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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
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Hervey Bay Orchid House Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. This page includes schedule of talks and other events at the Orchid House
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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 2535.

31 August - 4 September 2015: Griffith University Sustainability Week

More information to be announced closer to the event www.griffith.edu.au/sustainability/news-and-events

5 - 6 September 2015: Bonsai Society of Queensland Inc

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Display of quality bonsai and viewing stones - Suiseki. Trade area of bonsai, stock plants, pots, tools, books and magazines. Open 9am-4pm. Demonstrations daily at 11am and 2pm. Admission $5, Children under 14 free. www.bonsaisocietyqld.asn.au

6 September 2015 (Sunday): Bushland Vibes

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. More information: www.friendsofmaroochybotanicgardens.org.au

6 September 2015 (Sunday): Friends of the Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair

For more information, visit noosabotanicgardens-friends.org.au

7 September 2015 (Monday): Meadowbrook Community Planting Day

Meadowbrook. Learn about the threatened species found in Slacks Creek, and help recovery actions by planting a native species (or two!) on National Threatened Species Day. A free BBQ and refreshments will be provided. 9am-11am. 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.

10 - 12 September 2015: Lockyer Valley Orchid Society Inc Spring Show

Laidley Cultural Centre, Laidley. Trades displays and sales, cultural advice, raffles, plant sales and craft stall. Thursday 10th Sept 9am-4pm; Friday 11th Sept 9am-4pm; Saturday 12th Sept 9am-3pm. Entry $3.00. Laidley's Spring Fair is also on this weekend with lots of activities, art and craft shows and a street parade. There is a shuttle bus available that will run from Laidley to the Cultural Centre and other venues. More information: 5465 7098 or 0439 995 430

12 September 2015 (Saturday): High Tea at Coucals of Mount Crosby

8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. Session times 9am-12noon and 1pm-4pm. Cost is $25 including entry to the gardens. Plants also for sale. Bookings essential. Phone 3201 0439. Website: www.coucalsgarden.com. Benefitting the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) and Kenmore Bridge Club Inc.

12 - 13 September 2015: Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo

Samford Showground, Showgrounds Drive Highvale. Extensive range and number of plants and quality garden related and outdoor living stalls, demonstrations, speakers, variety of interesting food, parking on grounds. Showground is on flat, grassed land in beautiful location. Website: www.samfordgardenexpo.com.au

12 - 13 September 2015: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show

Canungra School of Arts Hall in Pine Street, Canungra. Many orchids, especially native orchids, in spectacular bloom plus ferns, begonias, bromeliads, aroids and succulents on display. Quality orchid and foliage plants grown by local society members on sale at reasonable prices as well as trade tables selling a variety of plant-orientated products and orchid and foliage growing accessories. There will be also a cake and craft stall run by a local organisation. The show runs from 8.00am to 3.00pm on the Saturday and from 9.00am to 2.00pm on the Sunday. A guest will speak on "The Basics for Growing Orchids" at 9.00am and 11.00am Saturday and from 10.30am Sunday. Admission is $3.00. Refreshments will be available. There is wheelchair access and plenty of off-street parking. For more information phone 5543 2108 or visit www.bdofs.com

12 - 13 September 2015: Queensland Orchid Society Inc. Spring Show

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Saturday 12th Sept 8.30am-3.30pm; Sunday 13th Sept 8.30am-3.00pm. There will a large display of beautiful flowering orchids. Plants sales with an excellent variety available. Potting demonstrations and plant minding area. Floral art and orchid accessories for sale. Admission $4,children under 14 free. Free Parking and access to public transport. More information www.qos.org.au", email qos.secretary[at]bigpond.com or phone 3800 2313.

12 - 13 September 2015: Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt Festival

For information, go to bbbf.com.au

12 - 15 September 2015: Orchid Grove Open Garden

17 Barkston Ct, Buderim, 4556. The award winning 'Orchid Grove' will be open the weekend of 12th -13th September plus Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th. Discover the amazing tranquillity of this natural garden, where every metre is filled with delightful colour, unique creations, and amazing beauty. Orchids abound on trees, rocks, hanging and nestled amid antique garden items. Native bees, walk in aviary, bush house. Waterfalls, ponds, and walkways. Orchids and bromeliads for sale. Photographic display of garden history. Historic machinery and items throughout. Light refreshments at Angels Café. 9.30am to 4.30pm. Special group deal available on Monday 14th. Entry only $7 with children under 15 free. Contact Chris or Angel 5476 9444 for enquiries or Monday group bookings. Proceeds assist the medical programs of Heart Reach Australia.

13 September 2015 (Sunday): Bushcare Major Day Out (Redlands)

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Celebrate 20 years of Bushcare in the Redlands with a fun-filled, family day. Webpage: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/IndigiCentre/Pages/20-Years-of-Bushcare.aspx

13 September 2015 (Sunday): Bushcare Major Day Out (Logan)

Slacks Creek. Connect with your local community and find out what is being done in your local bushland to help it thrive. Join the fun where anyone, young and old, can work and learn alongside experts and experienced volunteers. 8am-10.30am. 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.

13 September 2015 (Sunday): Brisbane City Council Green Heart Fair

Recreation Reserve, Cadogan Street and Bedivere Street, Carindale. Brisbane's most popular sustainability event is returning to the Southside and it's bigger and greener than ever! Celebrate sustainable living and a FREE day out for the whole family. Meet leading sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green thumbs, businesses and eco experts. Pick up some hints and tips about DIY bee-keeping from bee expert Jack Wilson Stone. Learn how to create your own thriving sustainable vegetable garden in backyard or patio with Lukas Ritson from Own Grown Organics, how to raise and keep happy healthy hens in your backyard with Claire Bickle, or even how to make your own worm farm with Jean Delzoppo. Visitors will also be treated to heaps of fun with plenty of free activities and entertainment throughout the day, including for the first time ever Billycart racing for all. 8am-2pm. Free. www.citysmart.com.au/GreenHeartFair

13 September 2015 (Sunday): Oaklands Street Community Garden Open Day

Oaklands Street Community Garden, Alexandra Hills. Celebrating the Garden's 10th birthday. Visitors will be able to see and buy the wonderful produce and plants being grown organically by volunteers. They can take a tour of the site, enjoy live entertainment, tasty refreshments and a display by Redland Organic Growers' Inc. (ROGI). "Gold coin" entry to the event will help fund the Garden’s operations. Open 10am-2pm. Jerry Coleby-Williams will be there from 11am til 2pm to answer gardening questions and share his knowledge.

18 - 23 September 2015: Toowoomba Clivia Show

For more information visit www.toowoombacliviasociety.com.au

18 - 27 September 2015: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

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

19 - 20 September 2015: West Brisbane orchid Society
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Displays of orchid hybrids, species and native orchids. Potting demonstrations and cultural advice available. Orchid accessories on sale. Devonshire teas available. Saturday 19th Sept 8.30am-3.30pm; Sunday 20th Sept 9am-3pm. Admission $4, children free.
20 September 2015 (Sunday): High Tea at Coucals of Mount Crosby

8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. Session times 9am-12noon and 1pm-4pm. Cost is $25 including entry to the gardens. Plants also for sale. Bookings essential. Phone 3201 0439. Website: www.coucalsgarden.com. Benefitting the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) and Kenmore Bridge Club Inc.

20 September 2015 (Saturday): Gardening Workshop for Lawn Lovers

The Library, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Considering a lawn makeover? Should you start again with new turf? Which variety is best? Is it easier and more cost effective to improve the lawn you have? Presented by ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane. 10.30am-12.30pm. Free. For more information and to book phone Mt Coot-tha Library on (07) 3403 2550.

26 - 27 September 2015: Geranium and Pelargonium Society of Brisbane

The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-ta. Geraniums and pelargoniums are at their absolute peak in September. Tube stock, pots, hanging baskets and culture booklets covering all aspects of growing will be on sale. Cultural advice and demonstrations available throughout the day. Refreshments on sale. Saturday 26th Sept 9am-3.30pm; Sunday 27th Sept 9am-2.30pm. Admission $3, children under 14 free. http://qldgeraniumsociety.com

26 - 27 September 2015: Wondai Spring Garden Expo

Check the website for latest information: www.wondaigardenexpo.com

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/

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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

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

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: 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.

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

1 - 2 October 2016: Spring Garden Spectacular

Presented by Ipswich Orchid Society Inc.

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

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

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

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