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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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2 - 3 November 2019:

Bromeliad & Tropicals Spring 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

2 - 3 November 2019: North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc Summer Orchid Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. See beautiful orchids of many varieties on both the sales and competition tables. Get cultural advice on your purchases. Repotting demonstrations held throughout the show to teach some of the basics of orchid care. Buy all your orchid growing needs at the trade tables. Sale of assorted crafts by Be Uplifted breast cancer support group. Light refreshments for sale. Free parking onsite. Open Sat 8.30am-3.30pm; Sun 8.30am-3pm. Entry adults $4, children under 14 years free. For further information email nmqoci@gmail.com or see facebook.com/NMQOC/

23 - 24 November 2019: Wintle Giving Garden Open Garden

5 Carlton Court, Birkdale. Although celebrating 18 years of openings, this wonderful one-acre garden never stops changing. Many new projects have been completed in the last 12 months. The plant sale is always popular, with rare, bizarre and amazing plants available (cash only, please bring a bag or box). Kaspar will be there with his fruit trees and Erica with her wildlife cards. A toilet will be available and a coffee van will be on site selling a selection of drinks and cakes. 8.30am to 4.00pm. Entry $7.00, children free. Gate takings will again be supporting disabled sport. More information at ianjudy.blogspot.com or facebook.com/birkdalegarden

23 - 24 November 2019: The Tropical Foliage Festival

Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. Presented by The International Cordyline Society for all tropical plant lovers. An incredible range of quality cordylines, bromeliads, gingers, costus, heliconias, anthuriums, palms and much much more. Saturday morning will feature guest speakers, floral art display and plant auction. Expert growers will be on hand for advice. Bring the family and enjoy the fun. Saturday 23rd November 8am to 3pm and Sunday 24th November 9am to 2pm. Admission for adults $4, children free. Free onsite parking. Refreshments available to purchase. Eftpos available for purchases. Website: www.cordyline.org

2020
17 - 19 January 2020: Ginger Flower & Food Festival

The Ginger Factory, Yandina. Go to gingerfactory.com.au/ginger-flower-food-festival/ for more information.

15 - 16 February 2020: Aspley Orchid Society Summer Show

Auditorium, Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong. Flowering orchid plants, ferns and foliage on display. Plants and all orchid growing requirements on sale. Potting demonstrations and cultural advice available. EFTPOS available for plant sales. Light refreshments available. Open Saturday 15th February 8.00am to 3.30pm and Sunday 16th February 9am to 3pm. Entry: adults $4, under 16 admitted free. Website: aspleyorchidsociety.com

28 February - 8 March 2020: Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

May include open gardens. Check the website for more details: www.appleandgrape.org

16 - 17 May 2020:



Russell Young of Russell Young Garden Designs
 

Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair

Focused on gardens and plant lovers of all types with "birds and bees" the theme for 2020.

Plant sales, garden equipment, ornaments, bees, insect houses, chickens and MORE.

Great guest speakers, plant creche, food stalls, live music. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Easy access, off street parking, wheel chair friendly venue (ask about parking). Lawnton train station 5 min walk.

Proudly hosted by Russell Young of Russell Young Garden Designs.

Location:  

Pine Rivers Show Ring, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton  

Dates:  

Saturday 16 May 2020

Sunday 17 May 2020


Cost:  

$5, Children under 15 free

Website:  pineriversgardenandplantfair.com.au

6 - 7 June 2020: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair

Rocklea Showgrounds. Check facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/ for the latest information

10 - 12 July 2020
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.

  

10 - 12 July 2020


Plans for the 2020 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 2019 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, Floral design competition
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

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: Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo (2020)
Check the website for latest info: www.plantexpo.com.au

To be announced: Queensland Begonia Society (2020)
Website: queenslandbegonia.wordpress.com

To be announced: Herb Awareness (2020)
Check www.qldherbsociety.org.au for the latest information

To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2020)
Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au

To be announced: International Composting Awareness Week Australia (2020)
Check the website: compostweek.com.au/core/

To be announced: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo (2020)
Wondai (near Kingaroy). Website: wondaigardenexpo.com

To be announced: Autumn Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2020)
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 (2020)
Griffith University, Logan Campus. For more information, visit leafevent.com.au

To be announced: Ecofest (2020)
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest

To be announced: Cairns ECOfiesta (2020)
cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta

To be announced: Cactus & Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show (2020)
Website: www.cssq.org.au

To be announced: Gardening on the Edge (2020)
Maleny Garden Club. Website: www.malenygardenclub.org

To be announced: Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair (2020)
More information: facebook.com/eskgardenandlifestylefair

To be announced: Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo (2020)
Toowoomba. Website: toowoombacamelliashow.com

To be announced: Botanical Bazaar (2020)
Gold Coast. For more information go to www.botanicalbazaar.com.au

To be announced: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2020)
Check the website www.bogi.org.au for latest information.

To be announced: Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair (2020)
Website: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com

To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show (2020)
Website: www.bdofs.com

To be announced: Spring Native Flower Show and Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2020)
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: Tropicana 2020
Rockhampton. For information contact Rockhampton Regional Council rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au

To be announced: Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo (2020)
Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to expo.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au

To be announced: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (2020)
Go to the website www.tcof.com.au for more information.

To be announced: Springtime On The Mountain (2020)
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2019)
Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

To be announced: Laidley Spring Festival (2020)
Website: www.luvyalockyer.com.au

To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2020)
Website: www.goldcoastrosesociety.org.au

To be announced: Queensland Geranium Society Annual Show (2020)
Website: www.qldgeraniumsociety.com

To be announced: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2020)
Wondai (near Kingaroy). Check the website for latest info: www.wondaigardenexpo.com

To be announced: Brisbane Tomato Festival (2020)
Website: https://fbbgsa.org.au/events/#!event/2019/9/13/brisbane-tomato-festival

To be announced: Buderim Garden Festival (2020)
Check the website for more information: buderimgardenclub.com/festival

To be announced: African Violet Society of Qld Inc Annual Show (2020)
Website: africanvioletsocietyqld.happyo.com


 
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More events & gardens to visit
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)
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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