Mondays to Saturdays: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha Free Guided Discovery Tours
Enjoy a relaxed and informative guided walk with a garden guide. Walks depart from the Information Kiosk. No booking required.
11am-12noon and 1pm-2pm. Free. For more information phone (07) 3403 2535.
5 - 7 September 2014: Pohlmans Spring Celebration Weekend
Gatton. Pohlmans Nursery invites you to join them for lots of fun, fantastic prizes, giveaways and amazing specials! Enjoy free train tours of the Pohlmans Nursery, gourmet delights and much more. On Friday Brian Sams, expert horticulturist, will be available between 10.00am and 3.00pm to answer your curly gardening questions. For more information, go to www.pohlmans.com.au/news/spring-celebration-weekend
6 September 2014 (Saturday): Coucals of Mount Crosby High Tea/Open Garden
Coucals Garden, Mount Crosby, will be opening for the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) on the 6th September, for a High Tea in the Wisteria/Orchid Courtyard. 9am to 12noon. Cost is $20 which includes entry to the garden. Bookings essential. Email janflanigan[at]optusnet.com.au or phone 07 3201 0439. Website: www.coucalsgarden.com
6 September 2014 (Saturday): Plant & Enviro Day
Rosewood Showground. Huge sale of rare native plants/favourites, bushfood & butterfly food plants. Expert advice and information. Interesting Stalls and Advice on Local Wildlife, Environmental Groups, Council Programs such as Land For Wildlife, Tree Programs, Conservation Agreements, Feral Animal Control & Recycling. Book sales and Eftpos facilities. Sausage Sizzle and Coffee Van. Starts 9am. Free Entry. For more information phone: 0419 779 530
6 September 2014 (Saturday): Redlands Orchid Show
Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. The Redland Orchid Society will hold its Spring Charity Show on Saturday 6 September 2014 from 8.30am to 3.00pm. As well as a magnificent display of blooms, there will be orchid plants for sale, potting demonstrations, product sales, raffles and light refreshments. The venue has plenty of parking and is wheelchair friendly. Entry is $3.00 for adults, children free. The show raises money for Redlands Hospital Auxiliary. For more information contact redlandsorchidsociety[at]bigpond.com Website: redlandsorchidsociety.weebly.com
6 - 7 September 2014: Bonsai Society of Queensland Inc.
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Display of finest local examples of native and exotic bonsai. Information and expert advice. Sales of equipment and plant stock. Saturday and Sunday 9am‐4pm. Demonstrations both days at 11am and 2pm. Entry $5.
6 & 7 September 2014: Carnhugh (Open Gardens Australia)
Forest Lake. "A charming cottage garden bursting with colour and diversity. Unusual perennials and shrubs thrive beneath mature sasanqua camellias and palms. Sweet peas, orchids and brugmansias scent the air. Flowering peaches and nectarines flank old-fashioned roses, rondeletias and salvias shelter masses of spring bulbs, and glorious hanging baskets abound." For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar
11 - 13 September 2014: Laidley Garden Club show
Laidley Cultural Centre, Laidley/Plainland Road. This year's theme is "FOUR SEASONS". There will be Floral Displays and Garden Alcoves.
Guest speaker Fri 12th September is Noel Burdette at 10.30am. Guest speaker Saturday 13th September is Rod Hultgren at 10 30am.
Huge variety of Plants for sale. Plant workshop for the Children. Face Painting. Monster Raffle value $200.00 drawn Saturday 2.30pm.
Light Refreshments available each day. Plenty of Parking. Entry $3.00 per adult. Open Thursday and Friday 9am - 4pm; Saturday 9am - 3.30pm.
For more information phone 0417 072 726 or email laidleygardenclub[at]hotmail.com
13 - 14 September 2014: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show for Orchid and Foliage Plants
Canungra School of Arts Hall, Pine Street, Canungra. There will not only be many orchids, especially native orchids, in spectacular bloom but also ferns, begonias, bromeliads, aroids and succulents on display. There will be quality orchid and foliage plants grown by local society members on sale at reasonable prices as well as trade-tables selling a variety of plant-orientated products and orchid and foliage growing accessories. There will be also a cake and craft stall run by a local organisation. The show runs from 8.00am to 3.00pm on the Saturday and from 9.00am to 2.00pm on the Sunday. A guest speaker will speak on "The Basics for Growing Orchids" at 9.00am and 11.00am on the Saturday and from 10.30am on the Sunday. Admission is $3.00. Refreshments will be available. There is wheelchair access and plenty of off-street parking.
For more information, phone 07 5543 2108 or visit www.bdofs.com
13 - 14 September 2014: Tablelands Garden Expo
Malanda Showground. 28th anniversary show. The Garden Expo has expanded to include lifestyle exhibits and this year there will be over 50 stalls for your enjoyment. The family day out will be overflowing with a vast array of plants including bromeliads, orchids, native trees, fruit trees, roses and silver ferns grown specially for the anniversary. Experts will be on hand to advise so that your treasured plants survive and thrive. Tablelands Regional Council pest expert will provide advice on your farm or home weed problems. Cut flower exhibition. Make a piece of jewellery with the Gem Gallery. Scarecrow competition for the children. Light refreshments on both days. The theme for 2014 is "Welcome To Spring" so ladies wear your best spring hat. Spot prizes will be handed out. Best Spring hat to be judged at 12noon on Saturday. The Tablelands Garden Expo Committee encourages the community to come along and support this annual family event. Money raised is returned to other community groups to assist them in their activities. Saturday 13th September 8.30am-4pm and Sunday 14th September 8.30am-3pm. Entry still only $5.00 and children under 15 free. For more information phone 0400 777 694
13 - 14 September 2014: African Violet Society
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Largest display and sale of African violets in Queensland. Members on hand all weekend to answer questions. Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Entry $4. Website: African Violet Society of Queensland (Inc.)
13 - 14 September 2014: Whitehouse Cactus & Succulent Garden (Open Gardens Australia)
Bellbird Park. The centrepiece of Merv and Janet's fascinating garden is the collection of 400 varieties of named cactus and succulents. Other specialties are an African boab, seven varieties of Madagascan palms, a very rare Elephant's Foot caudiciform succulent, 35-year-old ponytail palm and a superb red dombeya shading the aloe garden. At 2pm each day there will be a demonstration by retired DPI soil scientist Merv Whitehouse on soil preparation for cactus. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar
13 - 14 September 2014: Tropical Oasis (Open Gardens Australia)
Bellbird Park. Arnold and Judy have created a beautiful tropical garden that boasts thirty palm species and eight fern species complemented by abundant plantings of philodendrons, elkhorns and staghorns, orchids and bromeliads. The slope has been terraced with wide walking paths which wind past colourful foliage set against natural bushland. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar
14 September 2014 (Sunday): An Introduction to Food Gardening
Millen Farm is proud to offer an interactive workshop for the beginner gardener amidst the ambience of two beautiful food gardens in the Samford Valley. From 10am to 12 noon, discover permaculture design in action, as Jenny and local gardeners share their experiences of applying these principles of local food production in both urban and rural settings. Bring a picnic lunch and share your gardening stories with each other. Then from 1.30pm to 3.30pm visit Peter's thriving veggie patch and draw on his over 40 years experience with organic gardening and his 15 years in biodynamic gardening methods to inspire you to start growing your own fresh produce. Workshop fee of $65 includes scrumptious morning and afternoon teas, materials to support your learning, and the chance to share ideas and questions with like-minded people. For more information visit www.millenfarm.org
19 - 21 September 2014: Queensland Orchid Society 2014 Spring Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. (Translink Bus Route 471 from City) An exciting and colourful display of orchids including native and exotic species and hybrids. Everyone welcome. There will be an extensive range of orchid and foliage plants for sale, as well as supplies of pots, potting materials, etc., advice on orchid cultivation, and potting demonstrations. Light refreshments available. 8:30am to 3:30 pm daily. Adults $4.00, children (under 16) free. For more information phone 07 3800 3213. Website: Queensland Orchid Society Inc.
19 - 28 September 2014: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
For more information, visit the website: www.tcof.com.au
19 - 24 September 2014: Toowoomba Clivia Society Annual Show
For more information, visit the their website: www.toowoombacliviasociety.com.au
20 - 21 September 2014: Three Ipswich Area Open Gardens
Silke Hutt: 30 Merrell St, East Ipswich. A 2 acre garden on the Bremer River, with manicured lawns and serene riverside plantings. Fruit trees, vegetables, bee hives and flowering trees add interest. Stalls including plant sales and produce.
Dandabah: 19 Marion St, Booval. A beautiful cottage garden tended by the same couple for over 50 years. It has huge plant diversity and extensive pathways. Plants for sale.
Barry's Garden: 25 Charles St, Brassall. Barry has an extensive collection of regular and unusual food producing plants grown
using organic principles and by reusing and recycling many items. Barry has many native bee hives and will sell organic spray, fertilizer and native bee hives.
Open 9am until 4pm. Entry to all three gardens is $12, children free. All proceeds support Ipswich Region Christian Religious Instruction Network. For more information phone 3496 1177.
26 - 28 September 2014: Springtime on the Mountain
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au
27 - 28 September 2014: Geranium and Pelargonium Society of Brisbane Qld Inc.
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. In September, geraniums and pelargoniums are in peak bloom for display. Plant and book sales. Advice and demonstrations. Saturday and Sunday 9.00am-3.30pm. Entry $3. Website: The Geranium and Pelargonium Society of Brisbane / Qld. Inc
27 -28 September 2014: Gold Coast Rose Society 15th Annual Show
Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. Hundreds of champion roses on display, Floral art demonstrations, Plants for sale, Big Garden Package raffle and home baked refreshments. Saturday 27th September 11.30am-5.00pm and Sunday 28th September 9.00am to 3.30pm. Admission $4. For more information phone 55759780. Website: www.goldcoastrosesociety.org.au.
27 - 28 September 2014: Cathy's Garden (Open Gardens Australia)
Corinda. Cathy's lush tropical oasis showing what is achievable in a small shady garden. Mature palms shelter a wide range of shade-loving plants filling the front garden: ferns, camellias, anthuriums, calatheas and bat plants (black and white). At the back, a leopard tree protects ferns, dichorisandras, spathiphyllums and vanilla orchid. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar
27 - 28 September 2014: Serenity (Open Gardens Australia)
Forest Lake. Serenity is a stunning garden where limited space has been used skillfully. The front is a tropical retreat of cordylines, crotons, spathiphyllums, coleus, orchids and epiphytic ferns. Lush plantings of bromeliads, liriope and gingers lead to an entertaining area featuring lovely hanging baskets. Productive and ornamental plants encircle a small pond. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar
4 - 5 October 2014: Bromeliad and Foliage Frenzy
Minimbah State School Hall, Cnr Walker Road and Minimbah Drive, Morayfield. Presented by Caboolture and Districts Bromeliad Society. Many varieties of bromeliads and foliage plants on sale; cultivation advice from experienced growers; monster raffle; art and craft stall; light refreshments available. Free admission. Saturday 4th 8.00am-4.00pm; Sunday 5th 8.00am-1.00pm. Plenty of parking. Buses welcome. Website: www.cabbroms.webs.com
4 - 5 October 2014: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha.There will be hundreds of colourful and fragrant blooms in one location. If you have ever considered growing roses or just love to look at them, this is an excellent opportunity to view many varieties, decide which ones you like the best, and speak to 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. Saturday 4th October 11.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 5th October 9.00am to 3.00pm. Admission $4, children under 5 free. Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
4 - 5 October 2014: Bribie Island Orchid Society Spring Orchid and Foliage Show
For more information, visit the website: Bribie Island Orchid Society Inc.
4 - 5 October 2014: Bali Hai (Open Gardens Australia)
Bli Bli. "The beautifully terraced garden has a restful, tropical rainforest feel. Balinese statues, spirit houses and shingled Bali pavilions nestle among established trees, lush foliage and ponds." "A striking hedge of 'Little Gem' magnolias, stands of ghost and black
bamboo, and exotic fruit trees add points of interest." For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar
4 - 5 October 2014: 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
5 October 2014: Succulenticon Plant Sale
Brisbane International Virginia, Cnr Zillmere & Sandgate Rds, Boondall. Enter via Parthenia St (off Sandgate Rd). Part of the 23rd Australasian convention 'Succulenticon 2014' hosted by The Cactus & Succulent Society of Queensland Inc. The plant sale (including new releases) will be open to the public on Sunday October 5 from 10.00am-3.00pm. Admission is FREE. More information at the Society's website: www.cssq.org.au
7 - 12 October 2014: Blue Mountains "Leura Gardens" Festival
Uplift Tours and Travel present a six day, all-inclusive short break feasturing the colourful "Leura Gardens Festival". Combined with the best sightseeing in the spectacular World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. Payment due by 1 August. For more information visit the www.uplifttoursandtravel.com or phone (07) 3283 1966
11 - 12 October 2014: SGAP Spring Native Flower Show and Native Plants Market
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. For more information visit the Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region, Inc. website: www.sgapqld.org.au
11 - 12 October 2014: Bromeliad Extravaganza
Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Saturday 11th October 8am-3pm; Sunday 12th October 9am-2pm
12 October 2014 (Sunday): Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair
102 Mc Donald Road, Windsor (near Albion Railway Station). Free gardening advice & talks, free animal nursery. Also herbs, books, chooks, seedlings, jams, tools, fruit trees, food & drinks. 9am-3pm. No pets please. For more information visit bogi.org.au/2014-bogi-fair for more information.
18 - 19 October 2014: Bromeliad Society of Queensland Spring Show
Brisbane Table Tennis Centre, 86 Green Terrace, Windsor. A bus (BCC 353) stops at the door. There will be displays and thousands of plant for sale. Experienced growers will be available to provide advice and information. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Saturday 8.00am-4.00pm and Sunday 9.00am-3.00pm. Entry is $4.00 for adults with children under 16 free. Website: www.bromsqueensland.com.au
18 - 19 October 2014: The Orchid Species Society
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. You may never get to see a spectacular view of species orchids in the wild but you can view orchid species from the wild at the 2014 Orchid Species Show. Saturday 8.30am-4pm and Sunday 9am-3.30pm. Admission $4. www.orchidspeciessoc.org
25 - 26 October 2014: Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo
For more information, visit the website: samfordgardenexpo.com.au
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22 -23 November 2014: Tropical Foliage Festival
Cleveland. Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org
22 - 30 November 2014: Cook Islands Pacific Paradise Tour featuring the Tiare Flower Festival
Uplift Tours and Travel in association with the Buderim Garden Club present a fully inclusive package specially designed for the mature-age traveller. Variety of sightseeing and cultural experiences including the Tiare Flower Festival. Each November this festival celebrates the beauty of the flowers of the Cook Islands, when business premises and public buildings are festooned with flowers and homes are filled with the scent of gardenias. The festival is named Tiare from the maori name for a "flower" or "flowering plant" and is commonly used to refer to the gardenia, which is the Cooks' national flower. Payment due 15 August 2014. For more information visit www.uplifttoursandtravel.com or phone (07) 3283 1966