Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
Queensland Gardening Events Diary
IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, any event listed below could be cancelled or postponed (possibly at short notice) or there could be late changes to program, entry requirements, etc. Check the organiser's own website and/or Facebook page and/or contact them directly to find out the current status of an event.
If you're looking for a particular event, scroll down the page to the appropriate date or use the "find" function in your browser using a relevant keyword (e.g. "Ipswich" or "rose").
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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24 - 25 September 2021: Springtime on the Mountain
Presented by Tamborine Mountain Garden Club. More information: tamborinemountaingardenclub.org.au/springtime-on-the-mountain
24 - 25 September 2021: Glasshouse Country Orchid Society Annual Show
Beerwah. More information: glasshouseorchids.com.au
25 September 2021 (Saturday): Geranium and Pelargonium Society of Brisbane Queensland Inc. Annual Show
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. qldgeraniumsociety.com
25 - 26 September 2021: Wondai Spring Garden Expo
Gatton Showgrounds, Lockyer Valley. Website: www.growexpo.com.au POSTPONED until May 2022 (see below)
25 - 26 September 2021: Bromeliad & Tropicals Spring Show & Sale
2 October 2021 (Saturday): Maleny Spring Fair
Presented by the Maleny Garden Club. More information: malenygardenclub.org.
2 - 3 October 2021: North Brisbane Orchid Society Annual Show
Genesis Christian College Sports Hall, Young's Crossing Road, Bray Park. There will be a beautiful display of orchids in the competition as well as plant sales, cultural information, refreshments and a raffle. Opening hours are Saturday 2nd October 8.30am-3.30pm and Sunday 3rd October 8.30-3.00pm. Entry is $4, children under 14 years free.
9 October 2021 (Saturday): Orchid Workshop at Coucals Garden
Coucals Garden, Mount Crosby. Join Jan, Jim and a small group to learn how easy it is to grow a wide variety of orchids outside in Brisbane. The workshop will start with a discussion on the types of orchids and their growing habits. Each participant is asked to bring one orchid which they would like re-potted. Please bring a suitable pot. Orchid bark will be supplied. The workshop will finish with a walk around Coucals Garden to point out what and where the orchids are growing. Light refreshments will be served. Orchid plants will be available for purchase. Orchid bark in 50 litre bags will be for sale at $40 per bag. Covid rules will be in place. Saturday 9th October 2021, 9am-12 noon or 1pm-4pm. Cost $30 per person. Registration essential - PDF form can be downloaded from the website: coucalsgarden.com
9 - 10 October 2021: Queensland Orchid Society Inc. Spring Show
Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. Beautiful flowering orchids on display. Plants for sale - excellent variety of species and hybrids. Plant minding area. Floral art for sale. Light refreshment available. Supporting Queensland Children Hospital. Saturday 9th October 8:30am-3:30pm and Sunday 10th October 8:30am-2:30pm. Entry $4.00, children free. Website www.qos.org.au
15 - 17 October 2021: Buderim Garden Festival
More information: buderimgardenclub.com/festival
16 October 2021 (Saturday): Ipswich Branch Native Plant Sale & Environment Day
Rosewood. Presented by the Ipswich Branch of Native Plants Queensland. More information: npq.org.au/event-4453312
17 October 2021 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Spring Guided Walk
More information: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/event/spring-guided-walk-3/
23 October 2021 (Saturday): Begonias & More...
Belmont Shooting Centre, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. Begonias galore along with tropical plants, succulents and much more. EFT Available for plant sales. Don't forget your bags or boxes. Display. Rafffle. Refreshments available. 23rd October 2021 9am-3pm. Website: queenslandbegoniasociety.com
29 - 30 October 2021: Nambour Orchid Society Species Show
Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave. Nambour. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com
27 - 28 November 2021: Tropical Foliage Festival
Belmont. Presented by the International Cordyline Society. More information: cordyline.org
25 February - 6 March 2022: Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival
Includes open gardens. More information: appleandgrape.org
12 - 13 March 2022: Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
2 - 3 April 2022: Bromeliad & Tropicals Autumn Show & Sales
16 - 17 April 2022: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo
May 2022 (to be confirmed) : Grow Expo
11 - 12 June 2022: Gardening on the Edge
Presented by the Maleny Garden Club. More information: malenygardenclub.org.
8 - 10 July 2022: Queensland Garden Expo
To be announced: Tropicana 2021Rockhampton. For information contact Rockhampton Regional Council rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au
To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2021)Website: www.goldcoastrosesociety.org.au
To be announced: Queensland Geranium Society Annual Show (2021)Website: www.qldgeraniumsociety.com
To be announced: African Violet Society of Qld Inc Annual Show (2021)Website: africanvioletsocietyqld.happyo.com
To be announced: Ginger Flower & Food Festival (2022)Check www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information
To be announced: Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Annual Show & Plant Sale (2022)Check pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show for latest information
To be announced: The Tropical Affair (2022)Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org
To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Autumn Show (2022)Website: www.bdofs.com
To be announced: Queensland Orchid Society Autumn Show (2022)Website: www.qos.org.au
To be announced: Queensland Begonia Society (2022)Website: queenslandbegonia.wordpress.com
To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2022)Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
To be announced: International Compost Awareness Week Australia (2022)Check the website: compostweek.com.au/core/
To be announced: Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair (2022)Website: prgpf.com.au
To be announced: Herb Awareness (2022)Check qldherbsociety.org.au for the latest information
To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2022)Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au
To be announced: Bromeliad & Tropicals Autumn Show & Sale (2022)Website: bromsqueensland.com.au
To be announced: Autumn Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2022)Presented by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region) For more information visit their website: npq.org.au
To be announced: Logan Eco Action Festival (2022)Griffith University Logan Campus, Meadowbrook. Website: leafevent.com.au
To be announced: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair (2022)Check facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/ for the latest information
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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.
A basic, text-only listing on this page is FREE. You're welcome to use this calendar to promote garden shows, eco festivals, garden open days, grand openings, demonstrations, workshops, talks, seminars, bus trips, magazine or book launches etc if there's a component of plants or gardening. Both non-profit (clubs, societies, government, charity etc) AND commercial organisations (nursery and garden industry, events promoters, publishers etc) may all list here for free.
Interstate or international garden tours originating in Queensland may also be included.
Information can be taken from your website, fliers, brochures, media releases or your own calendar of events. However, a summarised version submitted as plain electronic text (for easy cutting & pasting) is preferred and will help get your listing online faster. Please note that any submitted material may be edited.
Notification as far in advance as possible is encouraged. This will give your listing a greater chance of being seen by potential visitors and stall holders. Events a year ahead or more will be posted if you have firm dates. You can submit more details closer to the event if you want. Don't forget a link to your website!
Other general-interest news related to plants or gardens in Qld is also invited for possible use elsewhere, such as the homepage of queenslandgardening.com or the email publication Get Results Gardening.
Looking for "Mt Cootha" garden shows? The correct spelling is "Coot-tha".
Looking for Mount Tambourine garden festival? The correct spelling is "Tamborine".