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 Queensland Gardening Events Diary

Please Note: Bad weather 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.
There may be an admission charge to any events listed below unless otherwise noted. Some may require booking and/or payment in advance.
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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 Official fair website:

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:

 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.


Nambour Showgrounds, Sunshine Coast.


Thursday 4th July, 8am-4pm

Friday 5th July, 8am-4pm

Saturday 6th July, 8am-4pm

Sunday 7th July, 8am-4pm


$25 at gate or $22.50 purchased online from

Children 15 yrs & under free.

Highlights of the 2024 Expo include:
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.
Poultry Spectacular.
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

5 - 7 July 2024: Townsville Orchid Society Winter Show

7 July 2024 (Sunday): Queensland Camellia Society Annual Show
More information: Queensland Camellia Society Inc

20 July - 4 August 2024: Peaks to Points Festival
More information:

20 - 21 July 2024: Mackay and District Orchid Society Winter Show
Mackay & District Senior Citizen's Centre, 58 Macalister Street, Mackay. Orchids for sale. Pots, potting medium, tags, etc. Orchid culture demonstrations. Raffles. Refreshments and eats. Saturday 20th July 8.00am-4.00pm and Sunday 21st July 8.00am-3.00pm. Admission $2 gold coin. Website:

 3 - 4 August 2024:  Botanical Bazaar

Gold Coast's largest Gardening & Sustainability Festival

Nerang Country Paradise Parklands

Saturday 3th August 2024 - 9am to 4pm

Sunday 4th August 2024 - 9am to 3pm

     Over 100 green exhibitors
     Speaking program
           Celebrity gardeners
           Best practice sustainability
     Workshops & demonstrations
   Kid's Hub
   Botanical Art
   Walks thru community garden
   Off-grid village
   Food vans catering for all tastes
   Entertainment under Musical Tree

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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:

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

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:

31 August - 1 September 2024: Maryborough Open Gardens

6 - 8 September 2024: Laidley Spring Festival
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7 September 2024 (Saturday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Sale

7 - 8 September 2024: Eastern District Orchid Society Spring Show

13 September - 7 October 2024: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Go to the website for more information.

13 - 15 September 2024: Townsville Orchid Society Spring Show

 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.


Genesis Christian College, 12 Youngs Crossing Rd, Bray Park


Saturday 21st September 2024,  8.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 22nd September 2024,  8.00am - 1.00pm





27 - 28 September 2024: Springtime On The Mountain
Tamborine Mountain. For more information, go to

 28 - 29 September 2024:  Wondai Spring Garden Expo

  Wondai Spring Garden Expo


Wondai Sportsground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai


Saturday 28 September 2024

Sunday 29 September 2024


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 3.00pm 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 or

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:

5 October 2024 (Saturday): Maleny Garden Club Spring Fair

11 - 12 October 2024: Stanthorpe Gardenfest & Trade Fair
Presented by Stanthorpe Garden Club Inc. More information:

12 October 2024 (Saturday): Marburg Garden & Outdoor Expo
For more information, check:

12 - 13 October 2024: Mackay and District Orchid Society Spring Show

18 - 20 October 2024: Buderim Garden Festival
More information:

19 October 2024 (Saturday): African Violet Society of Qld Inc Annual Show

 26 October 2024: Begonias & More...
Queensland Begonia Society Presents the Only Begonia Sale in Queensland!
Huge Variety of Begonias on offer plus many other plants including Tropicals.
Cultural Talk on Propagation at 10.30 am
Instant Raffle - Light Refreshments
Location:  Belmont Shooting Centre,
                  1485 Old Cleveland Rd Belmont
Date:  ONE DAY ONLY!  26 October 2024 - 9.00am - 3.00pm
Admission:  $4.00
Accommodation:  Onsite accommodation is available

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:

23 November 2024 (Saturday): Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Sale

To be announced: Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival (2024)

To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Spring Show (2024)

To be announced: Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair (2024)

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:

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Spring Show (2024)

To be announced: Geranium and Pelargonium Society of Brisbane Queensland Inc Annual Show (2024)

To be announced: Queensland Orchid Society Spring Show (2024)

To be announced: Twin Towns & District Garden Club Flower and Garden Show (2024)

To be announced: Queensland Begonia Society Spring Show (2024)

To be announced: Moreton Bay Eco Fest (2024)

To be announced: Bribie Island Nature Festival (2024)

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:

To be announced: Moreton Bay Garden and Outdoor Expo (2024)

To be announced: Australian Pollinator Week (2024)

To be announced: National Community Garden Day (2024)


To be announced: Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Annual Show & Plant Sale (2025) for latest information

To be announced: Ipswich Garden Spectacular (2025)
Presented by Ipswich Orchid Society and Ipswich & Districts Bromeliad Society

To be announced: Queensland Dahlia Society Annual State Show (2025)

To be announced: Beaudesert District Orchid & Foliage Society Autumn Show (2025)

To be announced: Plant and Floral Spectacular 2025 (formerly "A Garden A-Fair")
Presented by Queensland Council of Garden Clubs Inc. Website:

To be announced: Bromeliad & Tropicals Autumn Show & Sale (2025)

To be announced: Autumn Plants Market - Native Plants Queensland (2025)
Presented by Native Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region). For more information visit their website:

To be announced: Queensland Begonia Society (2025 autumn show)

To be announced: Queensland Orchid Society Autumn Show (2025)

To be announced: Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair (2025)

To be announced: Wondai Autumn Garden Expo (2025)
Wondai (near Kingaroy). Website:

To be announced: Queensland Rose Society Autumn Rose Show (2025)

To be announced: International Compost Awareness Week Australia (2025)
Check the website:

To be announced: Herb Awareness (2025)
Check for the latest information

To be announced: Botanic Garden Australia and New Zealand Open Day (2025)
Check the website: for the latest information

To be announced: Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) (2025)
Griffith University Logan Campus, Meadowbrook. Website:

To be announced: Gladstone Ecofest (2025)
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

To be announced: Cactus & Succulent Society of Queensland Annual Show (2024)

To be announced: Esk Garden Fair (2025)
More information:

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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