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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.


4 June 2016 (Saturday): Indigi Day Out & Folk Redlands Festival of Music

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. More information at http://www.indigiscapes.com.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Indigi-Day-Out.aspx

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

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

11 - 12 June 2016: Gardening on the Edge

Presented by Maleny Garden Club. Six county gardens open to the public. Tickets at Maleny Showgrounds and at the gardens. All six gardens $20, three gardens $12, one garden $5. Also visit the garden market (free entry) at the Maleny Showgrounds. Catering in the pavillion by the Hospital Auxillary. Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th 2016, 9am to 4pm. For more information, visit the website www.malenygardenclub.org

11 - 12 June 2016: Cactus and Succulent Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by the Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Inc. Displays of Cacti and other Succulents, decorative and rare plants from the arid regions of North and South America, Africa and Madagascar, and many other regions of the world. Cultural advice, plant sales, book sales, refreshments available. Saturday 11 June 9:00am-3:30pm; Sunday 12th June 9:00am-3:00pm. Admission adults and children 14 years and over $4.00, children under 14 free if accompanied by an adult. Website: www.cssq.org.au

11 - 12 June 2016: Lindmar Open Garden and Plant Fair

130 Blewers Road, Morayfield. Take a leisurely stroll through the 3 acres of manicured gardens, enjoy light refreshments and tea/coffee/homemade soups and purchase top quality plants from specialist growers of old-fashioned perennials, orchids, roses, bromeliads and rare and unusual tropical plants. 10am to 4.30pm. Admission $5 per person, children under 18 free. Website: www.lindmargarden.com.au

18 June 2016 (Saturday): Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair

Old St Andrew's Church Complex, Ipswich Street, Esk. Plant and Garden related stalls, Scarecrow Competition, Garden Art , Free Expert advice, light refreshments, Lucky gate prizes throughout the day. 9 am - 3 pm. FREE ADMISSION. Enquiries to valleyofthelakesgardenclub[at]gmail.com or 0438511004

 
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25 - 26 June 2016: North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc Charity Orchid Spectacular

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. There'll be many different varieties of Species and Hybrid Orchids also Foliage on the benches and for sale. Potting demonstrations, pots, hangers and horticultural supplies. Information table for advice on any of your problems. Light refreshments will be available. Buses are most welcome. Saturday 8.30am-3.30pm; Sunday 8.30am-3.00 pm. All profit from this Show will be donated to the Be Uplifted Breast Cancer Support Group. For further information phone 07 3269 1631, mobile 04 3274 3695, email albertgibbard[at]optusnet.com.au

8 - 10 July 2016: Queensland Garden Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour. This expo is Queensland's premier gardening event. Enjoy over 360 exhibitors, landscape garden displays and a giant organic kitchen garden, floral art and cooking stage. Get free help with gardening problems and enjoy three days of free lectures and demos from some of Australia's leading gardening experts. Friday 8th July 8am-5pm; Saturday 9th July 8am-5pm; Sunday 10th July 8am-4pm. Admission adults $18 ($16 aged concession), $16 for groups of 10 or more, Children 15 years and under free. Bus trips are welcome! Check www.qldgardenexpo.com.au website for more information.

9 July 2016 (Saturday): Sustainable Gardening Workshop

49 Arras St Yeronga. Learn how to garden in harmony with nature with Kate Wall, (garden writer, consulting gardener). Get useful information on eco-friendly gardening without compromising on beauty or good garden design. Topics covered will include Water wise gardening; Attracting good bugs; Reducing the need for sprays, chemicals and fertilisers; Soil care; Composting / recycling organic matter; Understanding and working with microclimates in the garden; Incorporating edible and medicinal plants; Appropriate planting. 1pm-3pm. Cost $44 per person, includes afternoon tea and a free plant from June’s Home Grown Plants. Bookings essential. Phone 0448 460 037 or email thegardenerswall[at]westnet.com.au

15 - 17 July 2016: Kiels Mountain Open Garden

Kaalba Crt, Kiels Mountain (not far from Big Pineapple). Raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation. More information to come.

16 - 17 July 2016: Toowoomba Camellia Show & Garden Expo

TAFE Horticultural Centre, Campbell St, Toowoomba. For more information visit www.toowoombacamelliashow.com

22 - 24 July 2016: Caboolture Orchid Society Winter Show

Morayfield Community Complex, 298 Morayfield Road ( behind Bunnings). Fabulous selection of orchids and bromeliads, Arts and Crafts, Floral Art, Tillandsias, African Violets, Cacti and Succulents, Climbing Pitcher Plants. Orchid potting demonstrations and cultural advice. Light refreshments available. Friday 22nd July - Sunday 24th July, 9am - 4pm. Free admission. Website: Caboolture Orchid Society Inc.

23 July 2016 (Saturday): Weed Workshop

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. Phone 3824 8611 or email IndigiScapes[at]redland.qld.gov.au for more information or to register your interest to attend the workshop. Website: www.indigiscapes.com.au

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31 July 2016 (Sunday): Camellias in Focus

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by the Queensland Camellia Society Inc. Display of camellias, iInformation and advice. Bloom Competition, Ikebana and other flower arrangements, plant sales & raffles. Open 9am-3pm. Talks at 9.45am and 1pm. Entry $4.00, children free. Light refreshments available. www.camelliasqld.org.au

31 July 2016 (Sunday): Family Tree Day

Judy Holt Reserve, Birkdale (just past the Birkdale Waste Transfer Station off Old Cleveland Road). Join in the fun of National Tree Day and help plant 1000 native habitat plants along Tarradarrapin Creek. The mulch is spread and the holes are dug, but Bushcare needs your support to get the plants in the ground! Indigenous workshop, sausage sizzle, displays, certificates for kids and lucky door prizes. 9am-11am. FREE. Bring enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water. We supply plants, tools, sunscreen, insect repellent and gardening gloves. For information contact Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611 or visit the website at www.indigiscapes.com.au

6 August 2016 (Saturday): Trees for Weeds

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Swap a shopping bag of weeds for a FREE native plant (up to 5 plants per person) at IndigiScapes during Trees for Weeds Day. All weeds accepted, but this year's focus is on Blue Billy Goat, Singapore Daisy, Fishbone Fern, Cocos Palm. 9am to 2pm. Weed ID talk 11am. Also free weed advice from Council's weed experts and native plant nursery open for plant sales. For more information phone 3824 8611. Website: www.indigiscapes.com.au

6 - 7 August 2016: Parks Alive - Roma Street Parkland

Brisbane. Various activities on offer. Bookings required for some. For more information, go to http://parksalive.com.au/our-parks/roma-street-parkland/

7 August 2016 (Sunday): What's Cooking in the Gardens

Redcliffe Botanic Gardens. For more information visit www.whatscookinginthegardens.com.au

14 August 2016: Parks Alive - City Botanic Gardens

Brisbane. Various activities on offer. For more information, go to parksalive.com.au/our-parks/city-botanic-gardens/

14 August 2016: Parks Alive - South Bank Parklands

Brisbane. Various activities on offer. For more information, go to parksalive.com.au/our-parks/south-bank-parklands/

27 August 2016 (Saturday): Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo 2016

Cnr Glebe Road & Green Street, Booval (Ipswich). Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). Huge variety of exhibitors. ATM on Site. Special guest speakers Jerry Coleby-Williams, Noel Burdette, Claire Bickle, Des Warnoch (ECO Products), Russell Zabel (Aust Native Stingless Bees). Entertainment all day. Food and refreshments available. 8.30am to 3.00pm. Admission $5.00 per person, children under 12 yrs free. For more information go to expo.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au

27 - 28 August 2016: Logan and District Orchid Society Winter Show

Springwood Road State School, 94-120 Springwood Road, Springwood. Saturday 8.30-4pm; Sunday 8.30-2pm. Admission $4.00. More Information: www.lados.org.au

27 - 28 August 2016: North Brisbane Orchid Society Inc. Annual Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. There will be an outstanding display of orchids to view including our own Australian and imported species from over the world. Also an opportunity to buy a varied selection of flowering quality orchids and many other plants at very reasonable prices. View potting demos during the weekend and listen to expert advice on orchid culture. A variety of potting accessories will also be available to purchase. There will be arts and craft tables with home made cakes, jams, sweets etc. and flower arrangements featuring orchids. A large box of orchids and foliage will be raffled and drawn on Sunday afternoon. Winner will be notified immediately after the show. Devonshire teas will be served as well as sandwiches drinks etc. Saturday 27th August 8.30am-4.00pm; Sunday 28th August 8.30am-3.30pm. Admission adults $4.00, children under 14 free. More info phone 3204 6324. Website: northbrisbaneos.tripod.com

28 August 2016: Parks Alive - Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Various activities on offer. For more information, go to parksalive.com.au/our-parks/brisbane-botanic-garden/

4 September 2016 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair

Cooroy. For more information, go to www.noosabotanicgardens-friends.org.au

8 - 10 September 2016: Lockyer Valley Orchid Society Inc Spring Show

Laidley Cultural Centre, Plainland Road, Laidley. Plants, craft for sale, raffle. Specialist growers available for advice. Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm; Friday 9.00am-4.30pm; Saturday 9.00am-3.00pm. $5.00 entry to Laidley Cultural Centre also provides entry to the Laidley Garden Club, nurseries, trade displays. Contact Secretary 0439 995 430 for more information. Held in conjunction with the Laidley Spring Festival with many activities. Visit www.luvyalockyer.com.au for information on the Lockyer Valley.

10 - 11 September 2016: The Coucals Open Garden

8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby.
Saturday 10th September:: Open Garden with light refreshments served by the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch)
Sunday 11th September: High Tea served by Roderick Street Community Kindergarten
Open 9am-4pm. Entry $8 for open garden, $30 per person for High Tea which includes entry to the garden. Booking essential for High Tea. For more information go to www.coucalsgarden.com

10 - 11 September 2016: Bromeliad Extravaganza

Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights Brisbane. Sat 10th September 8am-3pm; Sun 11th September 9am-2pm.

10 - 11 September 2016: Beaudesert Districts Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show

Canungra School of Arts Hall. There will be many magnificent orchid and foliage plants on display and many quality plants at a reasonable price able to be bought. A knowledgeable guest speaker will talk on Orchid Growing for Beginners at 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. on the Saturday and at 10.30 a.m. on the Sunday. The show will be open from 8.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. on the Saturday and from 9.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. on the Sunday. There is plenty of off-street parking and refreshments will be available. Admission for adults is $3.00. Website: www.bdofs.com

11 September 2016 (Sunday): Bushcare Major Day Out

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. Phone 3824 8611 or email IndigiScapes[at]redland.qld.gov.au for more information. Website: www.indigiscapes.com.au

 
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16 - 25 September 2016: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

More information at the website: www.tcof.com.au.

16 - 25 September 2016: Toowoomba Exhibition Gardens

Four gardens open during Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers. All proceeds go to Charity. Open 9am-5pm daily. Ticket prices: All 4 gardens $12; 3 gardens $10; 1 garden $5. For further information visit the website: www.toowoombaexhibitiongardens.com

17 - 19 September 2016: Toowoomba & Districts Bromeliad Society Annual Spring Show & Sale

For more information go to www.bromeliadstoowoomba.com.au

23 - 25 September 2016: Springtime on the Mountain

Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au

24 - 25 September 2016: Wondai Spring Garden Expo

Wondai (near Kingaroy). Check the website for more information: www.wondaigardenexpo.com

24 - 25 September 2016: Maryborough Open House Gardens

Maryborough. A number of gardens will be open as part of the Open House weekend. More information at the website: www.maryboroughopenhouse.com.au

1 - 2 October 2016: Bromeliad and Foliage Frenzy

Minimbah State School Hall, cnr Walker Road & Minimbah Drive, Morayfield. Presented by Caboolture and Districts Bromeliad Society Inc. Many varieties of Bromeliads, including new releases, Sub-Tropical Foliage, Anthuriums, Orchids, Succulents, Ferns and other Assorted Plants. Cultivation advice from experienced growers. Arts and Crafts, Monster Raffle. Wheelchair friendly access. Unlimited Parking, Buses welcome. Saturday 1st October 8.00am-4pm; Sunday 2nd October 8.00am-1pm. Free Entry, EFTPOS available. Enquiries (07) 5495 2497 or 0434 128 417. Website: cabbroms.webs.com

1 - 2 October 2016: Spring Garden Spectacular

Presented by Ipswich Orchid Society Inc.

1 - 2 October 2016: Two open gardens in Montville

The Shambles: 85 Western Avenue, Montville
Wongawilli: 19 Manley Drive, Montville (Off Western Avenue)
Two of the best mature country gardens in Queensland close to the popular tourist venue at scenic Montville in the Sunshine Coast binterland. Both are collectors' gardens full of spring flowering shrubs, perennials, bulbs and trees, some rare or unusual. Refreshments available. Open 9.30am til 4pm. Adults $6 to each garden, under 18 free. Proceeds benefits charities. More information at montvillegarden.com

6 - 9 October 2016: Brisbane International Garden Show

Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine. This event will showcase the unique Queensland gardening style and will bring together landscape gardening displays for both large and smaller gardens, gardening experts delivering free talks and workshops and of course dozens of nurseries and gardening. Thursday 6th October 9am-4pm; Friday 7th October 9am - 4pm; Saturday 8th October 9am-5pm; Sunday 9th October 9am-4pm. Admission adults $20 ($18 aged concession), $18 for groups of 10 or more, Children 15 years and under free. Bus trips are welcome! Check www.brisbanegardenshow.com.au for more information.

 
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15 October 2016 (Saturday): Redland Orchid Society Spring Show

Website www.redlandsorchidsociety.org

15 - 16 October 2016 (Saturday): Buderim Garden Festival

Check the website for more information: www.buderimgardenclub.com

19 November 2016 (Saturday): Rain Garden Workshop

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. Phone 3824 8611 or email IndigiScapes[at]redland.qld.gov.au for more information or to register your interest to attend the workshop. Website: www.indigiscapes.com.au

19 - 20 November 2016: Tropical Foliage Festival

Cleveland Assembly Hall, Smith Street, Cleveland. An opportunity for gardeners and collectors to purchase many varieties of tropical foliage plants including new release, rare plants and old favourites. The best quality cordylines, bromeliads, gingers, costas, heliconias, orchids, palms and much more. The famous rare plant auction Saturday. Experienced growers and garden experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. Special guest speakers will be on stage throughout the weekend. Plant displays and a monster raffle. The event will be fully catered. Saturday 19th November 8.00am-3.00pm; Sunday 20th November 9.00am-2.00pm. Admission adults $3, children free. Free parking and EFTPOS available. Bus trips are welcome! For more information go to www.cordyline.org


2017

May 6 - 7, 2017: Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo

For more information, visit the website: www.samfordgardenexpo.org.au

Anyone with firm dates for Queensland gardening events in 2017 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: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2016)
Website: Queensland Rose Society

To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2016)
Website: Gold Coast Rose Society Inc

To be confirmed: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2016)
Check the Brisbane Organic Growers Inc. website for contacts if you require information about the 2016 Fair.

To be announced: Ginger Flower Festival (2017)
Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information

To be announced: The Tropical Affair (2017)
Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org

To be announced: Ipswich Plant Expo (2017)
Check the website for latest info: www.plantexpo.com.au

To be announced: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo (2017)
Wondai (near Kingaroy). Website: wondaigardenexpo.com.

To be announced: Autumn Native Plant Sale - Society for Growing Australian Plants (2017)
organised by by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region) For more information, visit their website: www.sgapqld.org.au

To be announced: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair (2017)
Check facebook.com/events/1036406336381234/ for the latest information

To be announced: Herb Awareness (2017)
Check www.qldherbsociety.org.au for the latest information

To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2017)
Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au

To be announced: Indigi Day Out (2017)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. For more information go to indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Indigi-Day-Out.aspx

To be announced: ECOfiesta (2017)
Cairns. For more information, visit cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta


 
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The purpose of this page is to inform the public of plant and garden-related happenings around Queensland. It's a place for people who may have heard about an event to come to look for more information. It's also designed to be easy to browse, for those who are simply looking for something to do on the weekend.

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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.
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
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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