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Queensland Gardening Events Diary
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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: National Palm & Cycad Show, Australia
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by the Palm & Cycad Society of Australia. Featuring an impressive display of a wide range of native and exotic palms & cycads with many unusual plants such as palms with distinctive red leaves and cycads with blue leaves. Books, posters and magazines will also be on display. There will be a massive low-cost plant sale for indoors/outdoors, full sun/shade, feature/screening, fan/tall, rare/common. A great place to indulge your gardening passion. Society members will be on hand to help you choose the right species for your own garden. Palms & cycads are the backbone of the best tropical gardens. Whilst just a dozen varieties of palms are commonly grown in SE Queensland, discover 38 other varieties that are equally easy to cultivate. Be different to your neighbours. Consider growing native and exotic cycads other than Cycas and Macrozamia. The new fronds of these are NOT usually eaten by the caterpillars of the cycad blue butterfly, so look great. Saturday 10 March 9am-4pm; Sunday 11 March 9am-3pm. Admission $3 per adult, concession cards $2. Free Parking. More Information: pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show
10 - 11 March 2018: Colour on Parade Annual Open Show
Wavell Heights Community Hall, Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. Presented by the Northern Districts Horticultural Society Inc. The Show will again feature dahlias as well as floral art, roses, pot plants, cut flowers, and orchids. There will be competitive entries for all these sections, which will attract local exhibitors as well as exhibitors from Ipwich , Stanthorpe, Byron Bay, Caboolture and more. The Show usually attracts in excess of 600 entries, including some two hundred dahlia blooms, with varieties ranging from the giant decorative to the miniature pompon types. This, together with other horticultural exhibits and floral art displays will create a floral spectacular in the hall. Potted plants will be on sale. Homemade Morning and Afternoon teas available for visitors. 12.00pm-3.30pm on Saturday 10th March and 9.00am-3.30pm on Sunday 11th March, 2018. Admission $3.00. Website: northerndistrictshorti.org.au
16 - 17 March 2018: Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
Doomben Racecourse, Ascot. Website: www.plantexpo.com.au
17 - 18 March 2018: Gardens of Brookstead and Bongeen
Presented by Gardens of the Downs. More information: gardensofthedowns.com/brookstead-bongeen
24 March 2018 (Saturday): Redlands Living Green Expo
IndigiScapes, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. Native plant sales, composting and worm farming, Australian native bee houses and beekeeping, organic gardening including children’s potting, recycled wildlife habitats, garden frog ponds and butterflies, inspiring ways to live more sustainably including presentations on beeswax wraps, and fermenting food that's too good to waste. 9am-2pm. Free family event. More information: Redlands Living Green Expo
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/.
14 - 15 April 2018: A Garden A Fair
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by the Queensland Council of Garden Clubs, the umbrella organisation of over 120 Garden Clubs throughout Queensland. At this years event there will be many displays of floral art, flowers, greenery, fruit & vegetables etc and many gardeners just waiting to answer your questions. There will also be many stalls selling home made products including jams, chutney, cakes, fresh flowers, and potted plants to name a few. We will have a fabulous raffle with many prizes and delicious refreshments to sustain you through the day. Saturday 14th April 10am-4pm; Sunday 15th April 9am-3pm. Entry is FREE. Website: qcgc.net.au
14 - 15 April 2018: Ipswich Garden Spectacular
Silkstone State School, Prospect Street, Silkstone. Presented by the Ipswich Orchid Soc. Inc. with Ipswich & District Bromeliad Soc. Inc. Orchid show & sales, bromeliad display & sales, cultural advice. Other plants available to purchase include Australian vatives, cactus & succulents, hoyas, geranium, pelargonium, African violets and much more. Ongoing raffles through out the show. Display of floral arrangements, small and large available for sale. Saturday 8.30am-3.00pm; Sunday 9.00am-2.00pm. Admission $4.00. Bus trips and groups especially welcome, Refreshments available, Wheel chair friendly, disability parking. More information contact 32815496
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
21 - 22 April 2018: Bromeliad and Tropical Show and Sales
Genesis Christian College Sports Hall, Youngs Crossing Road, Bray Park. Presented by the Bromeliad Society of Queensland. Thousands of plants available and information from growers. Saturday 8am-4pm; Sunday 9am-1pm. Admission is $4.00. Plenty of parking available. Website: bromsqueensland.com.au
28 April 2018 (Saturday): Redlands Autumn Charity Orchid Show
Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. Presented by the Redland Orchid Society. As well as a magnificent display of blooms, there will be orchid plants for sale, potting demonstrations, product sales, raffles, Art & Craft stall and light refreshments. 8.30am-3.00pm. Entry is $3.00 for adults, children free. The venue has plenty of parking and is wheelchair friendly. The show raises money for Redlands Hospital Auxiliary. Website: redlandsorchidsociety.org.
28 April 2018 (Saturday): Native Plants Queensland Autumn Plants Market
Grovely TAFE, Keperra. More information: npq.org.au/whats-on/major-events
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28 - 29 April 2018: Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo
5 - 6 May 2018: Gympie Garden Expo
For more information visit the website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au.
12 May 2018 (Saturday): Aspley Orchid Society May Show
Community Hall, 179 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. A wonderful display of flowering orchids, ferns and foliage. Potting demonstrations & cultural advice. Plants, floral arrangements, all orchid growing requirements on sale. EFTPOS available for plant sales only. No cash out. Light refreshments available. Saturday 12th May 2018, 8am-4.30pm. Entry $4. under 16 free. Off Street parking & wheelchair access. Aiding the Aspley Special School. Website: www.aspleyorchidsociety.com
12 - 13 May 2018: Autumn Rose Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by Queensland Rose Society. More information: www.qld.rose.org.au
13 May 2018 (Sunday): Mother's Day Plant Spectacular
Atherton International Club, Kennedy Highway, Atherton. A wide variety of flowering and foliage plants from rainforest to desert. Experienced growers with local knowledge to answer all your questions. Great gift ideas for Mum. 8am-4pm. Free Entry. Website: www.mothersdayplantspectacular.weebly.com
19 - 20 May 2018: Gardens of Jondaryan, Aubigny and Oakey
Presented by Gardens of the Downs. More information: gardensofthedowns.com
Starting 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 May 2018:
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, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor. Presented by the Queensland Herb Society Inc. Discover a large variety of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale. Browse a wide variety of stalls with herbal products including preserves, coffee, teas, spices, skincare, bush foods, wines and all sorts of yummy delights. Relax and revive at Cafe Sage for delicious, home baked, herb inspired food and beverages. Immerse your senses in the delights of tussie mussies. Learn to propagate herbs at our coffee cup recycling station. Enjoy a wide variety of FREE demonstrations, guest speakers, talks and workshops presented by informative Queensland Herb Society members and stall holders. This year featuring a Medieval theme! In addition to the usual huge array of herbs and herbal products for sale, the day will feature medieval entertainers and herbal experts speaking and demonstrating on the use of herbs in Medieval times. Kate Wall will join us again, this year speaking about modern weeds with a medieval importance. 1 DAY ONLY - Sunday 27th of May 2018 from 9am to 3pm. FREE ENTRY (Please note: No EFTPOS and only limited Credit Card facilities available). More Information: www.qldherbsociety.org.au
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
3 June 2018 (Sunday): Cairns ECOfiesta
For more information, visit cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta
9 - 10 June 2018: Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More Information: www.cssq.org.au
9 - 10 June 2018: Gardening on the Edge
Maleny Showgrounds. Presented by the Maleny Garden Club Inc. More Information: www.malenygardenclub.org
16 June 2018 (Saturday): Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair
Old Esk Railway Station, Pipeliner Park, Esk-Hampton Road, Esk. A real country garden fair with something for everyone. Quality stallholders. Numerous plant and garden related stalls. Speakers including Annette McFarlane, Alison Alexander & Paul Hains. Scarecrow contest & display, food and coffee, excellent raffle prizes, bus drop zone & plant creche. 8am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation. More information: facebook.com/eskgardenandlifestylefair or email valleyofthelakesgardenclub[at]gmail.com
23 - 24 June 2018: Lindmar Open Garden and Plant Lovers Fair
130 Blewers Road, Morayfield. Lindmar is a beautifully presented acreage garden where easily accessible pathways take you past large gardens of flowering camellias, perennials and bromeliads, colourful borders, an established rainforest and shady seating areas. Plant sales, expert garden talks ( Claire Bickle and Russell Young), native beehive demo and honey harvesting and tasting, Caboolture Woodcrafters and many more. Specialist growers of cottage garden perennials, orchids, tropical and carnivorous plants, succulents and cactus and rare and unusual plants will be in attendance. Light refreshments and sausage sizzle available for sale. Toilet facilities provided. 9.30am-4.00pm both days. Entry $8, under 18 yrs free. Website: lindmargarden.com.au
30 June - 1 July 2018: North Moreton Queensland Orchid Council Inc. Charity Spectacular Orchid Show.
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Many varieties of orchids, ferns and foliage plants will be on display and for sale. Throughout the day, potting demonstrations will be done with experts on hand to give advice. Wide range of fertilizer, pots and horticultural supplies on sale. Light refreshments available. Raffle drawn at 3pm Sunday (winner notified by phone). Tour buses are welcome. Show in aid of charity Be Uplifted Inc., a breast cancer support group. Saturday June 30th 8.30am-3.30pm and Sunday July 1st 8.30am-3.00pm. Admission: adults $4.00, children under 14 years free. Access by public transport available. Free parking onsite.
13 - 15 July 2018
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
15 - 16 September 2018: Spring Wildflower Show & Native Plants Market
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by Native Plants Queensland. More information: npq.org.au/whats-on/major-events
16 September 2018 (Sunday):
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
12 - 14 October 2018: Pittsworth Spring Garden Competition
More information: gardensofthedowns.com
6 - 7 October 2018: National Rose Championships & Qld Spring Rose Show
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by Queensland Rose Society. More information: www.qld.rose.org.au
27 - 28 October 2018: Gardens of Brookstead
Presented by Gardens of the Downs. More information: gardensofthedowns.com
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: Ginger Flower & Food Festival (2019)Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information
To be announced: The Tropical Affair (2019)Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org
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: Logan Eco Action Festival (2018)Griffith University, Logan Campus. For more information, visit logan.qld.gov.au/environment-water-and-waste/environmental-programs/logan-eco-action-festival-leaf
To be announced: Ecofest (2018)Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest
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: 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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