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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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4 May 2019: Redlands Orchid Show

Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. Autumn Charity Show presented by The Redland Orchid Society. As well as a magnificent display of blooms, there will be orchid plants for sale, potting demonstrations, cultural advice, product sales, raffles, art & craft stall and light refreshments. The show raises money for Redlands Hospital Auxiliary. Saturday 4th 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

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.

10 - 11 May 2019: Noosa District Orchid & Foliage Society Mother's Day Show

CWA Hall, Maple St, Cooroy. Raffles, plant sales and expert advice on orchids. Eftpos available. BYO Bags and Boxes. Friday 10th May 8.30am-4pm; Saturday 11th May 8.30am-2.30pm. Admission $3.00 adults, children under 16 years free. www.noosaorchidsociety.org.au

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

11 - 12 May 2019: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. Throughout the show, there will be friendly and experienced rose growers from the Queensland Rose 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 mum! Why not bring Mum along? She will love the sight and scent of hundreds of colourful, fragrant blooms, all in one location. Don't forget to buy a ticket for the garden raffle. There is free onsite parking and buses go directly to the gardens. Saturday 11 May 11.30am-4.00pm and Sunday 12 May 9.00am-3.00pm. Admission $4, children under 5 free. Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

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
 

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 www.qldherbsociety.org.au or the QHS Facebook page closer to the date for demonstration timetables and more details.

26 May (Sunday): Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)

68 University Drive, Meadowbrook. For more information, visit leafevent.com.au

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: facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/

2 June 2019 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair

7th Brigade Park, Chermside. More information: greenheartfair.com.au

2 June 2019 (Sunday): Cairns ECOfiesta

More information: cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta

2 June 2019 (Sunday): Gladstone Ecofest

Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. More Information: gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest

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
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 www.qldgardenexpo.com.au
12 - 14 July 2019: Botanical Weekend on Moreton Island

Three days on Moreton Island at Blue Lagoon Camp learning about Australian plants with Tanya Scharaschkin, Botanist & Artist. Improve identification and observational skills, develop an appreciation of the diversity & biology of plants and learn the basic steps involved in botanical drawing. This workshop will be limited to 16 participants, with a minimum of six participants. Prior botanical or drawing experience is not required. Cost is $520 for three days at Moreton Experience Blue Lagoon Camp. For bookings call 0428 783781. Website: www.moretonexperience.com

20 - 21 July 2019: Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo

More information: toowoombacamelliashow.com

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.

  Location:  

Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang

  Date:  

Sunday 4th August 2019

  Website:  botanicalbazaar.com.au
Botanical Bazaar
17 - 18 August 2019: North Brisbane Orchid Society Annual Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. Orchid entries will be on display and there will be plants and supplies for sale, Potting demonstrations, Cultural Information, a Raffle, and Refreshments available at reasonable prices. Saturday the 17th of August from 8.30am to 3.30pm and Sunday the 18th of August from 8.30am to 3.00pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults and is free for children under 14. Contact phone 07 3355 7175 or email northbrisbaneorchidsociety[at]yahoo.com.au

7 - 8 September 2019: Wildflower Spectacle and Plants Market

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. Presented by Native Plants Queensland. More information: npq.org.au/whats-on/native-plants-markets

8 September 2019 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair

Carindale Recreation Reserve. More information: www.greenheartfair.com.au

12 - 14 September 2019: Laidley Spring Festival

More information:luvyalockyer.com.au/whats-on/2015-09-03-00-15-16

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.

  Location:  

442 Russells Road, Pine Mountain, Ipswich

  Dates:  

13 - 15 September 2019

  Times:  

9.00am to 3.00pm each day

  Cost:  

Free Entry

  Website:  pinemountainnursery.com.au
Pine Mountain Nursery
21 - 22 September 2019: Viola's Patch Open Garden

280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road Bahrs Scrub. Neil and Viola are avid gardeners who have opened their garden to the public for charity since the year 2000. For those who return every year, 2019 will hold some new horticultural surprises. There will be propagating demonstrations, guided walks, refreshments and the garden is wheelchair friendly. Washroom facilities. Children are welcome! In benefit of Quota Beenleigh. Opening Times 10:00am to 4:00pm. Entry $8.00 adults, under 18 Free. Website: opengardens-seq.com

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:
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!        

  Location:  

Brookfield Showgrounds, Brookfield

  Dates:  

Saturday 5th October, 9am - 4pm

Sunday 6th October, 9am - 2pm

  Day Entry:  

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

  Parking:  

Parking fees donated to a local community group

  Website:  www.plantexpo.com.au
Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
18 - 20 October 2019: Buderim Garden Festival

buderimgardenclub.com/festival

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

Location:  

Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont

Dates:  

Saturday 2 November 2019,  8.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 3 November 2019,  9.00am - 1.00pm

Cost:  

$4.00.  BSQ members receive free and express entry.

Website:  bromsqueensland.com.au

23 - 24 November 2019: The Tropical Foliage Festival

Presented by The International Cordyline Society. Website: www.cordyline.org

Anyone with firm dates for Queensland gardening events in 2020 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 & Food Festival (2020)
Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest 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: Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair (2019)
More information: facebook.com/valleyofthelakesgardenclub/

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: 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: Brisbane Tomato Festival (2019)
Website: https://fbbgsa.org.au/events/#!event/2019/9/13/brisbane-tomato-festival

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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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!

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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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