Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
Queensland Gardening Events Diary
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12 - 14 September 2019: Laidley Spring Festival
13 - 15 September 2019:
20 - 21 September 2019: Gold Coast District Orchid Society - Orchid & Foliage Spring Show
Albert Waterways Community Centre, cnr Hooker & Sunshine Blvd Mermaid Waters. This is a judged orchid and foliage show. 10 fabulous traders will be selling orchids, bromeliads, cactus, succulents and growing needs. There will be a members plant sale table and potting demonstrations. Refreshments are available provided by Espresso Xcellence as well as Lucky Draws and Raffles. The show will be open on Friday 20th September from 8.00am to 4.30pm and Saturday 21st September from 8.00am to 3.00pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults and children under 12 are free. The venue is wheel chair friendly with plenty of parking for buses and cars. facebook.com/Gold-Coast-District-Orchid-Society-Inc-351389328352152/
20 - 29 September 2019: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Go to the website www.tcof.com.au for more information.
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
21 - 22 September 2019: Floral Art Society of Queensland Annual Open Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. Their Annual Open Show "Floriferous Forms" is presented by The Floral Art Society of Queensland. Visitors can enjoy the floral designs on display, design demonstrations throughout both days and the fun "Ready, Steady, Snip" competitions. Children can make their own arrangements for free under the guidance of one of our experienced society members. Open 9.30am-3.30pm, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. Cost is $4 for adults (school children are free). Website: floralartsocietyqld.org.au
21 - 22 September 2019: Eastern District Orchid Society Inc. Spring Show
Brisbane International Shooting Centre, Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont (just follow the signs). There will be thousands of plants for sale (EFTPOS available). Craft and floral arrangements for sale. Refreshments will be available. There is plenty of parking. Entry fee is $4 for adults, children under 14 years are free. More information is available on the website www.edos.org.au
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
27 - 28 September 2019: Springtime On The Mountain Open Gardens Trail
Tamborine Mountain. Five diverse and delightful home gardens for public display. A sausage sizzle at the Botanic Gardens and plant sales. Devonshire tea and light lunches available at the Showgrounds. Local produce and botanical art and craft for sale. 9.00am-4.00pm. Trail passes $20. Single garden passes $5. Trail passes can be purchased at all the open gardens (cash only). For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au or the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club Facebook page.
28 - 29 September 2019: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Rose Show
Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. Hundreds of quality rose blooms on display by exhibitors from Darling Downs, Brisbane and Gold Coast.There will be potted roses in flower and cut rose flowers for sale and other stalls selling orchids and various other products. There will be a Major Raffle with prizes of garden goods and nursery and restaurant vouchers which will be drawn at 3.00pm Sunday. Cafe will be open both days. The show will be opened by the Patron of the Society Helen Clarke, wife of the late Mayor of the Gold Coast, Ron Clarke. Saturday 28th September 11.30am to 4.30 p.m. and Sunday 29th September 9.00am to 3.00pm. Admission $3, children under 15 free. Website: www.goldcoastrosesociety.org.au
28 - 29 September 2019: Queensland Geranium Society Annual Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. More information: www.qldgeraniumsociety.com
5 - 6 October 2019:
5 - 6 October 2019: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show
12 - 13 October 2019: Queensland Orchid Society Inc. Spring Orchid Show
Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. Beautiful flowering orchids on display. Plants for sale with excellent variety of species and hybrids. Plant minding area. Floral art for sale. Orchid accessories on sale. Potting demonstrations. Light refreshment available. Supporting Queensland Children Hospital. Saturday 12th October 8:30am-3:30pm; Sunday 13th October 8:30am-3:00pm. Entry $4.00, children free. Website: www.qos.org.au
18 - 20 October 2019: Buderim Garden Festival
27 October 2019 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Spring Guided Walk
More information: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/event/spring-guided-walk/
2 - 3 November 2019:
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 email@example.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
Presented by The International Cordyline Society. Website: www.cordyline.org2020
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:
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
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: 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: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2019)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
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