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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
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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Queensland Gardening Events Diary

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 8888

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. Cultivation advice from experienced growers. Arts and crafts, monster raffle. Wheelchair friendly access. Plenty of parking. Buses welcome. EFTpos facilities available. Saturday 3rd October 8am-4pm; Sunday 4th October 8am-1pm. Free entry. Enquiries: 5495 2497 or 0434 128 417 or visit cabbroms.webs.com/

3 - 4 October 2015: Spring Garden Spectacular

Silkstone State School, Prospect Street, Silkstone. Featuring the Ipswich Orchid Society 2015 Autumn Spring Show and several displays from Ipswich & District Bromeliad Society Inc., Society for Growing Australian Plants, African Violet Society, Plants Plus & Salvation Army Riverview Nursery & Farm, Bee Keepers & Lace Makers. Saturday 8.30am-4.00pm; Sunday 8.30am-2.00pm. Admission is $3.00, children under 12 are admitted free. Off street parking, available via Malloy Street at the eastern entrance of the School. Wheel chair friendly. Light refreshments will be available throughout the show. Bus Trips & Groups are especially welcome and arrangements can be made for morning/afternoon tea for groups. (Lunch can also be arranged off-site, plus visits to local sites of interest and or Orchid Growers etc) For more information, Ph 3281 3778 Mob 0414257132 email dwoodcock46[at]optusnet.com.au

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

14 October 2015 (Wednesday): Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum Ltd Launch

Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha extension. Find out how to become a member and about opportunities to become involved with the gardens for special events. Morning tea will follow the information session and general meeting. 10.00-11.00am. FREE

17 October 2015 (Saturday): Redlands Orchid Society Spring Charity Show

Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. As well as a magnificent display of blooms, there will be orchid plants for sale, potting demonstrations, product sales, raffles and light refreshments. Saturday 17th October from 8.30am to 3.00pm. Entry is $3.00 for adults, children free. Plenty of parking, wheelchair friendly. The show raises money for Redlands Hospital Auxiliary. For more information contact redlandsorchidsociety[at]bigpond.com or visit the website www.redlandsorchidsociety.org

17 October 2015 (Saturday): Biological Growing Techniques for the Home Gardener - Workshop

59 Fahey Road, Mt Glorious. Held in the magical Phoenix Sculpture Garden on the summit of Mt Glorious, this informative and fun program will reveal many secrets of the soil. Presented by Home Soil Solutions. Learn how to work with nature, feed the soil life organic matter, minimize tilling and compaction and balance the soil minerals. See theory translate into practice, in a beginning patch. Enjoy afternoon tea while indulging in the serene majesty of the gardens that showcase the work of master sculptor Graham Radcliffe. Saturday 17th October, 1.30pm-5.00pm. $30 per person. Bookings essential, RSVP (07) 3289 0171. Website: www.homesoilsolutions.com.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

17 - 18 October 2015: African Violet Society of Queensland Inc

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. The largest display and sale of african violets and related gesneriads in Queensland. Held only once a year. Advice on growing available, as well as potting supplies, leaves and plants for sale. Refreshments and craft items made by members available. Saturday 17th October 11am-4pm; Sunday 18th 10am-3pm. Admission $4, children free. www.africanvioletsocietyqld.happyo.com/

25 October 2015 (Sunday): Stingless Beekeeping Workshop

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

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

31 October - 1 November 2015: North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc Summer Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. There will be a beautiful display of all varieties of orchids and fern and foliage on the benches and in plant sales. Also potting demonstrations, fertilisers, pots and horticultural supples and an information table for advice on any of your problems from very experienced growers. Saturday 31st October 8.30am-3.30pm and Sunday 1st November 8.30am-3pm. Admission $4.00 Adults, children under 14 free. Busses are most welcome. For further information phone 3269 1631, mobile 04 3274 3695 or email nmqoc[at]optusnet.com.au

8 November 2015 (Sunday): Grow Organic Food For A Family In Your Backyard

The Library, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Learn how to grow enough organic food and make self‐watering planter boxes. Presented by urban gardener Roman Spur. 10.30-12.30pm. For more information or to book phone Mt Coot‐tha Library on (07) 3403 2550.

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

14 - 15 November 2015: Orchid Species Society

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Be captivated by a display of species orchids from Australia and other parts of the world - some rare and near extinction. Orchids, orchid supplies and accessories for sale, with cultural advice also available. Saturday 14th Nov 8.30-4pm; Sunday 15th 9.00-3.30pm. $4.

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.

21 - 22 November 2015: Wintle Giving Garden (garden opening)

5 Carlton Court, Birkdale. 9.00am-4.30pm. $7 per person (children free). More information at ianjudy.blogspot.com or facebook.com/birkdalegarden

21 -22 November 2015: Tropical Foliage Festival

Cleveland. More Information: Tropical Foliage Festival

28 November 2015 (Saturday): Grange View Gardens Nursery Open Day

2752 Old Gympie Road, Beerwah. Come and wander through our tropical garden filled with bromeliads, heliconias, gingers and exotic tropicals. Plant sales available on the day, EFTpos facilities available. Free entry, refreshments also provided. 9am-3pm. Enquiries: 0427 428 793.

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22 - 24 January 2016: Ginger Flower Festival

Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information.

12 - 13 March 2016: Ipswich Plant Expo

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

10 - 11 April 2016: Autumn Garden Spectacular

Presented by Ipswich Orchid Society Inc.

4 - 5 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.

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: Sub Tropical Orchid Council Qld Diamond Festival of Orchids

Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Hosted by Nambour Orchid Society Inc. Saturday 11th June 8.30am-4pm; Sunday 12th June 8.30am-2.30pm. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com

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

2 - 3 September 2016: Nambour Orchid Society Inc. Spring Show

Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave, Nambour. Friday 2nd September 8.30am-4pm; Saturday 3rd September 8.30am-2.30pm. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com

1 - 2 October 2016: Spring Garden Spectacular

Presented by Ipswich Orchid Society Inc.

28 - 29 October 2016: Nambour Orchid Society Inc. Species Show & Trade Fair

Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave, Nambour. Friday 28th October 8.30am-4pm; Saturday 29th October 8.30am-2.30pm. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com

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: 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: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2016)
Website: Queensland Rose Society

To be announced: The Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland (2016)
For more information on their annual show, visit the Society's website: Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Inc

To be announced: Queensland Garden Expo (2016)
Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour. Check the Queensland Garden Expo website for more information.

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

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

To be announced: Queensland Camellia Society annual display (2016)
For more information on the Society's annual camellia exhibition, visit their website: Queensland Camellia Society Inc

To be announced: Gardening on the Edge (2016)
Check the Maleny Garden Club website for more information and contacts.

To be announced: Indigi Day Out (2016)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. For more information go to indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Indigi-Day-Out.aspx

To be announced: Farm Fantastic Expo (2016)
Caboolture Showgrounds. For more information, visit their website: www.farmfantasticexpo.com.au

To be announced: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (2016)
Go to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers website for more information and contacts.

To be announced: Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo (2016)
Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to www.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au

To be announced: Sustainable Living Expo (2016)
Cairns. For more information, contact Cairns Regional Council

To be announced: Springtime on the Mountain (2016)
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2016)
Website: Queensland Rose Society

To be confirmed: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2016)
Check the Brisbane Organic Growers Inc. website for contacts if you require information about the 2015 Fair.

To be announced: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2016)
Check the website for latest info: wondaigardenexpo.com

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

To be announced: Spring Native Plant Sale - Society for Growing Australian Plants (2016)
For more information, visit the Society's website: Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region

To be announced: Tropical Foliage Festival (2016)
Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org

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Have you ever heard about an event on the TV or radio but didn't have a pen handy? Or a friend mentioned it, but she didn't know the details? Sure you read about it somewhere but you already threw out the newspaper?

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.

Listing on this page is FREE. You're welcome to use this calendar to promote garden shows, open days, grand openings, demonstrations, workshops, talks, seminars, bus trips, gardening magazine or book launches etc. 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.

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