Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
Queensland Gardening Events Diary
Please Note: Bad weather, COVID-19 or other circumstances could cause any event listed below to be cancelled or postponed (possibly at very short notice) or there could be late changes to program, entry requirements, etc. Please check the organiser's own website and social media or contact them directly to confirm the current status of any event.
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25 November 2023 (Saturday): Tropical Foliage Festival
Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. Presented by the International Cordyline Society. There will be an incredible variety of tropical foliage plants including new releases, rare plants and old favourites for sale. Offering the best quality cordylines, bromeliads, crotons, gingers, costas, heliconias, hoyas, orchids, palms, anthuriums and other aroids and much more. Experienced growers and garden experts will be on hand to answer questions. The event will be fully catered and has a plant minding area. Saturday, 25th November 2023, 8:00am-3:00pm. Adults $5.00, children under 15 free. Free parking and EFTPOS available. For more information go to www.cordyline.org
2 December 2023 (Saturday): IndigiScapes Eco Markets
Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. More information: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/
10 - 11 February 2024: Aspley Orchid Society Summer Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. Are you interested in orchids? Why not start the year with a new hobby or kickstart your current one with a visit to Aspley Summer Orchid Show? Many orchid varieties will be on the benches and for sale. Cultural information and trade table with all your growing needs - fertilizer, pots, growing media etc. EFTPOS available. Light refreshments for sale. Wheel-chair access. Ample parking. Saturday 8.00am-3.30pm; Sunday 9.00am-3.00pm. Adults $4.00, children under 16 years free. More information: aspleyorchidsociety.com
23 February- 3 March 2024: Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival
Usually includes some open gardens. More information: appleandgrape.org
16 - 17 March 2024: Bromeliads & More...
6 April 2024 (Saturday): Begonias & More...
Belmont Shooting Centre, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont. Begonias galore along with tropical plants, succulents & much more. Display, raffle, refreshments. Information Talk at 10.30am. Display, raffle, refreshments. Eftpos available for plant sales. Don't forget your bags/boxes. 6th April 2024 9am-3pm. Entry $4. Website: queenslandbegoniasociety.com
6 - 7th April 2024: Plant and Floral Spectacular
Presented by Queensland Council of Garden Clubs Inc. Website: www.qcgc.net
20 - 21 April 2024: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo
26 May 2024 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair
Victoria Park, Brisbane. More information: greenheartfair.com.au
2 June 2024 (Sunday): Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)
4 - 7 July 2024: Queensland Garden Expo
21 September - 22 September 2024: Bromeliads & More...
To be announced: Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Annual Show & Plant Sale (2024)Check pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show for latest information
To be announced: Queensland Dahlia Society Annual State Show (2024)https://www.facebook.com/queenslanddahliasociety/
To be announced: Tropical Foliage Festival (2024)Presented by the International Cordyline Society. For more information go to www.cordyline.org
To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Autumn Show (2024)Website: www.bdofs.com
To be announced: Autumn Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2024)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: Queensland Orchid Society Autumn Show (2024)Website: www.qos.org.au
To be announced: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo (2024)Wondai (near Kingaroy). Website: wondaigardenexpo.com
To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2024)Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
To be announced: International Compost Awareness Week Australia (2024)Check the website: compostweek.com.au/core/
To be announced: Herb Awareness (2024)Check qldherbsociety.org.au for the latest information
To be announced: Botanic Garden Australia and New Zealand Open Day (2024)Check the website: bganz.org.au for the latest information
To be announced: Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) (2025)Griffith University Logan Campus, Meadowbrook. Website: leafevent.com.au
To be announced: Gladstone Ecofest (2024)Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest
To be announced: Cactus & Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show (2024)Website: www.cssq.org.au
To be announced: Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair (2024)More information: facebook.com/eskgardenandlifestylefair
To be announced: Cairns Ecofiesta (2024)cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta
To be announced: Queensland Camellia Society Annual Show (2024)Check facebook.com/QldCamelliaSociety/ for new information.
To be announced: Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival (2024)Check events.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
To be announced: Botanical Bazaar (2024)Website: botanicalbazaargc.com.au
To be announced: Maryborough Open Gardens (2024)Website: maryboroughopengardens.net
To be announced: Maleny Garden Club Spring Fair (2024)Website: malenygardenclub.org
To be announced: Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair (2024)Check the website www.bogi.org.au for latest information.
To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show (2024)Website: www.bdofs.com
To be announced: Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair (2024)Website: noosabotanicgardensfriends.com
To be announced: Spring Native Flower Show and Plants Market (2024)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: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (2024)Go to the website www.tcof.com.au for more information.
To be announced: Springtime On The Mountain (2024)Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to tamborinemountaingardenclub.org.au/springtime-on-the-mountain
To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2024)Website: www.qld.rose.org.au
To be announced: Laidley Spring Festival (2024)Website: www.laidleyspringfestival.com
To be announced: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show (2024)Website: www.goldcoastrosesociety.org.au
To be announced: Geranium and Pelargonium Society of Brisbane Queensland Inc Annual Show (2024)Website: www.qldgeraniumsociety.com
To be announced: Wondai Spring Garden Expo (2024)Wondai (near Kingaroy). Check the website for latest info: www.wondaigardenexpo.com
To be announced: Buderim Garden Festival (2024)Check the website for more information: buderimgardenclub.com/festival
To be announced: African Violet Society of Qld Inc Annual Show (2024)Website: africanvioletsocietyqld.happyo.com
To be announced: Marburg Garden & Outdoor Expo (2024)For more information, check: facebook.com/MarburgGardenandOutdoorExpo
To be announced: Queensland Orchid Society Spring Show (2024)Website: www.qos.org.au
To be announced: Stanthorpe Gardenfest & Trade Fair (2024)Presented by the Stanthorpe Garden Club Inc. More information: facebook.com/stanthorpegardenclub
To be announced: Twin Towns & District Garden Club Flower and Garden Show (2024)Website; twintownsgardenclub.com
To be announced: Queensland Begonia Society Spring Show (2024)Website: queenslandbegoniasociety.com
To be announced: Moreton Bay Eco Fest (2024)Website: moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Events/Moreton-Bay-Eco-Fest
To be announced: Bribie Island Nature Festival (2024)Website: bribieislandnaturefestival.com.au
To be announced: Sunshine Coast Open House (2024)A chance to see some of the region's most outstanding and significant houses and other buildings, from historic to contemporary. May include some with significant gardens/landscapes. Website: sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au/
To be announced: Australian Pollinator Week (2024)Website: australianpollinatorweek.org.au
To be announced: National Community Garden Day (2024)Website: communitygarden.org.au
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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.
A basic, text-only listing on this page is FREE. You're welcome to use this calendar to promote garden shows, eco festivals, garden open days, grand openings, demonstrations, workshops, talks, seminars, bus trips, guided walks, community planting days and so on - provided there's a component of plants or gardening and the general public can participate. Both non-profit (clubs, societies, government, charities, etc) AND commercial organisations (nursery & garden industry, events promoters, etc) can have a basic, text-only listing published at no cost. Interstate or international garden tours originating in Queensland may also be included.
Notification as far in advance as possible is encouraged. This will give your listing a greater chance of being seen by potential visitors and stall holders. Events a year ahead or more will be posted if you have firm dates. You can submit a date and location now and send more details closer to the event if you want. Don't forget a link to your website!
Other general-interest news related to plants or gardens in Qld is also invited for possible use elsewhere, such as the weekly email publication Get Results Gardening.
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