 2015 (Sunday): Redlands Koala Community Planting
Three Paddocks Park, Thomas St, Birkdale. UBD Reference: Map 164 P19. Sunday 3 May 2015, 9am to 11am. Help out your local koalas, by joining us for our annual Koala Community Planting. Join in the fun as we put 1500 plants in the ground to expand a creek corridor for our furry friends in Birkdale. Stay after the planting for a sausage sizzle and take a free native plant home with you. Bring enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water. Plants, equipment, sunscreen, gloves and sausage sizzle will be provided. For more information contact Bushcare on 3824 8611
8 - 9 May 2015: Lockyer Valley Orchid Society Inc. Autumn Show
Gatton Shire Hall, Gatton. Trades displays and sales; potting demonstrations; talks and cultural advice; plant sales and craft stall. Friday 8th May 9am-4pm; Saturday 9th May 9am-3pm. Entry $3.00. For more information phone 5465 7098 or 0439 995 430.
9 - 10 May 2015: Bellis (Open Gardens Australia)
Wynnum. Jerry Coleby-Williams' garden. For more information, visit www.opengarden.org.au
9 - 10 May 2015: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Thinking of a special treat for Mum for Mothers' Day? All mums love roses, and this will be an excellent opportunity to just view the great many varieties on display, or to speak with the friendly and experienced rose growers from the Queensland Rose Society who will be on hand to answer your queries, and advise you on the roses most suitable for the Queensland climate. Cut and potted roses will be available for purchase, and refreshments are available. A great outing for Mum! Saturday 9th May 11.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 10th May 9.00am to 3.00pm. Admission $4, children under 5 free. Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
9 - 10 May 2015: Aspley Orchid Society Mothers' Day Show
Community Hall, Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. The hall will be a filled with a beautiful display or flowering orchid plants plus ferns and foliage. There will be plants, floral arrangements and all orchid growing requirements on sale. Potting demonstrations and cultural advice throughout the weekend. Light refreshments available. This show supports the Aspley Special School. See a display of work by the students. Admission $4, under 16 free. Plenty of parking and wheelchair access. Website: www.aspleyorchidsociety.com
15 - 18 May 2015: Tour Beautiful Open Gardens of St George and the Border Rivers Region
Uplift Tours and Travel presents this fully inclusive 4 day country tour with host gardener Di McCrae. Highlights include four new gardens to Open Gardens Australia in St George, Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens, Inglewood Nursery and Gift Shop, Riversands Winery, Oxenford Lavender Farm and 'Bublo' garden at Inglewood. Limited places available. Booking and other information at www.uplifttoursandtravel.com
16 - 17 May 2015: Lindmar (Open Gardens Australia)
Morayfield. A beautiful and immaculately presented garden where inviting paths meander past collections of bromeliads, coleus, durantas and gingers beneath graceful mature palms and eucalypts. The relaxed welcoming ambience incorporates lush green lawns, shady seating areas and raised beds of subtropical and tropical plants. Quirky garden furniture. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar
16 - 17 May 2015: Cacophony Lodge (Open Gardens Australia)
Eumundi. The lush plantings in this impressive garden are a testament to dedicated soil improvement from composting, mulching, organic fertilizer and foliar feeding. Massed bromeliads and spathiphyllums thrive beneath tall palms. Agaves, heliconias, gingers, strelitzias, euphorbias. Tipuanas, silky oaks and African tulip trees. Many camellias and azaleas. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar
22 May 2015 (Friday): Stingless Beekeeping Workshop
Townsville & District Beekeepers Assn Inc. More information: www.beesnorth.org
22 May 2015 (Friday): Trees of Significance for Traditional Owners, Biodiversity and the Community
Grifﬁth University-Logan, University Drive, Meadowbrook. A professional workshop exploring the values that veteran scar trees play in the landscape and how these trees can be protected and managed alongside other uses of the land. Fee for the workshop is $50.00. Register on the THECA (The Hut Environmental and Community Association) website (www.theca.asn.au)
23 May 2015 (Saturday): Introduction to Stingless Bees
Elimbah (Caboolture). Everything you need to know to get started with these little gals. Local expert Aaron O'Keefe will be the presenter for this event. He has been a guest speaker at NSCF and provides stingless bee maintenance, rescue and pollination services throughout South East Queensland. Cost is $40 per person. Bookings are essential as places are limited (max 15). Saturday 23th of May from 7:30am to 11:30am. You will need be bring sun protection. Related books and plants will be available for sale on the day. For more information go to vanveenorganics.com/events/.
23 May 2015 (Saturday): Introduction to Permaculture
Elimbah (Caboolture). This presentation will cover the 3 tenets of permaculture, the 12 design principles along with some applied permaculture techniques to get you started. Cost is $45 per person. Bookings are essential as places are limited (max 15). Saturday 23th of May from 12 noon to 5 pm. You will need be bring sun protection. Related books and plants will be available for sale on the day. For more information go to vanveenorganics.com/events/.
23 May 2015 (Saturday): Stingless Beekeeping Workshop
Townsville & District Beekeepers Assn Inc. More information: www.beesnorth.org
24 May 2015 (Sunday): Herb Awareness
Discover a multitude 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 Café Sage for delicious, home baked, herb inspired food and beverages. Enjoy FREE demonstrations, guest speakers, talks and workshops presented by informative and passionate Queensland Herb Society members. All this and much more awaits you at the Queensland Herb Society Annual Herb Awareness!
30 - 31 May 2015: Giardino Lucciola (Open Gardens Australia)
Beechmont. A sweep of hillside has been transformed into an impressive young garden at Beechmont. Semi-mature deciduous trees enhance a large English Cottage garden bursting with spring colour. Delightful woodland walk of vibrant annuals, ranunculas, crocus, daffodils and tulips. In autumn the hillside is ablaze with the reds, golds and oranges of the trees. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar closer to the date
30 - 31 May 2015: Belle Rive (Open Gardens Australia)
Buderim. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar closer to the date
31 May 2015 (Sunday): Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)
Griffith University, Logan Campus, Meadowbrook. Logan's most successful environmental event promoting eco-loving tips in a free, fun, family environment. Music, eco-exhibitors, workshops, wildlife displays, giveaways and kids activities. Guided walks of the newly-planted arboretum at Griffith University will leave from Council's Environment & Sustainability Branch marquee throughout the day. 10am - 3pm. For more information visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/LEAF.
31 May 2015 (Sunday): Ecofest
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. For more information, visit the website www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest
6 - 7 June 2015: The Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Decorative and rare plants from North and South America, Africa, Madagascar and many other regions of the world. Plant displays, competitions, book sales and lots of quality plants for sale. Members of the Society will be on hand to help with questions. Saturday 9.00am-3.30pm; Sunday 9.00am-3.00pm. Adults $3, children under 14 free if accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit the Society's website: www.cssq.org.au
17 - 18 June 2015: Winter Garden School
City Golf Club, 254 South Street, Toowoomba. Presented by Leafmore Garden Society Inc. Featuring presenters Tino Carnevale, Annette McFarlane, Darryl Baptie, Carolyn Robinson, Brian Sams, Kath Kermode, Wendy Skelton. Meet other gardeners, ask questions, exchange ideas. Also book, plant, gardening stalls. Multi-draw raffles, fabulous prizes. Delicious Food. Register your interest and a program will be sent to you when available. Phone (07) 4636 1580 or (07) 4635 5232. Email tj.cahill[at]bigpond.com
27 June 2015 (Saturday): Guided Walk through Daisy Hill Regional Park
Daisy Hill. Join Council and the Daisy Hill Rangers on a relaxing and informative walk through the park. Learn about the plants and animals that live within the park and how to identify them by the evidence they leave behind. 10am-1pm. This is a free event run by Logan City Council for Logan residents. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Email environment[at]logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 4491.
27 - 28 June 2015: North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc. Charity Orchid Spectacular
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Open Saturday 8.30am-3.30pm and Sunday 8.30am-3pm. Many varieties of species, hybrids and Australian native species and hybrids plus foliage on the benches and for sale. There will also be an information table for any of your problems, potting demonstration, fertilisers, pots and horticultural supplies. Light refreshments available at reasonable prices. Admission $4.00 adults, children under 14 free. Supporting The Be Uplifted Cancer Support Group. For further information phone 3269 1631 or email nmqoc[at]optusnet.com.au
10 - 12 July 2015: Queensland Garden Expo
Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour. Check the Queensland Garden Expo website for latest information.
24 - 25 July 2015: Toowoomba Orchid Society Conference and Show
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Berghofer Recreation Centre, Baker Street, Toowoomba. The Toowoomba Orchid Society is celebrating its 60th anniversary by holding an Orchid Conference including an Orchid Show, Lectures/Presentations, Vendor Displays & Orchid Sales. Conference presenters/speakers to include Gary Yong Gee, Clive Halls, Bill Miles, Ross Maidment. For more information phone 0439 542 240 or 0439 953 629 or visit www.toowoombaorchidsociety.org.au.
22 - 23 August 2015: North Brisbane Orchid Society Spring Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. There will be an outstanding display of orchids to view including our own Australian orchids and species from around the world. There will also be an opportunity to buy a variety of flowering quality orchids. Repotting demonstrations. Arts and Craft stall with home made goodies. Refreshments also available. Open 8.30am to 3.30pm both days. Admission adults $4.00, children under 14 free. For more information phone 3204 6324. northbrisbaneos.tripod.com
22 - 23 August 2015: Townsville Plant and Garden Expo
Riverway Pioneer Park. Saturday 22 August 8am-4pm; Sunday 23 August 8am-3pm. Entry $5 adults, children under 15 free. Website: www.tsvgardenexpo.com
30 August 2015 (Sunday): Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair
For more information, check the website www.bogi.org.au
30 August 2015 (Sunday): Botanical Bazaar
Currumbin RSL, Gold Coast. Gardening Expo with a Twist! Supported by Tropical Fruit World. 9.30am-5.30pm. For more information visit www.botanicalbazaar.com.au
31 Aug - 4 Sep 2015: Griffith University Sustainability Week
More information to be announced closer to the event www.griffith.edu.au/sustainability/news-and-events
6 September 2015 (Sunday): Bushcare Major Day Out
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Celebrate 20 years of Bushcare in the Redlands with a fun-filled, family day. Webpage: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/IndigiCentre/Pages/20-Years-of-Bushcare.aspx
12 - 13 September 2015: Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo
Samford Showground, Showgrounds Drive Highvale. Extensive range and number of plants and quality garden related and outdoor living stalls, demonstrations, speakers, variety of interesting food, parking on grounds. Showground is on flat, grassed land in beautiful location. Website: www.samfordgardenexpo.com.au
12 - 13 September 2015: Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt Festival
For information, go to bbbf.com.au
26 - 27 September 2015: Wondai Spring Garden Expo
Check the website for latest information: www.wondaigardenexpo.com
3 - 4 October 2015: Bromeliad and Foliage Frenzy
Minimbah State School Hall, cnr Walker Road and Minimbah Drive, Morayfield 4510. Presented by Caboolture and District Bromeliad Society Inc. Wide variety of bromeliads, including rare and new release. Other plants including ferns, orchids, cordylines, anthiriums, succulents. Plenty of parking. Buses welcome. Saturday 3rd October 8.00am - 4.00pm; Sunday 4th October 8.00am - 1.00pm. Free entry. For more information phone 5495 2497 or 0434 128 417 or visit cabbroms.webs.com/
3 - 4 October 2015: Spring Garden Spectacular
Presented by Ipswich Orchid Society Inc.
8 - 11 October 2015: Brisbane International Garden Show
Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine. More information: www.brisbanegardenshow.com.au
10 - 11 October 2015: Floral Art Society of Qld. Inc
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. FASQ's annual show will again put on a stunning and dazzling display of floral designs with the theme being The Language of Flowers. Website: www.floralartsocietyqld.org.au
25 October 2015 (Sunday): Stingless Beekeeping Workshop
CREEC, Burpengary. More information and bookings www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/environmentaladventures/
31 October - 1 November 2015: Bromeliad Extravaganza
Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Saturday 31st October 8am-3pm; Sunday 1st November 9am-2pm
14 - 15 November 2015: Bromeliad Society of Queensland Spring Show and Sales
Brisbane Table Tennis Centre, 68 Green Terrace, Windsor. There will be a number of displays plus a wide selection of plants for sale. Information will be available from experienced growers. Saturday 8.00am-4.00pm; Sunday 9.00pm-3.00pm. www.bromsqueensland.com.au
To be announced: Ipswich Plant Expo (2016)Check the website for latest info: www.plantexpo.com.au
To be announced: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo (2016) Wondai Sportsground and Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Website: wondaigardenexpo.com.
To be announced: Gardenfest (2016)Toowoomba. For more information, visit the website: Gardenfest
To be announced: Herb Awareness (2016)Check the Queensland Herb Society Inc. website for contacts if your require info on the next Herb Awareness event
To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2016)Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au
To be announced: International Composting Awareness Week Australia (2016)Check the website: International Composting Awareness Week Australia
To be announced: Autumn Native Plant Sale - Society for Growing Australian Plants (2015)For more information, visit the Society's website: Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region
To be announced: Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo (2015)Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to www.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au
To be announced: Queensland Camellia Society annual display (2015)For more information on the Society's annual camellia exhibition, visit their website: Queensland Camellia Society Inc
To be announced: Toowoomba Hospice Camellia & Winter Market Festival (2015)Toowoomba. Website: toowoombacamelliashow.com
To be announced: Gardening on the Edge (2015)Check the Maleny Garden Club website for more information and contacts.
To be announced: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (2015)Go to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers website for more information and contacts.
To be announced: Sustainable Living Expo (2015)Cairns. For more information, contact Cairns Regional Council
To be announced: Springtime on the Mountain (2015)Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au
To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2015)Website: Queensland Rose Society
To be announced: Tropical Foliage Festival (2015)Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org
To be announced: Ginger Flower Festival (2016)Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information
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