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

More information: toowoombacamelliashow.com

28 July 2019 (Sunday): Redcliffe Garden and Lifestyle Expo

Redcliffe Botanic Gardens. More Information: visitmoretonbayregion.com.au/whats-on/redcliffe-garden-lifestyle-expo

28 July 2019 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Winter Guided Walk

More information: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/event/winter-guided-walk/

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

24 - 25 August 2019: Logan & District Orchid Society Annual Show

Springwood Road State School, 94 - 120 Springwooid Road, Springwood Qld. An amazing display of quality orchids. Potting demonstrations. Cultural advice. Orchids, Bromeliads, Foliage, Floral Art all on sale at reasonable prices. Refreshments available. Saturday 8.30am-4pm; Sunday 8.30am-2pm. Admission $4. Wheelchair friendly with plenty of off street parking. Bus Trips and Groups most welcome

31 August 2019 (Saturday): Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo

Cnr Green Street & Glebe Road, Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). Large variety of exhibitors. Special guest speakers Paul Plant, Claire Bickle, Jerry Coleby-Williams, Kate Wall. Food, refreshments, plant creche, ATM, entertainment. Saturday 31st August, 8.30am to 3.00pm. Admission: $5.00 per person. Car parking in Cameron Park $2.00. Website expo.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au

1 September 2019 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair

More information: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/event/plant-fair/

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

7 - 8 September 2019: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show

Canungra. Website: www.bdofs.com

7 - 8 September 2019: The Coucals Open Garden

8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. Plants for sale by various vendors. Refreshments will be available on both days. Supporting the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch). Open 9.00am to 4.00pm. Gate entry $10. For more information go to www.coucalsgarden.com

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
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
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

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:
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
5 - 6 October 2019: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show

Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

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

buderimgardenclub.com/festival

27 October 2019 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Spring Guided Walk

More information: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/event/spring-guided-walk/

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

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: The Tropical Foliage Festival

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

2020
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: 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 (2019)
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: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2019)
Check the website www.bogi.org.au for latest information.

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

To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2019)
Website: Gold Coast Rose Society Inc


 
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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

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