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20 April 2024 (Saturday): South Burnett Orchid Society Show
Wondai RSL Hall, MacKenzie Street, Wondai. Saturday April 20th 9:30am-3:00pm. Admission $5.00 with morning tea, $3.00 without morning tea.

20 April 2024 (Saturday): "Growing Organically from the Ground Up" Workshops
A day of workshops presented by Brisbane Organic Growers Inc at 102 McDonald Road, Windsor. 8.30 am to 4.30pm. Presenters will be Ketah Sylvester, Cool Harris, Jason Hauser, Barbara Beerling, Jullian Coombs and Brisbane Organic Growers. Cost for the full day $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Lunch will be available for an additional $10 per person to be paid with Workshop booking. Free tea, coffee and cold water. Bookings essential!!! More details at bogi.org.au.

 20 - 21 April 2024:  Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

  Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

  Location:   

Wondai Sportsground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai

  Dates:  

Saturday 20th April 2024, 8am - 4:30pm

Sunday 21th April 2024, 8am - 1:00pm

  Entry:  

$5.00 per day, $8.00 for a two-day pass. Parking free.

  Website:  wondaigardenexpo.com
 
Presented in conjunction with
Wondai District Garden Club
Horticultural Show
 

Enjoy a traditional horticultural show featuring hanging basket competition, plus quality stalls offering a huge variety of plants and garden items. All in the beautiful country setting of Wondai in the South Burnett Region.

Guest speakers will be presenting on both days - check the Facebook page for latest information.

Plant transport & cloakroom. Disabled parking. Bus groups welcome - contact organisers for special pricing. Plenty of food & drink stalls and covered seating areas. No dogs.


20 - 21 April 2024: Coucals Garden Open Garden
Coucals Garden, 8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby. Plants and orchids for sale. Devonshire teas available and picnics are welcome. Open 9am-4pm. Entry $10. The Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) and C & K Roderick Street Community Kindergarten will benefit. More information: coucalsgarden.com

20 - 21 April 2024: Moggill Open Garden
149 Witty Rd, Moggill. Suburban garden displaying natives, ornamentals, productive & shade house. Plants for sale, honey products, rosella and cumquat jams and garden art. Supporting Queensland Country Women's Association. 9.00am-4.00pm. $5 cash entry (children free). Not wheelchair friendly.

27 - 28 April 2024: Queensland Orchid Society Autumn Show
Website: qos.org.au

27 - 28 April 2024: Chilli Experience at Mt Coot-tha
Presented by the Friends of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum. More information: fbbgsa.org.au/events/#!event/2024/4/27/brisbane-chilli-festival-in-the-gardens

27 - 28 April 2024: Showcasing Pittsworth & Surrounds
More Information: gardensofthedowns.com

28 April 2024 (Sunday): Bundaberg Bush House and Garden Club Inc. Monster Plant Sale
North Progress Hall, Cnr Queen & Gavegan Streets, North Bundaberg. Huge range of quality indoor and outdoor plants for sale at reasonable prices. All plants have been grown by club members and are suitable for the climate. 3 fantastic raffle prizes. Sunday 28th April 2024. Doors open 7am - 12 noon. Free admission.

5 - 11 May 2024: International Compost Awareness Week Australia
More information: compostweek.com.au

11 May 2024: Aspley Orchid Society Inc. Show
Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. Plants for sale plus experienced growers for cultural advice. Brisbane Orchid Supplies for all your potting needs. Floral art suitable for Mothers' Day. Raffle drawn on the day. EFTPOS available. Ample parking & wheelchair access. Saturday 11th May 8.00am-3.30pm. Adults $4.00, children under 16 years free. For more information contact Secretary 0402 156 448, visit the website www.aspleyorchidsociety.com or find Aspley Orchid Society Qld on Facebook.

 18 - 19 May 2024:  Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair




 
Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair

🌲 Plants for indoors & outdoors incl. edibles, tropicals, succulents, natives.

🌲 Garden supplies, equipment, art, accessories and more.

🌲 Guest speakers - check website for program.

🌲 Giveaways, food stalls, live music. Leashed dogs allowed.

🌲 Free parking. Lawnton train station an easy 5 minute walk.


Location:  

Pine Rivers Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton  

Dates:  

Saturday 18 May 2024, 8.30am - 3.30pm

Sunday 19 May 2024, 8.30am - 2.30 pm

Cost:  

$8, Children under 15 free

Cash entry at gate or buy tickets online

Website:  

prgpf.com.au



18 - 19 May 2024: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Show
Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

26 May 2024 (Sunday): Green Heart Fair
Victoria Park, Herston, Brisbane. More information: greenheartfair.com.au

26 May 2024 (Sunday): Herb Awareness
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor. Presented by the Queensland Herb Society. A free event with lots of talks, demonstrations and a huge range of garden and herb focused stalls. This year's theme is "Medieval", exploring the importance of herbs in this historic time with guest speakers, demonstrations and medieval entertainers. Dress in medieval fashion if you wish! Cafe Sage will be selling herb inspired, home baked food with a medieval twist. The raffle this year will be lots of garden and herb related prizes. Sunday 26th May from 9am to 3pm. Entry is FREE. Visit the website closer to the date for speaker timetable: qldherbsociety.org.au

26 May 2024 (Sunday): Botanic Gardens Day
Various events/activities across Australia and New Zealand on the day and prior. Check the BGANZ website to see if there's something scheduled near you: https://www.bganz.org.au/botanic-gardens-day-2024/

2 June 2024 (Sunday): Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)
Website: leafevent.com.au

2 June 2024 (Sunday): Gladstone Ecofest
See: gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest

2 June 2024 (Sunday): Cairns Ecofiesta
See: https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/experience-cairns/events/ecofiesta

8 - 9 June 2024: Cactus & Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show
Website: www.cssq.org.au

15 June 2024 (Saturday): Esk Garden Fair
Pipeliner Park, Esk-Hampton Road, Esk. Better every year with an extensive selection of nurseries, hobby growers, and quality exhibitors, the Esk Garden Fair promises to be a haven for garden lovers. From rare plants to unique garden art and informative guest speakers, you'll find everything you need to enhance your garden. The fair will run from 8 am till 3 pm, giving you plenty of time to shop, explore and discover. Entry $5, under 16 free. Tickets available online from trybooking.com/COUIR. Official fair website: eskgardenandlifestylefair.com

23 June 2024 (Sunday): Gold Coast Native Plants Market
Nerang. Presented by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region) Gold Coast Branch. For more information visit their website: npq.org.au

 4 - 7 July 2024:  Queensland Garden Expo
Queensland Garden Expo logo

Queensland Garden Expo

Queensland's premier gardening event, in Nambour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Whether you're a first-time gardener or seasoned enthusiast, there'll be lots to enjoy.


4 - 7 July 2024


Plans for the 2024 Expo are underway.

Stay up to date with the latest news by subscribing to the Queensland Garden Expo newsletter at the website.

Highlights of the 2023 Expo included:
Plants galore! Dozens of nurseries plus other exhibitors. Plant cloak room.
More than 120 presentations from over 40 speakers.
A team of garden pros on hand to answer questions and offer free advice.
Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Cook's Garden Stage.
Annual Floral Design Competition and Display.
Just For Kids activities all weekend.
Sunshine Coast Council's Living Backyard - learn how to attract wildlife.
To learn more, go to www.qldgardenexpo.com.au

5 - 7 July 2024: Townsville Orchid Society Winter Show
Website: townsvilleorchidsociety.org.au

26 - 27 July 2024: Mackay and District Orchid Society Winter Show
Website: mdos.com.au

25 November 2023 - 11 August 2024: Rearranged: Art of the Flower Exhibition
Museum of Brisbane (MoB), Level 3, City Hall. An exhibition of more than 20 established and emerging local artists who reimagine and reframe an ever-popular subject in paintings, textiles, sculptures, ceramics and new media. A lush contemporary collection of works inspired by floral motifs, spanning myriad mediums and varied viewpoints that capture the contextual landscape of Brisbane. Saturday 25 November 2023 to Sunday 11 August 2024. Free entry. More information: museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/rearranged-art-of-the-flower/

25 August 2024 (Sunday): Brisbane Organic Growers' Fair
Also known as the BOGI Fair. More information: bogi.org.au

31 August 2024 (Saturday): Native Plants Market
Belmont. Presented by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region). For more information visit their website: npq.org.au

31 August - 1 September 2024: Maryborough Open Gardens
Website: maryboroughopengardens.net

7 September 2024 (Saturday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Sale
noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/event/plant-sale-3/2024-09-07

7 - 8 September 2024: Eastern District Orchid Society Spring Show
Website: www.edos.org.au

13 - 15 September 2024: Townsville Orchid Society Spring Show
Website: townsvilleorchidsociety.org.au

 21 September - 22 September 2024: Bromeliads & More...
Bromeliads & More...

Presented by The Bromeliad Society of Queensland

Thousands of bromeliads & other tropical plants for sale

Display and show of competition plants

Free advice from growers

Monster raffle and refreshments.

Location:  

Genesis Christian College, 12 Youngs Crossing Rd, Bray Park

Dates:  

Saturday 21st September 2024,  8.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 22nd Septemberr 2024,  8.00am - 1.00pm

Admission:

$4.00

Website:  

bromsqueensland.com.au

Facebook:  

facebook.com/BromeliadSocietyOfQueensland/



27 - 28 September 2024: Springtime On The Mountain
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to tamborinemountaingardenclub.org.au/springtimeonthemountain

 28 - 29 September 2024:  Wondai Spring Garden Expo

  Wondai Spring Garden Expo

  Location:   

Wondai Sportsground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai

  Dates:  

Saturday 28 September 2024

Sunday 29 September 2024

  Website:  wondaigardenexpo.com
 
DATE CLAIMER

Enjoy a traditional horticultural show in the beautiful country setting of Wondai in the South Burnett Region.

Preparations for the 2024 Spring Show are underway. Check the Wondai Garden Expo website or the Facebook page for latest information.


28 - 29 September 2024: The Orchid Species Society Show
The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Large display of orchid species, plant and accessory sales, cultural advice, charity stall, raffles and refreshments. Saturday 28th September 8.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 29 September 9.00am to 2.00pm. Admission is $4.00 (children under 12 free). For more information phone 0416 219 985 or visit orchidspeciessoc.org.au or facebook.com/OrchidSpeciesSociety.

28 - 29 September 2024: Gold Coast Rose Society Annual Show
Robina Community Centre Auditorium, 196 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina QLD 4226. Saturday 28th September 2024 11:30am-4:00pm and Sunday 29th September 2024 9:00am-3:00pm. Tickets $5 on the door. Cafe will be serving refreshments to purchase. Wheelbarrow raffle valued at $500 plus more! Website: goldcoastrosesociety.org.au

5 October 2024 (Saturday): Maleny Garden Club Spring Fair
Website: malenygardenclub.org

11 - 12 October 2024: Mackay and District Orchid Society Spring Show
Website: mdos.com.au

26 October (Saturday): Native Plants Market
Rosewood. Presented by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region). For more information visit their website: npq.org.au

23 November 2024 (Saturday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Sale
https://noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/event/plant-sale-3/2024-11-23

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: 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

To be announced: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (2024)
Go to the website www.tcof.com.au for more information.

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: 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: Moreton Bay Garden and Outdoor Expo (2024)

To be announced: Australian Pollinator Week (2024)
Website: australianpollinatorweek.org.au

To be announced: National Community Garden Day (2024)
Website: communitygarden.org.au
Other activities & places to visit
What's on at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Brisbane City Council
What's on at the City Botanic Gardens Brisbane City Council
Logan City Council Environmental Events & Activities
NaturallyGC program Gold Coast
Sustainable Ipswich workshops and events Ipswich City Council
Other Councils: Check the events section of their websites because they could be hosting talks, workshops, guided walks, etc that don't make it onto this page. Local government websites should also have information on parks and gardens in their jurisdiction. Links to many council websites are provided on the Regional pages.
Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum Events
Roma Street Parkland Brisbane city
Northey Street City Farm Workshops, markets and other events (Brisbane)
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre
Save Our Waterways Now Events Calendar (Brisbane)
Oxley Creek Catchment Association Upcoming Events
Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens Inc. Guided walks and workshops
Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens Inc. Various activities and events
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens Upcoming events
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Cairns Botanic Gardens


Looking for "Mt Cootha" garden shows? The correct spelling is "Coot-tha".

Looking for Mount Tambourine garden festival? The correct spelling is "Tamborine".
 

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