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Queensland Gardening Events Diary


If you're looking for a particular event, scroll down the page to the appropriate date or use the "find" function in your browser using a relevant keyword (e.g. "Nambour").

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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19 - 21 January 2018: Ginger Flower & Food Festival

The Ginger Factory, Yandina. Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for more information.

3 - 4 February 2018: The Tropical Affair

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by the International Cordyline Society. An incredible variety of tropical foliage plants including new releases, rare plants and old favorites offering the quality cordylines, bromeliads, gingers, costas, heliconias, orchids, palms and much more. Experienced growers and garden experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. The event will be fully catered. 3rd February 8am-3pm; 4th February 9am-2pm. Adults $3.00, children free. Website: www.cordyline.org

10 - 11 February 2018: Aspley Orchid Society Summer Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. A spectacular display of flowering orchids, ferns and foliage. All orchid growing requirements on sale. Potting demonstrations and cultural advice available. Plants for sale and light refreshments available. Saturday 8.00am-3.30pm; Sunday 9am-3.30pm. Entry adults $4, under 16 free. Website www.aspleyorchidsociety.com

23 February - 4 March 2018: Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

Stanthorpe. The previous festival included open gardens in the Stanthorpe and Granite Belt region. Website: www.appleandgrape.org

24 - 25 February 2018: Bromeliad Extravaganza

Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Saturday 24th February 8am-3pm; Sunday 25th February 9am-2pm.

3 March 2018 (Saturday): Queensland Begonia Society Annual Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More information: queenslandbegonia.wordpress.com

10 - 11 March 2018: Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Annual Show & Plant Sale

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More Information: pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show

16 - 17 March 2018: Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo

Doomben Racecourse, Ascot. Website: www.plantexpo.com.au

7 - 8 April 2018: Pattison Rare Plants Garden Open Garden

447 Miles Platting Road, Rochedale 4123. A dense rainforest garden covering half an acre with thousands of plants on show. Many rare variegated plants, which are unavailable in nurseries can be seen and a large fern collection among the great diversity of plants. A wide variety of plants for sale. Open Saturday 7th April 2018 and Sunday 8th April 2018. 9am to 4pm. Entrance $5 adults, children free.

14 April 2018 (Saturday): Garden Releaf Day

Various events at independant garden centres across the country. Check the website gardenreleaf.com.au for activities in your area.

14 - 15 April 2018: Rockhampton Orchid Society Inc. Autumn Show

Rockhampton State High School hall, Campbell St. Website: www.rockhamptonorchidsociety.com.au

14 - 15 April 2018: Viola's Patch Open Garden

280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Bahrs Scrub. Come along and experience a beautiful hidden paradise for visitors. Viola & Neil's rambling, extensive garden from tropical to sun- drenched lawns enclosed by perennials was featured on Gardening Australia in October 2015. Plants for sale, propagating demonstration each day at 11:30am, garden walk with Viola at 12:30pm. Childrens' competition - every child wins a prize. Wheelchair friendly. Opening in support of Mission Possible Volunteers Inc., a Logan City charity. Refreshments by Soroptimist International. Entry $8.00 adults, $6 pensioners, $6 concession holders, under 18 Free. More information opengardens-seq.com/home/violas-patch/.

21 April 2018 (Saturday): South Burnett Orchid Show

Wondai RSL Diggers Club, 87 MacKenzie Street, Wondai. Held in conjunction with Wondai Garden Fest. 9.30am-3pm. Admission $3.00 per person. More information 0467 591 954.

21 - 22 April 2018: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

Wondai Sportsground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Discover the Diversity of Gardening in Queensland's Best Backyard! Quality stalls of all descriptions for garden and home. Horticultural show and display. Guest speakers. Plant transport & cloakroom. Saturday 8am-4.30 pm; Sunday 8am-1pm. Adults $5.00 per day or $8.00 for 2-day pass. Under15 free. Parking Free. Disabled Parking. For information phone 4168 9297. Website: www.wondaigardenexpo.com

28 - 29 April 2018:


Russell Young of Russell Young Garden Designs
Proudly hosted by Russell Young of Russell Young Garden Designs, this event is the only one of its kind held locally as a community project
 

Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair

A plethora of plant stalls including bromeliads, natives, orchds, roses, cottage garden and succulents plus garden ornaments, containers and tools.

Guest speakers including Noel Burdette, Claire Bickle, Russell Young, Annette Irish, Carol Kerkin, Kate Wall, Aloe-Aloe, JJJ Watergardens and City Chicks.

Plant creche, food stalls, entertainment. Face painting and balloon animals for the kids.

Easy access, off street parking, wheel chair friendly venue (ask about parking). Buses welcome. Lawnton train station 5 min walk, 10 min drive from Bruce Highway (Exit 58) and 5 mins drive from Strathpine Shopping Centre. Nearest ATMs at Westfield. Leashed dogs allowed.

Location:  

Lawnton Show Ground, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton

Times:  

Saturday 28 April, 8.30am-4.30pm

Sunday 29 April, 8.30am-2 pm

Cost:  

$5 for 1 day, $8 for 2 days

Website:  www.pineriversgardenandplantfair.com.au

28 - 29 April 2018: Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo

Website: samfordgardenexpo.org.au

5 - 6 May 2018: Gympie Garden Expo

For more information visit the website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au.

26 - 27 May 2018: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More Information: facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/

27 May 2018 (Sunday): Herb Awareness

Albion Peace Hall, Windsor. More Information: www.qldherbsociety.org.au

Starting 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 May 2018:
 

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: 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 May 2018
7 days / 6 nights
From AU$3695pp
Maximum 18 per tour
More info: Chelsea Flower Show Tour
Starting 9 Apr; 7, 14, 21, 28 May; 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun; 2, 16, 23, 30 Jul; 20, 27 Aug; 3, 10, 17 Sep 2018



 

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: 9 Apr; 7, 14, 21, 28 May; 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun; 2, 16, 23, 30 Jul; 20, 27 Aug; 3, 10, 17 Sep 2018
5 days / 4 nights
From AU$2374pp
Maximum 15 per tour
More info: Garden of England Tour
3 June 2018 (Sunday): Cairns ECOfiesta

For more information, visit cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta

16 June 2018: Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair

More information: facebook.com/valleyofthelakesgardenclub/

13 - 15 July 2018
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.


13, 14 & 15 July, 2018

Plans for the 2018 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 2017 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, Gourmet 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
31 August - 1 September 2018: Nambour Orchid Society Spring Show

Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave, Nambour. Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September 2018. Phone 54417201 for details. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com

16 September 2018 (Sunday):
Botanical Bazaar  

Botanical Bazaar

A community garden festival where naturally wild, urban gardening and nature lovers collide.

For novice to avid gardeners, the festival will educate and inspire all nature enthusiasts by showcasing urban and organic gardening, a variety of plant sales, botanical homewares and sustainable living concepts.

Botanical Bazaar

Explore over 80 green inspired exhibitors, group workshops, educational talks plus delicious food stalls and entertainment.

Location:  

Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang

Times:  

Sunday 16th September 2018, 9.00am-4.00pm

More information:  

Subscribe to the Botanical Bazaar newsletter at the website

Website:  botanicalbazaar.com.au
21 - 30 September 2018: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Go to the website www.tcof.com.au for more information.

29 - 30 September 2018: Rockhampton Orchid Society Inc. Spring Show

Rockhampton State High School hall, Campbell St. Website: www.rockhamptonorchidsociety.com.au

2 - 3 November 2018: Nambour Orchid Society Orchid species show and trade fair

Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave, Nambour. Friday 2nd November and Saturday 3rd November 2018. Phone 54417201 for details. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com

To be announced: Redlands Good Gardening Expo (2018)
Check the website for latest info: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Redlands-Good-Gardening-Expo.aspx

To be announced: International Composting Awareness Week Australia (2018)
Check the website: International Composting Awareness Week Australia

To be announced: Indigi Day Out (2018)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. For more information go to indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Indigi-Day-Out.aspx

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2018)
Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

To be announced: Autumn Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2018)
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 (2018)
Griffith University, Logan Campus. For more information, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/LEAF

To be announced: Ecofest (2018)
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest

To be announced: Gardening on the Edge (2018)
Check the Maleny Garden Club website for more information and contacts.

To be announced: Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show (2018)
Website: www.cssq.org.au

To be announced: Focus on Camellias (2018)
Queensland Camellia Society. Website: www.camelliasqld.org.au

To be announced: Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo (2018)
Toowoomba. Website: toowoombacamelliashow.com

To be announced: Parks Alive (2018)
Roma Street Parkland. More information: parksalive.com.au

To be announced: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2018)
Check the website www.bogi.org.au for latest information.

To be announced: Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo (2018)
Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to www.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au

To be announced: Springtime on the Mountain (2018)
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au

To be announced: Beaudesert Districts Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show (2018)
For more information, visit their website: www.bdofs.com

To be announced: Botanical Bazaar (2018)
Gold Coast. For more information go to www.botanicalbazaar.com.au

To be announced: Spring Native Flower Show and Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2018)
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 (2018)
Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

To be announced: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2018)
Wondai (near Kingaroy). Check the website for latest info: www.wondaigardenexpo.com

To be announced: Buderim Garden Festival (2018)
Check the website for more information: www.buderimgardenclub.com

To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2018)
Website: Gold Coast Rose Society Inc


 
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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)
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
Wildlife Queensland What's On page
Connect with Nature Wide range of activities for adults & children. Queensland Government

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