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The Queensland Gardening Pages
Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld

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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.

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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 (until Saturday 13 December. Tours resume Tuesday 27 January): 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.

Mondays to Fridays (until Tuesday 23 December. Tours resume Monday 5 January): Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha Free Mini-bus Tours

These entertaining tours take you throughout the gardens' smaller paths. Tours depart from the Information Kiosk. Limited to 11 seats. No bookings required. 10.30am-11.30am. Free. For more information phone (07) 3403 2535

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 November 2015 (Saturday): Orchid Workshop

Swifts Sports Club (cnr. Green St & Brisbane St), Booval 4304. Presented by Ipswich Orchid Society. With Col Andrews (Dendrobiums), John Hughes (Cattleyas), Gary Yong Gee (Oncidiums) Graham Corban (Natives). All orchid growers welcome. 9am-3pm. Cost $25 (includes morning tea & lunch). For further information & bookings phone 3201 6414 or 3281 9393

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

 
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29 November 2014 (Saturday): Gardening workshop: Best native plants to improve garden wildlife

The Library, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Learn simple steps to create a wildlife-friendly garden using native plants and habitat. Presented by Paul Plant. 10.30am-12.30pm. Free. For more information and to book phone Mt Coot-tha Library on (07) 3403 2550.

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

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17 - 18 June 2015: Winter Garden School

City Golf Club, 254 South Street, Toowoomba. Presented by Leafmore Garden Society Inc. Well regarded presenters, multi-draw raffles, fabulous prizes. Meet other gardeners, ask questions, exchange ideas. Book, plant, gardening stalls. Delicious Food. Register your interest and a program will be sent to you when available. Phone (07) 4636 1580 or (07) 4635 5232. Email tj.cahill[at]bigpond.com

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


 
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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: 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: Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo (2015)
Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to www.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au

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

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: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2015)
Website: Queensland Rose Society

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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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.

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 electronic text (suitable for easy cutting & pasting) is appreciated 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. It will give you a greater chance of being found by your potential visitors. Dates a year ahead will be posted, if available. You can submit more details closer to the event if you want. Don't forget a link to your website!

Other news items related to plants or gardens in Qld is also invited for possible use elsewhere on this website and/or on the companion website queenslandgardening.com.
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