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Are you organising a garden show, gardening workshop, open garden, garden tour or community planting day in Qld? Be sure to send in some details ASAP for free publicity on this page.
 
More events & gardens to visit
Brisbane Green Events Brisbane City Council
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.
Open Gardens Australia (formerly Australia's Open Garden Scheme)
Connect with Nature A wide range of activities for adults and children. Queensland Government
Roma Street Parkland Brisbane city
Save Our Waterways Now Events Calendar (Brisbane)
Northey Street City Farm Workshops, markets and other events (Brisbane)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre Includes a "What's On" page
Gold Coast Parks Information about Gold Coast City Council parks, including a comprehensive "What's On" section
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


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If you're looking for a particular event, scroll down the page (events arranged by 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.


Mondays to Saturdays: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha Free Guided Discovery Tours

Mt. Coot-tha. Enjoy a relaxed and informative guided walk with a garden guide. Tours start at the Information Centre. No bookings required. 11am-12noon and 1pm-2pm. Free. For more information phone (07) 3403 2535.

5 July 2015 (Sunday): Focus on Camellias

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by The Queensland Camellia Society Inc. Talks, advice, bloom competition, plant sales & raffles. Entry $4.00, children free. Website: www.camelliasqld.org.au

10 - 12 July 2015: Queensland Garden Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour. Check the Queensland Garden Expo website for latest information.

18 July 2015 (Saturday): Slacks Creek Community Walk

Slacks Creek. Join Logan City Council and others in your community for a social walk along Slacks Creek. This walk will provide a great opportunity to meet new people, and discover the natural values and unique wildlife of Slacks Creek. 2.30pm - 4.30pm. This is a free event run by Logan City Council for Logan residents. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Email environment[at]logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 4491.

24 - 25 July 2015: Toowoomba Orchid Society Conference and Show

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Berghofer Recreation Centre, Baker Street, Toowoomba. The Toowoomba Orchid Society is celebrating its 60th anniversary by holding an Orchid Conference including an Orchid Show, Lectures/Presentations, Vendor Displays & Orchid Sales. Conference presenters/speakers to include Gary Yong Gee, Clive Halls, Bill Miles, Ross Maidment. For more information phone 0439 542 240 or 0439 953 629 or visit www.toowoombaorchidsociety.org.au.

26 July 2015 (Sunday): National Tree Day Planting

Birkdale. Join in the fun of National Tree Day and help plant 3000 native habitat plants along Tingalpa Creek at Tingalpa Creek Conservation Corridor, Catherine Street, Birkdale. 9am to 11am. Website: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/

26 July 2015 (Sunday): National Tree Day at Jimboomba

Glenlogan Lakes Park, Jimboomba. Come along to National Tree Day and plant a tree or two to help revegetate the Logan River and provide habitat for native wildlife. BBQ provided. 8.30am-11am. This is a free event run by Logan City Council for Logan residents. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Email environment[at]logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 4491.

31 July 2015 (Friday): Wild Macadamia presentation

Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, Capalaba. More information: www.wildlife.org.au/whatson/index.html

1 August 2015 (Saturday): Trees for Weeds (Mainland Event)

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. Receive a free native plant for every shopping bag of weeds you bring to Redlands IndigiScapes Centre (up to five plants per person) during Trees for Weeds Day. 9am to 2pm. More information: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au

2 August 2015 (Sunday): What's Cooking in the Gardens

Redcliffe Botanic Gardens. More Information:

15 August 2015 (Saturday): Trees for Weeds (Stradbroke & Bay Islands Event)

Receive a free native plant for every shopping bag of weeds you bring along (up to five plants per person). Locations: Coochiemudlo Island Jetty, Macleay Island Progress Hall, Point Lookout Bushcare Nursery, Karragarra Island Foreshore Park, Russell Island Public Pool Carpark. 8.30am to 10.30am. Focus Weeds: Mile a minute (Ipomaea cairica), Mother of Millions (Bryophyllum delagoense). More information: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au

15 - 16 August 2015: Native Plants Queensland

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Huge selection of native plants for sale. Native flower displays from across Queensland. Stalls of allied groups such as the Frogs QLD, Butterflies QLD, Bat Society, Floral Artists Association, Wood carvers and many others. There will be displays by SGAP branches from across Southeast Queensland as well as plant raffle and refreshments. Admission $3.

16 August 2015 (Sunday): Guided Hike through Spring Mountain Forest Park

Greenbank. Enjoy the spectacular views from Spring Mountain Forest Park and learn about the plants, animals and history of the park. Moderate level fitness required due to steep and unstable terrain. 9am-11.30am. This is a free event run by Logan City Council for Logan residents. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Email environment[at]logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 4491.

22 - 23 August 2015: North Brisbane Orchid Society Spring Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. There will be an outstanding display of orchids to view including our own Australian orchids and species from around the world. There will also be an opportunity to buy a variety of flowering quality orchids. Repotting demonstrations. Arts and Craft stall with home made goodies. Refreshments also available. Open 8.30am to 3.30pm both days. Admission adults $4.00, children under 14 free. For more information phone 3204 6324. northbrisbaneos.tripod.com

22 - 23 August 2015: Townsville Plant and Garden Expo

Riverway Pioneer Park. Saturday 22 August 8am-4pm; Sunday 23 August 8am-3pm. Entry $5 adults, children under 15 free. Website: www.tsvgardenexpo.com

29 August 2015 (Saturday): Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo

Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to www.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au

29 - 30 August 2015: Logan & District Orchid Society Annual Winter Show

Logan Central Community Centre, cnr Jacaranda Ave & Wembley Rd Logan Central. See a wonderful display of all types of orchids - species and hybrid - by some of SE Qld's best growers. There will be potting demonstrations and plenty of cultural advice available. Orchid plants, growing accessories, floral arrangements and orchid books for sale at very reasonable prices. Light refreshments will also be available. There is plenty of parking and the venue is wheelchair friendly. The show will be open 8.30am-3pm daily. Admission $4. For information phone 3345 6143 or visit the website www.lados.org.au

29 - 30 August 2015: Tableland Garden and Lifestyle Expo

Atherton. More information: www.trc.qld.gov.au/event/tableland-garden-and-lifestyle-expo/

30 August 2015 (Sunday): Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair

For more information, check the website www.bogi.org.au

30 August 2015 (Sunday): Botanical Bazaar

Currumbin RSL, Gold Coast. Gardening Expo with a Twist! Entry includes access to the Educational Hub where you can hear from experts such as Phil Dudman, Claire Bickle talking about Backyard Chickens and many more. Pre-Purchase tickets online and receive a free Air Plant from Air Plant Designs or Red Dragon Fruit cutting from Tropical Fruit World upon entry. 9.30am-5.30pm. For more information visit www.botanicalbazaar.com.au

 
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31 August - 4 September 2015: Griffith University Sustainability Week

More information to be announced closer to the event www.griffith.edu.au/sustainability/news-and-events

7 September 2015 (Monday): Meadowbrook Community Planting Day

Meadowbrook. Learn about the threatened species found in Slacks Creek, and help recovery actions by planting a native species (or two!) on National Threatened Species Day. A free BBQ and refreshments will be provided. 9am-11am. This is a free event run by Logan City Council for Logan residents. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Email environment[at]logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 4491.

12 September 2015 (Saturday): High Tea at Coucals of Mount Crosby

8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. Session times 9am-12noon and 1pm-4pm. Cost is $25 including entry to the gardens. Plants also for sale. Bookings essential. Phone 3201 0439. Website: www.coucalsgarden.com. Benefitting the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) and Kenmore Bridge Club Inc.

12 - 13 September 2015: Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo

Samford Showground, Showgrounds Drive Highvale. Extensive range and number of plants and quality garden related and outdoor living stalls, demonstrations, speakers, variety of interesting food, parking on grounds. Showground is on flat, grassed land in beautiful location. Website: www.samfordgardenexpo.com.au

12 - 13 September 2015: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show

Canungra School of Arts Hall in Pine Street, Canungra. Many orchids, especially native orchids, in spectacular bloom plus ferns, begonias, bromeliads, aroids and succulents on display. 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 will speak on "The Basics for Growing Orchids" at 9.00am and 11.00am Saturday and from 10.30am Sunday. Admission is $3.00. Refreshments will be available. There is wheelchair access and plenty of off-street parking. For more information phone 5543 2108 or visit www.bdofs.com

12 - 13 September 2015: Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt Festival

For information, go to bbbf.com.au

13 September 2015 (Sunday): Bushcare Major Day Out (Redlands)

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Celebrate 20 years of Bushcare in the Redlands with a fun-filled, family day. Webpage: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/IndigiCentre/Pages/20-Years-of-Bushcare.aspx

13 September 2015 (Sunday): Bushcare Major Day Out (Logan)

Slacks Creek. Connect with your local community and find out what is being done in your local bushland to help it thrive. Join the fun where anyone, young and old, can work and learn alongside experts and experienced volunteers. 8am-10.30am. This is a free event run by Logan City Council for Logan residents. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Email environment[at]logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 4491.

 
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18 - 23 September 2015: Toowoomba Clivia Show

For more information visit www.toowoombacliviasociety.com.au

18 - 27 September 2015: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

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

20 September 2015 (Sunday): High Tea at Coucals of Mount Crosby

8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. Session times 9am-12noon and 1pm-4pm. Cost is $25 including entry to the gardens. Plants also for sale. Bookings essential. Phone 3201 0439. Website: www.coucalsgarden.com. Benefitting the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) and Kenmore Bridge Club Inc.

26 - 27 September 2015: Wondai Spring Garden Expo

Check the website for latest information: www.wondaigardenexpo.com

3 - 4 October 2015: The Australian National Rose Championships 2015

Robina Community Centre, Robina 196 Robina. Hundred of roses on display. Includes a Cafe, potted roses for sale, cake decorating and jewellery displays, floral art demonstrations and much more. Saturday 3rd October 11.30am-5pm and Sunday 4th October 9.30am-3pm. $4 entry. www.goldcoastrosesociety.org.au

3 - 4 October 2015: Bromeliad and Foliage Frenzy

Minimbah State School Hall, cnr Walker Road and Minimbah Drive, Morayfield 4510. Presented by Caboolture and District Bromeliad Society Inc. Wide variety of bromeliads, including rare and new release. Other plants including ferns, orchids, cordylines, anthiriums, succulents. Plenty of parking. Buses welcome. Saturday 3rd October 8.00am - 4.00pm; Sunday 4th October 8.00am - 1.00pm. Free entry. For more information phone 5495 2497 or 0434 128 417 or visit cabbroms.webs.com/

3 - 4 October 2015: Spring Garden Spectacular

Presented by Ipswich Orchid Society Inc.

8 - 11 October 2015: Brisbane International Garden Show

Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine. More information: www.brisbanegardenshow.com.au

10 - 11 October 2015: Floral Art Society of Qld. Inc

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. FASQ's annual show will again put on a stunning and dazzling display of floral designs with the theme being The Language of Flowers. Website: www.floralartsocietyqld.org.au

17 - 18 October 2015: Buderim Garden Festival

Buderim War Memorial (BWMCA) Hall, cnr King and Main Sts, Buderim. The Garden Festival comprises 3 parts: The Spring Flower Show, Six Open Gardens, and the Quality Plant Market. The theme is "Buderim Blooms". Open 9am to 4 pm daily. The official opening will be at 2 pm on the Saturday afternoon. Details are posted on the website www.buderimgardenclub.com. Enquiries phone 0448 714 561 or email buderimgardenclub[at]gmail.com

25 October 2015 (Sunday): Stingless Beekeeping Workshop

CREEC, Burpengary. More information and bookings www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/environmentaladventures/

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31 October - 1 November 2015: Bromeliad Extravaganza

Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Saturday 31st October 8am-3pm; Sunday 1st November 9am-2pm

13 November 2015 (Friday): Guided Hike through Plunkett Conservation Park

Cedar Creek. Come help spot a koala (or evidence of) whilst exploring Plunkett Conservation Park and help contribute to the National Koala Count. This beautiful park is also known for its unique flora combinations and unusual geological nature. This event is run in conjunction with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Moderate level fitness required. 8am-10am. This is a free event run by Logan City Council for Logan residents. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Email environment[at]logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 4491.

14 - 15 November 2015: Bromeliad Society of Queensland Spring Show and Sales

Brisbane Table Tennis Centre, 68 Green Terrace, Windsor. There will be a number of displays plus a wide selection of plants for sale. Information will be available from experienced growers. Saturday 8.00am-4.00pm; Sunday 9.00pm-3.00pm. www.bromsqueensland.com.au

21 November 2015 (Saturday): Wildlife Friendly Backyards

Shailer Park. Creating a wildlife-friendly backyard is much easier than you think and will not only help our local wildlife but reduce your garden maintenance and create a place of interest and beauty. 9.30am-11.30am. Suitable for adults and children over 10. This is a free event run by Logan City Council for Logan residents. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Email environment[at]logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 4491.


2016
12 - 13 March 2016: Ipswich Plant Expo

Check the website for more information: www.plantexpo.com.au

5 June 2016 (Sunday): Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)

Griffith University, Logan Campus. For more information, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/LEAF

Anyone with firm dates for Queensland gardening events in 2016 and beyond are welcome to send them in for inclusion in the diary now. Additional details can be submitted closer to the event, if necessary. More information.
To be announced: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo (2016) Wondai Sportsground and Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Website: wondaigardenexpo.com.

To be announced: Gardenfest (2016)
Toowoomba. For more information, visit the website: Gardenfest

To be announced: Herb Awareness (2016)
Check the Queensland Herb Society Inc. website for contacts if your require info on the next Herb Awareness event

To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2016)
Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au

To be announced: International Composting Awareness Week Australia (2016)
Check the website: International Composting Awareness Week Australia

To be announced: Autumn Native Plant Sale - Society for Growing Australian Plants (2015)
For more information, visit the Society's website: Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region

To be announced: Toowoomba Hospice Camellia & Winter Market Festival (2015)
Toowoomba. Website: toowoombacamelliashow.com

To be announced: Sustainable Living Expo (2015)
Cairns. For more information, contact Cairns Regional Council

To be announced: Springtime on the Mountain (2015)
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2015)
Website: Queensland Rose Society

To be announced: Tropical Foliage Festival (2015)
Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org

To be announced: Ginger Flower Festival (2016)
Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information

 
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