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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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14 - 15 September 2018: Gold Coast District Orchid Society 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'll be a members plant sale table and potting demonstrations. Refreshments provided by Espresso Xcellence as well as Lucky Draws and Raffles. Open Friday 14th September 8.00am-4.30pm and Saturday 15th September 8.00am-3.00pm. The venue is wheel chair friendly with plenty of parking for buses and cars. Admission is $4.00 for adults and children under 12 are free.

14 - 16 September 2018: Clivia Open Days

442 Russells Road, Pine Mountain, Ipswich. Pine Mountain Nursery's annual clivia displays will be held from Friday 14 September to Sunday 16 September 2018. These open days provide a wonderful opportunity to see what's new and also purchase clivia in flower. This year even more bronzes, reds, yellows with green throats and multipetals are expected to be available in flower. The nursery will be open from 9.00am to 3.00pm each day. See www.pinemountainnursery.com.au for further information.

16 September 2018 (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 over 90 green inspired exhibitors, nature and craft workshops, educational talks by celebrity gardeners (Jerry Colbey-Williams, Phil Dudman, Claire Bickle and more!) 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 16th September 2018, 9am-4pm

  Cost:  

$15 Adults | Kids Free. Contact event for group discounts.

  Website:  botanicalbazaar.com.au
Botanical Bazaar
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

21 - 30 September 2018: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

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

22 - 23 September 2018: Wondai Spring Garden Expo

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

29 September 2018 (Saturday): Whimisical Wildflower Walk

Redland IndigiScapes Centre, Capalaba. Booking required. More information: indigiscapes.com.au/WhatsOn/Pages/default.aspx

29 - 30 September 2018: Rockhampton Orchid Society Inc. Spring Show

Rockhampton State High School hall, Campbell St. Website: www.rockhamptonorchidsociety.com.au

29 - 30 September 2018: Ipswich Garden Spectacular

Silkstone State School, Prospect Street, Silkstone. Presented by the Ipswich Orchid Soc. Inc. with the Ipswich & District Bromeliad Soc. Inc. Orchid show & sales, bromeliad display & sales, cultural advice. Other plants available to purchase include Australian natives, cacti & succulents, hoyas, pelargoniums, African violets and much more. Ongoing raffles through out the show. Display of floral arrangements, small and large available for sale. Refreshments available. Wheel chair friendly, disability parking. Bus trips and groups especially welcome. Saturday29th September 8.30am to 3.00pm; Sunday 30th September 9.00am to 2.00pm. Admission $4.00. Contact 3281 5496.

6 - 7 October 2018: National Rose Championships & Qld Spring Rose Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by Queensland Rose Society. Do you love roses? Throughout the show, there will be hundreds of champion roses on display from rose growers all around Australia. There will also be friendly and experienced rose growers from the Queensland Rose Society on hand to answer your questions, and give you advice about which are the best roses to grow in Queensland and how to care for them. A perfect opportunity to view a wide variety of roses, and decide which ones you like best! There will be demonstrations, crafts, potted and cut roses, and fertilisers for sale. Don't forget to buy a ticket for the Garden Package raffle. Saturday 6 October 11:30am-4pm, and Sunday 7 October 9am-3pm. Entry is $4. Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

12 - 14 October 2018: Pittsworth Spring Garden Competition

More information: gardensofthedowns.com

13 - 14 October 2018: Bromeliad Extravaganza

Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Saturday 13th October 8am-3pm and Sunday 14th October 9am-1pm. More information: 41295227

20 - 21 October 2018: Buderim Garden Festival

Presented by the Buderim Garden Club. Check the website for more information: www.buderimgardenclub.com

20 - 21 October 2018: Brisbane Tomato Festival

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More information: fbbgsa.org.au/events-2/#!event/2018/10/20/diggers-tomato-festival

27 - 28 October 2018: North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc Summer Orchid Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Admire displays of beautiful orchids and browse the sales tables. Help always on hand to give growing advice on your purchase or those you already own. Learn how to repot your orchids in demonstrations held throughout the show. Buy all your orchid growing needs at the trade tables. 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 phone 07 3865 5615 or email nmqoci[at]gmail.com

27 - 28 October 2018: Gardens of Brookstead

Presented by Gardens of the Downs. More information: gardensofthedowns.com

27 - 28 October 2018: Kerkin Open Garden

678 Upper Ormeau Road, Kingsholme. As featured on Gardening Australia and Better Homes & Gardens, this acreage garden showcases many garden styles, hundreds of plant species and is full of great ideas waiting to inspire you on your own gardening adventure. Huge variety of plants for sale. Guided tour daily at 10am. Refreshments available. 9am-4pm each day. Admission $6, under 18 free. Supporting Ormeau Community Playgroup and Chaplaincy in local schools. Catering sponsored by LORDS.

28 October 2018 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Spring Seasonal Guided Walk

More information: noosabotanicgardensfriends.coms

2 - 3 November 2018: Nambour Orchid Society Orchid Species Show & Trade Fair

Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave, Nambour. Friday 2nd November and Saturday 3rd November 2018. Phone 54417201 for details. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com

3 - 4 November 2018: Bromeliad Society of Queensland Spring Show

Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont (new location). Bromeliad & tropicals show & sales. There'll be thousands of plants for sale and free advice from growers. Enter the raffle with proceeds going to charity. Kid-friendly. Saturday 3 November 8am-4pm and Sunday 4th November 9am-1pm. Admission $4. Website: bromsqueensland.com.au

11 November 2018 (Sunday): Summer Plant Spectacular

Atherton International Club, Kennedy Highway, Atherton. If you're looking to purchase that unique plant gift or something special to enhance your garden or entertaining area and make it ready for Christmas, the Summer Plant Spectacular could be the place for you! Specialist growers of bougainvillea, bromeliads, cactus and succulents, orchids, gingers and heliconias, flowering and foliage plants, fruit trees, native and exotic trees, rare and unusual plants - we will have a wide selection of plants for you to choose from. Sunday 11th November 8am-3pm. Free Entry. Website: summerplantspectacular.weebly.com

24 - 25 November 2018: Tropical Foliage Festival

The Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. (*New Venue* - Bigger & Better - just follow the signs.) An incredible variety of tropical foliage plants including new release, rare plants and old favourites, offering the best quality cordylines, bromeliads, gingers, costas, heliconias, orchids, palms and much more. Saturday morning will be featuring a rare plant auction plus guest speakers. There will also be a monster raffle. Experienced growers and garden experts will be on hand to answer your questions. Saturday 24th November 2018 8am-3pm; Sunday 25th November 2018 9am-2pm. Admission adults $3, children free. Free parking and EFTPOS available.

2019
16 - 17 March 2019:
Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo

Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo

Join us for all the fun and colour. The family will enjoy:
Stages featuring guest speakers
Stalls of dedicated plant sellers and related products
Organic & edible gardening, native & non-native plants
Plant creche and variety of food stalls
Entertainment for both adults and children

A subtropical plant collector's paradise!   

  Location:  

Doomben Racecourse, Hampden Street, Ascot

  Dates:  

Saturday 16th March, 8am - 4pm

Sunday 17th March, 8am - 3pm

  Day Entry:  

$12 adult / $10 concession (card), children under 15 free       

  Parking:  

Limited free parking

  Website:  www.plantexpo.com.au
Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
30 - 31 March 2019: Bimer Bonsai Club Annual Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. As well as a magnificent display of local bonsai trees there will be a large sales area of bonsai trees and interesting green stock and bonsai related items, including tools and pots. An interactive demonstration of bonsai creation with questions and answers will be open to the attending public. Saturday 30th March 9am to 5pm and Sunday 31st March 9am to 4pm. Entrance fee is still only $3, or $10 for families of 4 or more.

2019 Dates To Be Announced



 

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
 
2019 Dates & Prices TBA

Call 1300 100 410 for early notification

More info: Garden of England Tour
27 - 28 April 2019:


Russell Young of Russell Young Garden Designs
Russell Young
 

Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair

Proudly hosted by Russell Young of Russell Young Garden Designs, this event is the only one of its kind held locally as a community project.

A plethora of stalls selling a wide variety of plants, garden tools and accessories.

Program of guest speakers.

Plant creche, food stalls, entertainment..

Easy access, off street parking, wheel chair friendly venue (ask about parking). Buses welcome. Lawnton train station 5 min walk, 10 min drive from Bruce Highway (Exit 58) and 5 mins drive from Strathpine Shopping Centre. Nearest ATMs at Westfield.

Location:  

Lawnton Show Ground, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton

Dates:  

Saturday 27 April 2019

Sunday 28 April 2019

Website:  www.pineriversgardenandplantfair.com.au

18 - 19 May 2019: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More Information: facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/

2019 Dates To Be Announced
 

Chelsea Flower Show

with Back-Roads Touring

Stop and smell the roses on this leisurely tour of Southeast England's greatest gardens and show-stealing stately homes.

Visit the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show
Tour historic manor houses and beautiful grounds of Southeast England
Enjoy overnight stays in historic royal towns such as Tunbridge Wells and Windsor

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
 
2019 Dates & Prices TBA

Call 1300 100 410 for early notification

More info: Chelsea Flower Show Tour
12 - 14 July 2019
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.

  

12 - 14 July 2019


Plans for the 2019 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 2018 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, organic food court
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
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, 8am - 4pm

Sunday 6th October, 8am - 3pm

  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
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: Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Annual Show & Plant Sale (2019)
More Information: pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show

To be announced: Queensland Begonia Society (2019)
Website: queenslandbegonia.wordpress.com

To be announced: Redlands Living Green Expo (2019)
Check the website for latest info: www.indigiscapes.com.au

To be announced: Herb Awareness (2019)
Check www.qldherbsociety.org.au for the latest information

To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2019)
Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au

To be announced: International Composting Awareness Week Australia (2019)
Check the website: compostweek.com.au/core/

To be announced: Cairns ECOfiesta (2019)
For more information, visit cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta

To be announced: Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show (2019)
Website: www.cssq.org.au

To be announced: Indigi Day Out (2019)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. For more information check indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Indigi-Day-Out.aspx

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2019)
Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

To be announced: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo (2019)
Wondai (near Kingaroy). Website: wondaigardenexpo.com

To be announced: Autumn Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2019)
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: Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair (2019)
More information: facebook.com/valleyofthelakesgardenclub/

To be announced: Logan Eco Action Festival (2019)
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 (2019)
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest



 
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Roma Street Parkland Brisbane city
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Redlands IndigiScapes Centre Includes a "What's On" page
Save Our Waterways Now Events Calendar (Brisbane)
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
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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