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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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19 - 21 January 2018: Ginger Flower & Food Festival
The Ginger Factory, Yandina. Visit www.gingerfactory.com.au for more information.
3 - 4 February 2018: The Tropical Affair
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Presented by the International Cordyline Society. An incredible variety of tropical foliage plants including new releases, rare plants and old favorites offering the quality cordylines, bromeliads, gingers, costas, heliconias, orchids, palms and much more. Experienced growers and garden experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. The event will be fully catered. 3rd February 8am-3pm; 4th February 9am-2pm. Adults $3.00, children free. Website: www.cordyline.org
10 - 11 February 2018: Aspley Orchid Society Summer Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. A spectacular display of flowering orchids, ferns and foliage. All orchid growing requirements on sale. Potting demonstrations and cultural advice available. Plants for sale and light refreshments available. Saturday 8.00am-3.30pm; Sunday 9am-3.30pm. Entry adults $4, under 16 free. Website www.aspleyorchidsociety.com
23 February - 4 March 2018: Apple & Grape Harvest Festival
Stanthorpe. The previous festival included open gardens in the Stanthorpe and Granite Belt region. Website: www.appleandgrape.org
24 - 25 February 2018: Bromeliad Extravaganza
Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Saturday 24th February 8am-3pm; Sunday 25th February 9am-2pm.
3 March 2018 (Saturday): Queensland Begonia Society Annual Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More information: queenslandbegonia.wordpress.com
10 - 11 March 2018: Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Annual Show & Plant Sale
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More Information: pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show
16 - 17 March 2018: Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
Doomben Racecourse, Ascot. Website: www.plantexpo.com.au
7 - 8 April 2018: Pattison Rare Plants Garden Open Garden
447 Miles Platting Road, Rochedale 4123. A dense rainforest garden covering half an acre with thousands of plants on show. Many rare variegated plants, which are unavailable in nurseries can be seen and a large fern collection among the great diversity of plants. A wide variety of plants for sale. Open Saturday 7th April 2018 and Sunday 8th April 2018. 9am to 4pm. Entrance $5 adults, children free.
14 April 2018 (Saturday): Garden Releaf Day
Various events at independant garden centres across the country. Check the website gardenreleaf.com.au for activities in your area.
14 - 15 April 2018: Rockhampton Orchid Society Inc. Autumn Show
Rockhampton State High School hall, Campbell St. Website: www.rockhamptonorchidsociety.com.au
14 - 15 April 2018: Viola's Patch Open Garden
280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Bahrs Scrub. Come along and experience a beautiful hidden paradise for visitors. Viola & Neil's rambling, extensive garden from tropical to sun- drenched lawns enclosed by perennials was featured on Gardening Australia in October 2015. Plants for sale, propagating demonstration each day at 11:30am, garden walk with Viola at 12:30pm. Childrens' competition - every child wins a prize. Wheelchair friendly. Opening in support of Mission Possible Volunteers Inc., a Logan City charity. Refreshments by Soroptimist International. Entry $8.00 adults, $6 pensioners, $6 concession holders, under 18 Free. More information opengardens-seq.com/home/violas-patch/.
21 April 2018 (Saturday): South Burnett Orchid Show
Wondai RSL Diggers Club, 87 MacKenzie Street, Wondai. Held in conjunction with Wondai Garden Fest. 9.30am-3pm. Admission $3.00 per person. More information 0467 591 954.
21 - 22 April 2018: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo
Wondai Sportsground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Discover the Diversity of Gardening in Queensland's Best Backyard! Quality stalls of all descriptions for garden and home. Horticultural show and display. Guest speakers. Plant transport & cloakroom. Saturday 8am-4.30 pm; Sunday 8am-1pm. Adults $5.00 per day or $8.00 for 2-day pass. Under15 free. Parking Free. Disabled Parking. For information phone 4168 9297. Website: www.wondaigardenexpo.com
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28 - 29 April 2018: Samford Valley Garden & Lifestyle Expo
5 - 6 May 2018: Gympie Garden Expo
For more information visit the website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au.
26 - 27 May 2018: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. More Information: facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/
27 May 2018 (Sunday): Herb Awareness
Albion Peace Hall, Windsor. More Information: www.qldherbsociety.org.au
Starting 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 May 2018:
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
3 June 2018 (Sunday): Cairns ECOfiesta
For more information, visit cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta
16 June 2018: Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair
More information: facebook.com/valleyofthelakesgardenclub/
13 - 15 July 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
16 September 2018 (Sunday):
21 - 30 September 2018: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Go to the website www.tcof.com.au for more information.
29 - 30 September 2018: Rockhampton Orchid Society Inc. Spring Show
Rockhampton State High School hall, Campbell St. Website: www.rockhamptonorchidsociety.com.au
2 - 3 November 2018: Nambour Orchid Society Orchid species show and trade fair
Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave, Nambour. Friday 2nd November and Saturday 3rd November 2018. Phone 54417201 for details. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com
To be announced: Redlands Good Gardening Expo (2018)Check the website for latest info: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Redlands-Good-Gardening-Expo.aspx
To be announced: International Composting Awareness Week Australia (2018)Check the website: International Composting Awareness Week Australia
To be announced: Indigi Day Out (2018)Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. For more information go to indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/Indigi-Day-Out.aspx
To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2018)Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
To be announced: Autumn Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2018)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: Logan Eco Action Festival (2018)Griffith University, Logan Campus. For more information, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/LEAF
To be announced: Ecofest (2018)Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest
To be announced: Gardening on the Edge (2018)Check the Maleny Garden Club website for more information and contacts.
To be announced: Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show (2018)Website: www.cssq.org.au
To be announced: Focus on Camellias (2018)Queensland Camellia Society. Website: www.camelliasqld.org.au
To be announced: Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo (2018)Toowoomba. Website: toowoombacamelliashow.com
To be announced: Parks Alive (2018)Roma Street Parkland. More information: parksalive.com.au
To be announced: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2018)Check the website www.bogi.org.au for latest information.
To be announced: Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo (2018)Booval. Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to www.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au
To be announced: Springtime on the Mountain (2018)Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to www.tmbotanicgardens.org.au
To be announced: Beaudesert Districts Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show (2018)For more information, visit their website: www.bdofs.com
To be announced: Botanical Bazaar (2018)Gold Coast. For more information go to www.botanicalbazaar.com.au
To be announced: Spring Native Flower Show and Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2018)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: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2018)Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
To be announced: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2018)Wondai (near Kingaroy). Check the website for latest info: www.wondaigardenexpo.com
To be announced: Buderim Garden Festival (2018)Check the website for more information: www.buderimgardenclub.com
To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2018)Website: Gold Coast Rose Society Inc
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