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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.

If you're looking for a particular event, scroll down the page to the appropriate date or use the "find" function in your browser using a relevant keyword (e.g. "Ipswich" or "rose").

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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CANCELLED 19 - 20 June 2021: A Garden A-Fair

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
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.

  

Location:  

Nambour Showgrounds, Sunshine Coast.

Times:  

Friday 9th July, 8am-5pm

Saturday 10th July, 8am-5pm

Sunday 11th July, 8am-4pm

Tickets:  

Adult $20, children 15 yrs & under free.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets must be purchased online from qldgardenexpo.com.au. They cannot purchased at the gate.

Highlights of the 2021 Expo will include:
Plants galore! Dozens of nurseries plus other exhibitors. Plant cloak room.
Queensland Garden Expo's biggest speaker program yet.
A team of garden pros on hand to answer questions and offer free advice.
Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Cook's Garden Stage.
Enchanted Garden Competition, Floral Design Competition.
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
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

Botanical Bazaar

Botanical Bazaar

The Gold Coast's largest garden and sustainability festival, educating and inspiring novice to avid gardeners and nature enthusiasts of all ages.

Explore a huge variety of green exhibitors plus family activities, workshops and educational talks by celebrity gardeners and horticulture experts including Sophie Thomson, Jerry Coleby-Williams, Morag Gamble and Phil Dudman.

Showcasing urban and organic gardening, health, sustainable living concepts, community groups.

Proudly presented by Rotary Gold Coast


    Urban & small space gardening, permaculture, natives
    Plant nurseries, gardening materials & tools, botanical art & homewares
    Healthy and sustainable living
    Delicious food, live entertainment and more
  Location:  

Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang, Gold Coast

  Dates:  

Saturday 31st July, 2021 - 11:30am to 5:30pm

Sunday 1st August, 2021 - 9am to 4pm

  Tickets:  

For COVID safety, tickets must be pre-purchased. Details on website.

  Website:  botanicalbazaargc.com.au
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

POSTPONED 25 - 26 September 2021: Grow Expo

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

  Wondai Spring Garden Expo

  Location:   

Wondai Sportsground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai

  Dates:  

Saturday 25 September 2021, 8am - 4.30pm

Sunday 26 September 2021, 8am - 1pm

  Entry:  

$5.00 per day for adults, $8.00 for a two-day ticket

  Website:  wondaigardenexpo.com
 
Featuring
Horticulture & Photography Show
Hanging Basket Competition
Guest Speakers
Free parking, Free Plant Cloakroom
Musical Entertainment

Enjoy a traditional horticultural show plus quality stalls of every description for garden, home and personal wellbeing. All in the beautiful country setting of Wondai in the South Burnett Region.

Guest speakers will also be presenting - check the Facebook page for latest information.

Easy bus access. No dogs except guide/assistance.

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


2022
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

Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo


...a subtropical plant collector's paradise   

 

Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo

Join us in celebrating our 10th year!
The family will enjoy:
Over 100 stalls of dedicated plant
   sellers & related garden products
Horticultural & gardening stage, exclusive masterclass workshops
Organic & edible gardening, native & non-native plants
Kids Nature Club - learn, play, explore and imagine
Plant creche, food stalls, live entertainment
 
  Location:  

Rocklea Showgrounds, cnr Goburra St & Ipswich Rd

  Dates:  

Saturday 12th March 2022, 8am - 4pm

Sunday 13th March 2022, 9am - 2pm

  Day Entry:  

$10 adult / $8 senior card. Book online & save

$2 Children 5-15 years / under 5s free

  Parking:  

Gold coin donation parking on site

  Website:  www.plantexpo.com.au
    Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo
16 - 17 April 2022:  Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

  Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

  Location:   

Wondai Sportsground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai

  Dates:  

Saturday 16th April 2022

Sunday 17th April 2022

  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 2022 Autumn Show are underway. Check the Wondai Garden Expo website or the Facebook page for latest information.

May 2022 (to be confirmed) :  Grow Expo
Grow Expo



 

Grow Expo

  Location:  

Gatton, Lockyer Valley

  Dates:  

May 2022 (to be confirmed)



Planning for Grow Expo 2022 is underway!
For updates, check www.growexpo.com.au
or follow facebook.com/growexpo
Grow Expo

Grow Expo was created to bring permaculture, horticulture, agriculture and cooking together for a weekend of fun, food and education.
In workshops and on stage, it will feature some of Queensland's most recognised and respected presenters including Alastair McLeod, Phil Dudman and Leonie Shanahan.
The Grow Expo Kids Club will host a range of activities to inspire children to connect with the outdoors.
Exhibitors will be selling home and garden products, fresh produce, food products, cooking appliances, rural machinery and supplies, health and fitness services.
Not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions will also be involved, supporting and promoting sustainability, community and the regional economy.
Plant creche, disabled parking and rest rooms on site. Parking available by gold coin donation

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 2021
Rockhampton. 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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More events & gardens to visit
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
Northey Street City Farm Workshops, markets and other events (Brisbane)
Save Our Waterways Now Events Calendar (Brisbane)
Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens Inc. Various activities and events
Connect with Nature Wide range of activities for adults & children. Queensland Government

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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