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More events & gardens to visit
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.
Open Gardens Australia (formerly Australia's Open Garden Scheme)
Connect with Nature A wide range of activities for adults and children. Queensland Government
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
 
Mondays to Saturdays: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha Free Guided Discovery Tours

Enjoy a relaxed and informative guided walk with a garden guide. Walks depart from the Information Kiosk. No booking required. 11am-12noon and 1pm-2pm. Free. For more information phone (07) 3403 2535.

4 - 5 October 2014: Bromeliad and Foliage Frenzy

Minimbah State School Hall, Cnr Walker Road and Minimbah Drive, Morayfield. Presented by Caboolture and Districts Bromeliad Society. Many varieties of bromeliads and foliage plants on sale; cultivation advice from experienced growers; monster raffle; art and craft stall; light refreshments available. Free admission. Saturday 4th 8.00am-4.00pm; Sunday 5th 8.00am-1.00pm. Plenty of parking. Buses welcome. Website: www.cabbroms.webs.com

4 - 5 October 2014: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha.There will be hundreds of colourful and fragrant blooms in one location. If you have ever considered growing roses or just love to look at them, this is an excellent opportunity to view many varieties, decide which ones you like the best, and speak to the friendly and experienced rose growers from the Queensland Rose Society who will be on hand to answer your queries, and advise you on the roses most suitable for the Queensland climate. Cut and potted roses will be available for purchase, and refreshments are available. Saturday 4th October 11.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 5th October 9.00am to 3.00pm. Admission $4, children under 5 free. Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

4 - 5 October 2014: Bribie Island Orchid Society Spring Orchid and Foliage Show

For more information, visit the website: Bribie Island Orchid Society Inc.

4 - 5 October 2014: Spring Garden Spectacular

Silkstone State School, Prospect Street Silkstone. Presented by the Ipswich Orchid Society Inc. with the Ipswich & District Bromeliad Society Inc. Orchids, Bromeliads, Cultural Advice. Australian Natives, Hibiscus and much more. Refreshments available. Saturday 8.30am-4.00pm; Sunday 8.30am-2.00pm. Bus trips and groups especially welcome. Wheel chair friendly.

4 - 5 October 2014: Bali Hai (Open Gardens Australia)

Bli Bli. "The beautifully terraced garden has a restful, tropical rainforest feel. Balinese statues, spirit houses and shingled Bali pavilions nestle among established trees, lush foliage and ponds." "A striking hedge of 'Little Gem' magnolias, stands of ghost and black bamboo, and exotic fruit trees add points of interest." For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

4 - 5 October 2014: Giardino Lucciola (Open Gardens Australia)

Beechmont. "A sweep of hillside has been transformed into an impressive young garden at Beechmont. Semi-mature deciduous trees enhance a large English Cottage garden bursting with spring colour. Delightful woodland walk of vibrant annuals, ranunculas, crocus, daffodils and tulips. In autumn the hillside is ablaze with the reds, golds and oranges of the trees." For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

5 October 2014: Succulenticon Plant Sale

Brisbane International Virginia, Cnr Zillmere & Sandgate Rds, Boondall. Enter via Parthenia St (off Sandgate Rd). Part of the 23rd Australasian convention 'Succulenticon 2014' hosted by The Cactus & Succulent Society of Queensland Inc. The plant sale (including new releases) will be open to the public on Sunday October 5 from 10.00am-3.00pm. Admission is FREE. More information at the Society's website: www.cssq.org.au

11 - 12 October 2014: SGAP Spring Native Flower Show and Native Plants Market

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. For more information visit the Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region, Inc. website: www.sgapqld.org.au

11 - 12 October 2014: Bromeliad Extravaganza

Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Saturday 11th October 8am-3pm; Sunday 12th October 9am-2pm

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12 October 2014 (Sunday): Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair

102 Mc Donald Road, Windsor (near Albion Railway Station). Free gardening advice & talks, free animal nursery. Also herbs, books, chooks, seedlings, jams, tools, fruit trees, food & drinks. 9am-3pm. No pets please. For more information visit bogi.org.au/2014-bogi-fair for more information.

16 October 2014 (Thursday): Property Fire Management & Biodiversity

Greenbank, 7pm-8.30pm. Come along and learn about balancing property protection with the conservation of bushland plants and animals. Queensland's bushfire season traditionally runs from August to December each year, so it is important to be prepared. Find out how you can prepare your family, pets and property ahead of the bushfire season. 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.

18 -19 October 2014: Buderim Garden Festival

Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr King & Church Sts. Including spring flower show, six open gardens across Buderim, garden sculpture exhibition at Buderim Craft Cottage. 9am to 4pm Saturday and 9am to 3pm Sunday. Weekend ticket to 6 Open Gardens and Flower Show $15.00. Entry to Flower Show only (Buderim War Memorial Hall) Gold Coin. www.buderimgardenclub.com/buderimgardenfestival.htm

18 - 19 October 2014: Bromeliad Society of Queensland Spring Show

Brisbane Table Tennis Centre, 86 Green Terrace, Windsor. A bus (BCC 353) stops at the door. There will be displays and thousands of plant for sale. Experienced growers will be available to provide advice and information. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Saturday 8.00am-4.00pm and Sunday 9.00am-3.00pm. Entry is $4.00 for adults with children under 16 free. Website: www.bromsqueensland.com.au

18 - 19 October 2014: The Orchid Species Society

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. You may never get to see a spectacular view of species orchids in the wild but you can view orchid species from the wild at the 2014 Orchid Species Show. Saturday 8.30am-4pm and Sunday 9am-3.30pm. Admission $4. www.orchidspeciessoc.org

18 - 19 October 2014: Bali on Banksia (Open Gardens Australia)

Banksia Beach, Bribie Island. The garden has a Balinese influence with many statues and water features. A tropical garden with lots of fruit trees planted amongst the tropical foliage. The garden also showcases foxtails, golden canes & alexandra palms. Splashes of colour are provided by variegated gingers, crotons, colossus, bromeliads and orchids. There is a must-see vegetable garden, all grown in containers and a worm farm. Worm tea is used to fertilise the whole garden. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

18 - 19 October 2014: Evans Garden (Open Gardens Australia)

Harlaxton (Toowoomba). Behind a bank of roses, azaleas and other exotic shrubs is the secluded Evans garden of manicured lawns and rooms of temperate-climate species shaded by avocados and maples. Raised beds feature conifers, maples and crabapples. Crepuscule rose arbour and David Austin roses. Weeping mulberry, vegetables, gazebo. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

18 - 19 October 2014: Fearon Garden (Open Gardens Australia)

Harlaxton (Toowoomba). Fearon garden is where plants chosen for foliage colour, texture and shape have been blended into a visual delight. Temperate-climate species include conifers, maples, azaleas and camellias with underplantings of hellebores and clivias. Roses on archways; flowering cherries and crabapples; stunning espaliered sasanqua camellias. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

 
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18 - 19 October 2014: Moorlands (Open Gardens Australia)

Rosalie Plains (Oakey). Moorlands has commanding breathtaking views, this park-like country garden boasts towering trees and glorious spring colour. Bottletrees, palms and a massive fig offer welcome shade. Vibrant bougainvilleas compete with gorgeous old-fashioned roses, perennials and jacarandas in a burst of colour. Mature ficus clothes the historic house. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

25 October 2014 (Saturday): Composting and Worm Farming Basics

Chambers Flat, 9am-11am. This workshop will explain the ins and outs of home composting, along with compost and worm farm establishment and maintenance advice. Join us and Envirocom to learn how easy it is to turn your organic waste into a free resource for your garden while helping the environment at the same time! 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.

25 - 26 October 2014: Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo

Samford Showgrounds, Showgrounds Drive (off Mt Glorious Road), Samford Valley QLD 4520. The Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo offers you the chance to experience the latest in garden and lifestyle information, products, tools and tips for every type of gardener - both young and old!! Held over a full weekend, the Expo features 60+ exhibitors, 20+ talks and demonstrations from gardening experts and retailers of plants, tools, equipment, homewares and outdoor essentials. See beautiful displays of plants and learn heaps of helpful tips on how to make your garden beautiful this Spring. Don't miss the Classic Car & Vintage Caravan display. A weekend event for the whole family. Best of all, accompanied kids under 18 get in FREE! Proceeds from this weekend Expo will be shared between Samford State School and Mt Sampson State School to fund emotional wellbeing and emotional support programs for young people, broadening the school chaplaincy work at both these primary schools. Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm; Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm. Adults $10, accompanying kids under 18 FREE. For more information, visit the website: samfordgardenexpo.com.au

25 - 26 October 2014: Coopers Cottage (Open Gardens Australia)

Mount Tamborine. "Coopers Cottage" is a beautiful established garden where plantsmanship is evident in the skilful combinations of flower and foliage. Soft-coloured camellias, hydrangeas, magnolias and a lovely white wisteria. Beneath a canopy of mature trees is a colourful display of unusual and interesting dahlias, clivias, perennials and bulbs. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

25 - 26 October 2014: Grail Haven (Open Gardens Australia)

Mount Tamborine. Grail Haven is a wonderful garden with an eclectic mix of stunning plants and beautiful trees, many of them planted in the 1920s by the poet Judith Wright. Over 100 red roses planted in the Celtic Cross design. Sacred Geometry Garden; many orchids; arches of roses and wisteria. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

25 - 26 October 2014: Joan's Garden (Open Gardens Australia)

Noosaville. Joan's Garden is an astonishing achievement in under three years, this delightful garden is evidence of sound knowledge and an excellent use of plants. The abundance of flowers and foliage includes both ornamental and edible plants. Stunning flowering creepers on fences; lovely water feature. Large tubs of lemon trees; raised vegetable bed. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

25 - 26 October 2014: Mary's Garden (Open Gardens Australia)

Noosaville. Mary's garden is a very young garden well-designed to make the most of its small spaces. The front courtyard features a small pool, a weeping camellia in a large urn, and heliconias shaded by a gazebo. The gravelled back garden is loosely Japanese-influenced and a tall lilly-pilly hedge gives privacy. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

25 - 26 October 2014: Terry's Garden (Open Gardens Australia)

Noosaville. Lush green grass contributes to the relaxed tropical holiday feel of "Terry's" small oasis. A central pool with decks, a cabana, Balinese-style garden ornaments and a water feature is surrounded by colourful strelitzias and fragrant gardenias beneath a canopy of palms. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

25 - 26 October 2014: De Bats Garden (Open Gardens Australia)

Wamuran. It’s hard to believe that the Japanese-style garden, which creates such a serene and relaxing entrance to the house was dug out of the rock-hard ground by hand. This beautiful garden features immaculately maintained lawns, densely planted curving borders, orchids sheltering beneath palms, and a small rainforest area. Orchids and garden mosaics add further interest. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

 
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1 - 2 November 2014: North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Summer Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. There will be many different varieties of orchids both hybrid and species and foliage on the benches and for sale in our plant sales area also there will be potting demonstrations, fertilisers, pots and horticultural supplies, an information table for advice of any of your problems. Light refreshments will be available at moderate prices. Buses are most welcome. Sat 8.30am-3.30pm and Sun 8.30am-3pm. Admission: $4.00 Adults Children under 14 free. For further information call 07 3269.1631 or email nmqoc[at]optusnet.com.au

1 - 2 November 2014: Mindilga (Open Gardens Australia)

Lutwyche. A beautifully restored Victorian cottage, set amongst agapanthus and gardenia hedges, sits on what looks like your average suburban block. But behind the unassuming facade lies a secret tropical oasis. Beautiful trees are surrounded by exotic undergrowth that attracts hundreds of colourful Queensland birds and butterflies. Nestled among the paths and green spaces are giant bromeliads, orchids and stunning sculptural pieces. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

15 - 16 November 2014: Tanderra House (Open Gardens Australia)

Flaxton. An historic 1908 Queenslander is complemented by a beautifully maintained, well balanced and spacious garden where mature flowering trees and shrubs contrast effectively with sweeping lawns. Splendid Magnolia grandiflora, hardy camellias, gardenias, agapanthus, heliconias, bromeliads and palms. Vegetable garden and fruit trees. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

22 -23 November 2014: Tropical Foliage Festival

Cleveland. Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org

22 - 23 November 2014: Dreamweaver (Open Gardens Australia)

Caboolture. Enter this beautiful creek-side oasis through the 'Secret Garden', its lovely arbour and hedged Brazilian cherry trees forming two garden rooms. Large palms, camellias and other beautiful mature trees tower above beds full of irises, clivias, bromeliads and gardenias. Garden areas are defined by murraya and photinia hedging and a lovely terraced rainforest garden abounds with tropical plantings of cordylines, gingers and a Monstera Deliciosa. The recently constructed 'Fire Garden' features sandstone blocks and rocks forming a charming entertaining area, with an ‘upcycled’ firepit rescued from a factory. Statues and other ornaments that feature in the garden have been purchased from the council recycling centre, garage sales or second-hand shops.There is also a pretty creek, an established vegetable garden, mature citrus trees and a chicken coop. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

22 - 23 November 2014: Grevis-James Garden (Open Gardens Australia)

Glen Alpin. A romantic country garden. A spring palette of blues, mauves and pinks is set against the greens of trimmed hedges, thriving natives and deciduous trees. Long swag of 'Pinkie' roses; wisteria walkway; attractive gravel garden planted with hardy perennials. Vegetables, berries, stone fruit, chickens. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

22 - 23 November 2014: Dunsinane (Open Gardens Australia)

Stanthorpe. A very colourful garden bursting with a diverse range of frost-hardy, cold-climate plants including Viburnum opulus, Cornus sibirica and a medlar. Roses, abutilons, salvias and other perennials in a glorious profusion of colour are complemented by granite rock work. Ornamental grasses edge a delightful pond. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

22 - 30 November 2014: Cook Islands Pacific Paradise Tour featuring the Tiare Flower Festival

Uplift Tours and Travel in association with the Buderim Garden Club present a fully inclusive package specially designed for the mature-age traveller. Variety of sightseeing and cultural experiences including the Tiare Flower Festival. Each November this festival celebrates the beauty of the flowers of the Cook Islands, when business premises and public buildings are festooned with flowers and homes are filled with the scent of gardenias. The festival is named Tiare from the maori name for a "flower" or "flowering plant" and is commonly used to refer to the gardenia, which is the Cooks' national flower. Payment due 15 August 2014. For more information visit www.uplifttoursandtravel.com or phone (07) 3283 1966

29 - 30 November 2014: Greenwood (Open Gardens Australia)

Samford Valley. An appealing all-seasons garden with a wide variety of species ranging from cold-hardy to subtropical. Superb mature deciduous specimens include magnolias, crepe myrtles, liquidambars, jacarandas and Japanese maples. Two dedicated gardens of fifty camellias. Cordylines, heliconias, bromeliads, gingers and ferns protected by a canopy of palms. For more information, visit Open Gardens Australia Queensland Calendar

2015

Anyone with firm dates for Queensland gardening events in 2015 and beyond are welcome to send them in now for inclusion in the diary. Additional details can be submitted closer to the event, if necessary. More information below.
7 - 8 March 2015: Ipswich Plant Expo

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

24 - 28 March 2015: Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Tour

Experience the sights of Marvellous Melbourne, discover the stunning arrays of floral displays and breathtaking Show Gardens and the beauty of some of Victoria's most well known attractions on this exclusive five day tour. For more information visit www.uplifttoursandtravel.com or phone (07) 3283 1966

28 - 29 March 2015: Queensland Plant Fair (Open Gardens Australia)

Pocket Farm Garden, 311 Priors Pocket Road, Moggill, Brisbane, Qld 4070. 25 Stalls selling everything for the garden. 10.00am-3.30pm Saturday and Sunday. Entry Fee $10. For more information, visit www.opengarden.org.au

2 - 3 May 2015: Hamilton's Tropical Garden

280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Bahrs Scrub Qld 4207. Birdlife abound in a mature garden inspired by Queensland's tropical islands. Stone pathways wind among thriving species of bromeliads, cordylines and many rare and unusual plants. Vanda and other orchids, sun-drenched lawns are enclosed by a cottage garden of hardy salvias and other perennials. Potting demonstrations, plant sales, morning, lunch, and afternoon teas available and Garden Art on display. 10:00am to 4:30pm. Admission Adults $10, Children under 18 Free.

9 - 10 May 2015: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Thinking of a special treat for Mum for Mothers' Day? All mums love roses, and this will be an excellent opportunity to just view the great many varieties on display, or to speak with the friendly and experienced rose growers from the Queensland Rose Society who will be on hand to answer your queries, and advise you on the roses most suitable for the Queensland climate. Cut and potted roses will be available for purchase, and refreshments are available. A great outing for Mum! Saturday 9th May 11.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 10th May 9.00am to 3.00pm. Admission $4, children under 5 free. Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

10 - 12 July 2015: Queensland Garden Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour. Check the Queensland Garden Expo website for latest information.

8 - 11 October 2015: Brisbane International Garden Show

Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine. More information: www.brisbanegardenshow.com.au


To be announced: Ginger Flower Festival (2015)
Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information

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: Gardenfest (2015)
Toowoomba. For more information, visit the website: Gardenfest

To be announced: Herb Awareness (2015)
Check the Queensland Herb Society Inc. website for contacts if your require info on the next Herb Awareness event

To be announced: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo (2015)
Wondai Sportsground and Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Website: wondaigardenexpo.com.

To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2015)
Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au

To be announced: The Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland (2015)
For more information on their annual show, visit the Society's website: Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Inc

To be announced: Queensland Camellia Society annual display (2015)
For more information on the Society's annual camellia exhibition, visit their website: Queensland Camellia Society Inc

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

To be announced: International Composting Awareness Week Australia (2015)
Check the website: International Composting Awareness Week Australia

To be announced: Gardening on the Edge (2015)
Check the Maleny Garden Club website for more information and contacts.

To be announced: Logan Eco Action Festival (2015)
Griffith University, Logan Campus. For more information, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/LEAF.

To be announced: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (2015)
Go to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers website for more information and contacts.

To be announced: Sustainable Living Expo (2015)
Cairns. For more information, contact Cairns Regional Council

To be announced: Springtime on the Mountain (2015)
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au

To be announced: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2015)
Check the website for latest info: wondaigardenexpo.com

To be announced: Tropical Foliage Festival (2015)
Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org

 
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