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Queensland Gardening Events Diary
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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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25 August 2018 (Saturday): Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo
Corners of Glebe Road, Eileen and Green Streets, Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). Large variety of exhibitors. Special guest speakers Noel Burdette, Claire Bickle, Jerry Coleby-Williams, Paul Hains. Plant creche, ATM, food, entertainment. 8.30am to 3.00pm. Admission $5.00 per person. For more information go to glebegardenclubipswich.com.au
25 - 26 August 2018: North Brisbane Orchid Society Annual Spring Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. There'll be masses of benched orchids plus some ferns, foliage and bromeliads on display. Potting demos on how to grow orchids. Reliable help and advice given if needed. Lots of flowering orchids and other plants for sale in the sales area. Arts and craft stall with lots of homemade goodies to be purchased at reasonable prices. Light refreshments available including Devonshire Teas. Free parking, wheel chair friendly. A very good outing for ALL of the family. Saturday 25th August 8.30-4.00pm and Sunday 26th August 8.30-3.30pm. Admission adults $4 and children under 16 FREE.
25 - 26 August 2018: Logan & District Orchid Society Annual Show
Springwood Road State School, 94 - 120 Springwood Road, Springwood. Saturday 25th August 8.30am-4pm and Sunday 26th August 8.30am-2pm.
26 August 2018 (Sunday): Brisbane Organic Growers (BOGI) Fair
Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor. More information: bogi.org.au/2018-bogi-fair
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
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
1 September 2018 (Saturday): Redland 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, cultural advice, product sales, raffles, art & craft stall, and light refreshments. The venue at the has plenty of parking and is wheelchair friendly. Saturday 1st September 2018 from 8.30am to 3.00pm. Entry is $3.00 for adults, children free. The show raises money for Redlands Hospital Auxiliary. More information contact redlandsorchidsociety[at]bigpond.com. Website: redlandsorchidsociety.org
2 September 2018 (Sunday): Native Plants Queensland Plant and Enviro Day
Rosewood Showgrounds. Presented by Native Plants Queensland Ipswich Branch. More information: facebook.com/events/267066854067359/
2 September 2018 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair
More information: noosabotanicgardensfriends.coms
6 - 8 September 2018: Laidley Spring Festival
More information: luvyalockyer.com.au/whats-on/events/event/4352-laidley-spring-festival
8 - 9 September 2018: The Coucals Open Garden
8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. Open garden with light refreshments served by the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch), who also benefits from the gate fee. Plants for sale. Open 9am-4pm. Entry $8. For more information go to www.coucalsgarden.com
8 - 9 September 2018: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show
Canungra School of Arts Hall, Pine Street, Canungra. Not only will there be many orchids in spectacular bloom, especially native orchids, but also ferns, begonias, bromeliads, aroids, etc., on display. There will also be orchids and foliage plants grown by local society members on sale at reasonable prices. Commercial growers will be selling orchids and other foliage plants while other trade tables will be selling orchid growing accessories not generally available to the hobby grower. There will be also a cake and craft stall run by a local organisation. Saturday 8th September 8.00am-3.00pm and Sunday 9th September 9.00am-2.00pm. A knowledgeable and experienced orchid grower will be speaking on "The Basics for Growing Orchids" at 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. on the Saturday and from 10.30 a.m. on the Sunday. Admission is $3.00. Refreshments will be available. There is much off-street parking. For more information phone 55432108 or visit www.bdofs.com.
9 September 2018 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair
Carindale Recreation Reserve. More information: www.greenheartfair.com.au/
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
27 - 28 April 2019:
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
12 - 14 July 2019
5 - 6 October 2019:
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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