Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
Queensland Gardening Events Diary
IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, any event listed below could be cancelled or postponed (possibly at short notice) or there could be late changes to program, entry requirements, etc. Check the organiser's own website and/or Facebook page and/or contact them directly to find out the current status of an event.
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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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The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. Website: www.qcgc.net CANCELLED The next A Garden A-Fair will be in April 2022
19 June 2021 (Saturday): Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair
Esk-Hampton Road, Esk. Presented by the Valley of the Lakes Garden Club. If you enjoy glorious warm winter days in the country, plants galore, garden art and everything garden related, then you’re going to absolutely love the Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair. A real country garden fair, with something for every gardener. Over 150 sites with quality stallholders. Huge variety of plants & everything gardening. Guest Speakers. Free entertainment. Live chainsaw sculpture carving. Delicious food, specialty coffee. ATM, loading zone, acres of off-street parking. Held in the lovely parkland that surrounds the old Esk Railway Station in Pipeliner Park. Open 8am till 3pm. Entry gold coin donation. Covid Safe Event. More Information: facebook.com/eskgardenandlifestylefair or email valleyofthelakesgardenclub[at]gmail.com
26 - 27 June 2021: Lindmar Open Garden and Plant Lovers Fair
130 Blewers Road, Morayfield. Lindmar is a beautifully presented acreage garden where easily accessible pathways take you past large gardens of flowering camellias, perennials and bromeliads, colourful borders and many shaded seating areas. Plant sales, expert garden talks, pottery, ceramics, arts and crafts and many more. Specialist growers of cottage garden perennials, orchids, tropicals, succulents, cactii and rare and unusual plants will be in attendance. Saturday 26th June 9.00am-3.00pm (Sat) and Sunday 27th June 9.00am-2.00pm. Entry $10, under 18 years free. Website: lindmargarden.com.au
9 - 11 July 2021: Queensland Garden Expo
18 July 2021 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Winter Guided Walk
More information: https://noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/event/winter-guided-walk-3/
30 - 31 July 2021: Camellia and Magnolia Festival
Presented by Tamborine Mountain Garden Club. Tickets available online only: eventbrite.com.au/e/tamborine-mountain-camellia-and-magnolia-festival-open-gardens-trail-tickets-141581458955
31 July - 1 August 2021: Botanical Bazaar
28 August 2021 (Saturday): Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo
Presented by the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich). For more information go to expo.glebegardenclubipswich.com.au
28 - 29 August 2021: Logan & District Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show
Springwood Road State School, 94-120 Springwood Road, Springwood, Qld. An amazing display of quality orchids. Potting demonstrations. Cultural advice. Orchids, bromeliads, foliage and floral art for sale at reasonable prices. Refreshments available. Saturday August 28th 8.30am-4pm and Sunday 29th August 8.30am-2pm. Admission $4. Wheelchair friendly with plenty of off-street parking. Bus trips and groups welcome. Website: www.lados.org.au
28 and 29 August 2021: Maryborough Open Gardens
Maryborough Open Gardens is an annual event when private gardens in Maryborough and surrounds are opened to the public to enjoy, gain inspiration, learn about what grows in the region and simply share the love of gardening. Visitors are treated to a wide range of garden sizes and styles from the formal to quirky and artistic and small to large acreage. There'll be something to please seasoned and aspiring gardeners and those that simply appreciate gardens. Entry to gardens is free, with some gardens having fund raising events including plant sales and refreshments. Town gardens will be opening on Saturday 28th August and country gardens on Sunday 29th August. 9.00am to 4.00pm each day. A brochure will be available at the website: maryboroughopengardens.net
1 - 30 September 2021: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Now a 30-day program of flowers and food. The Grand Central Floral Parade is on Saturday 18th September. Check full schedule of events at www.tcof.com.au.
3 - 4 September 2021: Nambour Orchid Society Spring Show
Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave. Nambour. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com
5 September 2021 (Sunday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Father's Day Plant Fair
More information: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/event/fathers-day-plant-fair/
5 September 2021 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair
Carindale Recreation Reserve. More information: greenheartfair.com.au
9 - 11 September 2021: Laidley Spring Festival
Laidley, Lockyer Valley. More information: www.laidleyspringfestival.com
9 - 19 September 2021: Just Geraniums Open Garden
39 Berlin Road, Mount Berryman. Enjoy the tranquil mountain views, from under the shady Jacaranda trees, in a mountain top garden full of geraniums and easy care plants. Open 9th to 19th September 9am-4pm. Admission $5. Website: justgeraniums.weebly.com
11 - 12 September 2021: Coucals Open Garden
Coucals Garden, 8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. The Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) and C & K Roderick Street Community Kindergarten will benefit. Devonshire teas available and picnics are welcome. Plants for sale. Open 9am-4pm. Entry $10. More Information: coucalsgarden.com
17 - 22 September 2021: Toowoomba Clivia Show
More information at toowoombacliviasociety.com.au/calendar/event-five-8dtjt.
24 - 25 September 2021: Springtime on the Mountain
Presented by Tamborine Mountain Garden Club. More information: tamborinemountaingardenclub.org.au/springtime-on-the-mountain
Gatton Showgrounds, Lockyer Valley. Website: www.growexpo.com.au POSTPONED until May 2022 (see below)
25 September 2021 (Saturday): Geranium and Pelargonium Society of Brisbane Queensland Inc. Annual Show
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. qldgeraniumsociety.com
25 - 26 September 2021: Wondai Spring Garden Expo
15 - 17 October 2021: Buderim Garden Festival
More information: buderimgardenclub.com/festival
29 - 30 October 2021: Nambour Orchid Society Species Show
Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave. Nambour. Website: nambourorchidsociety.com
25 February - 6 March 2022: Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival
Includes open gardens. More information: appleandgrape.org
12 - 13 March 2022: Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
16 - 17 April 2022: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo
May 2022 (to be confirmed) : Grow Expo
To be announced: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2021)Check the website www.bogi.org.au for latest information.
To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show (2021)Website: www.bdofs.com
To be announced: Spring Native Flower Show and Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2021)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: Tropicana 2021Rockhampton. For information contact Rockhampton Regional Council rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au
To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2021)Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2021)Website: www.goldcoastrosesociety.org.au
To be announced: Queensland Geranium Society Annual Show (2021)Website: www.qldgeraniumsociety.com
To be announced: Buderim Garden Festival (2021)Check the website for more information: buderimgardenclub.com/festival
To be announced: African Violet Society of Qld Inc Annual Show (2021)Website: africanvioletsocietyqld.happyo.com
To be announced: Bromeliad & Tropicals Spring Show & Sale (2021)Website: bromsqueensland.com.au
To be announced: Ginger Flower & Food Festival (2022)Check www.gingerfactory.com.au for latest information
To be announced: Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Annual Show & Plant Sale (2022)Check pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show for latest information
To be announced: The Tropical Affair (2022)Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org
To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Autumn Show (2022)Website: www.bdofs.com
To be announced: Queensland Orchid Society Autumn Show (2022)Website: www.qos.org.au
To be announced: Queensland Begonia Society (2020)Website: queenslandbegonia.wordpress.com
To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2022)Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
To be announced: International Compost Awareness Week Australia (2022)Check the website: compostweek.com.au/core/
To be announced: Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair (2022)Website: prgpf.com.au
To be announced: Herb Awareness (2022)Check qldherbsociety.org.au for the latest information
To be announced: Gympie Garden Expo (2022)Website: gympiegardenexpo.com.au
To be announced: Bromeliad & Tropicals Autumn Show & Sale (2022)Website: bromsqueensland.com.au
To be announced: Autumn Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2022)Presented by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region) For more information visit their website: npq.org.au
To be announced: Logan Eco Action Festival (2022)Griffith University Logan Campus, Meadowbrook. Website: leafevent.com.au
To be announced: Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair (2022)Check facebook.com/The-Brisbane-Plant-Collectors-Fair-1580025002294917/ for the latest information
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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.
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