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Annette McFarlane every Saturday
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Upcoming Events, South East Qld, Australia &
New Zealand-Major Garden and Flower Shows
Open Gardens in South East Queensland
FREE GUIDED WALKS
- Take advantage of the expertise of volunteer guides by taking one of
these free guided walks. Bookings are not required.
Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha,
152 Mount Coot-tha Rd, Mount Coot-tha.
City Botanic Gardens, Alice St,
Roma Street Parklands, 1 Parkland
Boulevard, Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane City. Guided walks of
approximately 1 hour duration depart from the visitors centre hub at
each location daily at 11am and 1pm (except Sunday and public holidays).
Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens,
230 Ashmore Rd, Benowa. Volunteers offer free guided walks on the 1st
Sunday and 3rd Wednesday of the month and at other times by prior
arrangement. Guided walks for special interest groups are also available
for a small fee. Phone 0449 561 674.
Cairns Botanic Gardens, 78-96 Collins
Ave, Edge Hill. Free guided walks of 1-1.5hrs duration depart from the
Friends House, Monday- Friday at 10am.
Many regional parks and botanic gardens offer self-guided walks that
locals and visitors can take at their leisure. Maps and information are
Northern Districts Horticultural Society’s Monthly Meetings. If you are a garden lover or gardener and you would like to increase and
share your knowledge you would be most welcome to attend the Northern
Districts Horticultural Society’s Monthly Meetings held on the last
Monday of each month. We meet at the Wavell Heights Community Hall in
Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. Meetings include a Guest Speaker,
display and judging of member’s entries of flowers, pot plants, floral
art, fruit/veg and cooking. Visitors welcome. Info Noel Prior: ph.
(07)33593457 or Elizabeth Jones: ph. (07)32665010
Floral Art Society of Queensland Inc. is a society for those who love
flower arranging and floral design. The society & aims to promote participation
& enjoyment of Floral Art through floral shows, displays & demonstrations.
Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each Month at 9.30 a.m. at the Brisbane
Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt. Coot-tha Road Toowong. Admission of
$7.00 per meeting is payable at the door and a lucky door ticket is issued to
each person attending the meeting. Tea and coffee is available before the
meeting. Visitors & New Members Welcome! Enquiries: Heather Prior (President)
Cactus & Succulent Society of Qld Inc.
Meetings are held on the
last Monday of the month at the Salisbury Senior Citizens Centre, 87
Cripps st, Salisbury. Plant sales commence at 7pm, and the meeting
starts at 7.45pm. Competition, Raffle, Lucky Door Prize and a varied and
interesting program. Contact Ruth Higgins 0412426823 or Ben Vedelago
The Society For Growing Potted Plants Inc. Meets 2nd
Saturday of each month (except January) Time: 1.15pm.
Uniting Church Hall, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm.
Affordable plants sales, Plant displays, knowledgeable
speakers and afternoon tea. All welcome. For more
information contact Maria 0413587491 or Persis
Stafford Garden Club. The OES Hall, cnr Kitchener Rd and Bohland St,
Kedron. The club meets
every third Thursday of each month (Feb to Nov). We meet at 9.30am to have a
cuppa, to buy from the trade table and to view displays. Our meeting starts
at 10 am. Our motto is: “Friendship through Gardening”. Visitors are
2019 Events by Date|
Night Opening-"Taman Air”
Hundscheidt’s garden, Taman Air, is located at 12
Furorie Street, Sunnybank Hills. Adult entry is $10.
Children under 16 admitted free of charge. “Beautiful by
day, Breathtaking by night!!” The garden features over
300 lights and gas flares. The 12 volt lighting using
various wattage using cool and warm white lights creates
a totally different ambience to the garden. Open for
night viewing 7pm-9pm. Please note these gardens are not
wheelchair or pram friendly.
City Library Workshops. Jimboomba Library. 18-22
Honora Street, Jimboomba. Topic: Naturally native with
Annette McFarlane. Time: 9:30am-11am. Do you like the
idea of planting native species? Privacy, flowers,
perfume, birds, bees, butterflies and habitat - native
gardens can provide them all. Join ABC Radio gardening
presenter, Annette McFarlane, as she profiles some of
the best local and hybrid natives trees, shrubs,
groundcovers and vines for local gardens. Bookings
essential phone 3412 4190.
National Palm & Cycad Show, Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Auditorium Mount Coot-tha. Impressive displays of native
and exotic palms & cycads. Books, posters and magazines
for sale. Experts on hand to answer questions about the
suitability of specific palms & cycad for your garden.
You’ll also see unusual palms with, for example,
distinctive red leaves and cycads with amazing blue
leaves. Whilst just a dozen varieties of palms are
commonly grown in SE Queensland, visitors will be able
to see 41 other varieties that are equally easy to
cultivate. This will make their garden quite different
to their neighbours and friends. A list will be provided
free to all visitors. Also consider growing different
varieties of cycads. These have interesting fronds &
cones. Plant sales for growing indoors/outdoors, full
sun/shade, feature/screening, fan/feather, rare/common,
small/medium/tall. So a great place to indulge your
gardening passion and make your garden look quite
different to your neighbours and friends. Open Saturday
9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Entry cost is just $3 per
adult, concession cards $2.
Sustainable Living Workshop. Brisbane Square, Level
1, 266 George Street, Brisbane. Topic: Small Scale and
Container Growing. Time: 1:30am-3:30pm. Presented by ABC
Radio gardening presenter Annette McFarlane. This
workshop explores small space growing options including
raised gardens, wicking and self-watering pots,
aquaponics, green walls and much more. Booking
essential. Phone 3403 9470.
Beaudesert District Orchid and Foliage Society’s
“Autumn Show for Orchid and Foliage Plants” Canungra
School of Arts Hall in Pine Street, Canungra. There will
not only be many orchids in spectacular bloom,
especially native orchids, but also ferns, begonias,
bromeliads, aroids, etc., on display. There will be
orchids and foliage plants on sale at reasonable prices.
Local growers will be giving advice while other trade
tables will be selling orchid and plant growing
accessories and plant products. There will be also a
cake and craft stall run by a local organisation. Open
Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 9am-2pm. A knowledgeable and
experienced orchid grower will be speaking on “The
Basics for Growing Orchids” 9am and 11am on the Saturday
and from 10.30am on the Sunday. Admission is $4.
Refreshments will be available.
Bromeliad Extravaganza. Wavell Heights Community Hall
175 Edinburgh Castle Road Wavell Heights Brisbane. Open
Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 9am-1pm. Free entry.. Ample
Queensland Orchid Society Inc Autumn Show. Belmont
Shooting Complex 1485 Old Cleveland Rd Belmont.
Beautiful flowering orchids on display. Plants for sale
excellent variety of species and hybrids. Plant Minding
Area. Floral Art for sale. Orchid accessories on sale.
Potting Demonstrations. Two Bears Ceramics. Light
refreshment available. Open Saturday 8.30am-3.30pm,
Sunday 8.30am-3pm. Entry $4.00 Children Free.
Seed Exchange-Caboolture Library, 4 Hasking Street,
Caboolture. Seed Talk 10am-11am. Seed Exchange 11am-1pm.
Diversify your seed collection with The Seed Exchange at
Caboolture Library. Create your own seed pockets from
recycled books, exchange your tokens for seeds and come
early for an inspiring morning tea talk about native
seed collection and germination with Warwick Hill from
CREEC. Swap your seeds for tokens prior to the event
from Friday 15 March to Friday 22 March at Caboolture
Salvation Army plant sale, sausage sizzle and
carwash. 12 Coal St Bundamba. Huge plant sale many half
price. Advanced Cordylines $5, Ferns in hanging pots $7,
Roses $10, Gerbera's $5 just to name some. Many more
plants, flowers, shrubs, potting mix and sugar cane
mulch also available at bargain prices. Get your car
washed and while you wait grab a sausage sanga and a
drink. Open 8am
Sustainable Living Workshop. Garden City Library,
Level R4 - Yellow Car Park Garden City Shopping Centre
Cnr Logan Road &, Kessels Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt.
Topic: Growing Orchids. Time: 1pm-2.30pm. Phalaenopsis
orchids are among the most popular indoor plants in the
world, and with the right care will provide many years
of enjoyment. In this seminar, commercial orchid grower
David Furness will discuss the origin and background of
the Phalaenopsis orchid and share top tips for how to
help these stunning plants to thrive. To book a place
phone the library on Phone: (07) 3403 7745
District Orchid Society Inc 53rd Autumn Show.
Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road,
Belmont, Qld (entering via Old Cleveland Road). Visitors
will be presented with an amazing display of orchids of
many different genera, from all over the world. The
spectrum of colour is a sight to behold. Our Plant Sales
Area will have a fantastic array of both species and
Hybrid Orchids for Sale, many of them in flower. There
will also be beautiful Floral Arrangements available for
Sale. The EDOS Inc Craft Stall will also have many
bargains available. You will also be able to purchase
your potting supplies – everything from pots, labels and
pest control to bark. Potting Demonstrations will be
running all weekend, and there will also be Cultural
Advice available from many of our experienced and
knowledgeable orchid growers. Refreshments will also be
available during the weekend. Open Saturday 8.30am-4pm,
Sunday 8.30am-3 pm. Admission price is $4.00 for adults,
with Children under 14 years Free.
Sustainable Living Workshop. Mitchelton Library, 37
Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton. Topic: Seed Saving
Workshop. Time: 1pm-3pm. Keen to learn how to save seeds
from your own garden. Join Annette McFarlane to learn
the theory and undertake practical seed saving tasks.
Number limited. Booking essential. Phone 3403 7410.
Open Garden. 8 Roms Court, Buderim. Barb and Rex
Wickes started with a blank canvas twenty years ago, and
carefully built on their vision of a garden formed
around a central axis with an extended outdoor living
space of sweeping lawns interspersed with garden beds
and gravel paths. The plan was to mix subtropical with
cool climate plants to create a cottage-style garden.
This has resulted in a stunning collection of salvias,
old-fashioned roses, perennials, bulbs, fragrant
climbers and herbs. A noted feature of the large garden
is the grove of tropical birch (Betula nigra) and
several swamp cypress (Taxodium distichum). Other
deciduous trees such as Chinese tallow tree (Sapium
sebiferum) and Nyssa sylvatica add to autumn colour. A
lily-filled dam and dry-stone walls, made with local
stone from the Glasshouse Mountains, add further
distinction to the garden. The Wickes’ garden, which
features many unusual plants, is a source of information
for visitors looking to create a subtropical cottage
garden. This opening will be the last opportunity to
view the Wickes garden as the owners are planning on
selling in the not too distant future. Entry cost is $10
and refreshments will be available. A large selection of
cottage garden plants will be for sale and members of
The Perennial Poppies Group will be available to chat to
visitors. Some funds from the weekend will benefit the
Katie Rose Cottage Hospice. Open 10am-4.30pm on both
days. Admission $10 (under 18 free).
ABC story available....
& Tropicals Show & Sales-Autumn 2019. Genesis
Christian College, Youngs Crossing Road, Bray Park QLD.
Come spend the weekend exploring bromeliads and tropical
plants where garden inspiration is everywhere at the
Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales. Over twenty
experienced growers will be selling plants from
bromeliads and tillandsias to tropicals and indoor
plants. The Society is proud to support local schools by
donating all proceeds from the Monster Raffle to the
Pine Rivers Special Schools Horticultural Program.
Growers and volunteers will be at the event to offer
advice with books available for purchase. Admire the
plant displays and competition plants where you’ll see
these plants at their colourful best. Family friendly
with plant-minding and refreshments available. Opening
times are Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-1pm. Cost is $4
and gives you entry into the lucky door prize.
Queensland Council of Garden Clubs. Umbrella
organisation of over 120 Garden Clubs in Queensland.
Premier Event of the year. Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Toowong. Floral Art, Flowers, Fruit, Club Competition
and Gardeners to offer information about Gardening Clubs
and growing your favourite plants. Open Saturday
10am-3.30pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Plenty of free parking.
Entry $3.00 Children Free. Refreshments. Plants for sale
at reasonable prices.
Sustainable Living Workshop. Fairfield Library,
Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, 180 Fairfield Rd,
Fairfield. Topic: Growing Orchids. Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm.
Phalaenopsis orchids are among the most popular indoor
plants in the world, and with the right care will
provide many years of enjoyment. In this seminar,
commercial orchid grower David Furness will discuss the
origin and background of the Phalaenopsis orchid and
share top tips for how to help these stunning plants to
thrive. To book a place phone the library on Phone: (07)
Burnett Orchid Society Annual Show. Wondai RSL Hall,
Mackenzie St, Show. Open Saturday 9.30am-3pm, Admission
$3 per person and The Wondai Regional Art Gallery April
Showing, Sponsored by Wondai Garden Expo Inc.
2019 Autumn Garden Expo. Wondai Sportsground & Lions
Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Discover the diversity
of gardening in Queensland's best backyard. Quality
stalls of all descriptions for garden and home.
Horticultural Show, Photography competition and special
display. MultiDraw raffle with great prizes. Guest
speakers & entertainment on both days. Open Saturday
8am-4.30pm, Sunday 8am-1pm. Expo Admission: Adults $5
per day or $8 for 2-day pass, under 15 free. Parking
Easter Open Garden. "The Shambles" 85 westyern
Avenue, montville Qld. Plant stall and refreshments.
Open 9am-4pm. Admission $6 children free, books CDs
available for donation see. VBenefits Western Qld.
Garden-Coucals Garden, 8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby
Qld. Open Garden with light refreshments served by the
Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) who also benefits
from the gate fee. Plants will be for sale. Entry $10.
Rivers Garden and Plant Fair. Pine Rivers Show
Grounds, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton. Held inside the show
ring, the Fair is focussed on gardens and plant lovers
of all types with 60 sites to choose from. We will have
cottage garden favourites, small trees, large trees,
shrubs, seedlings, herbs, succulents, orchids,
bromeliads, natives, pots, dove cotes, carnivorous
plants and more. Garden talks will be provided by Arno
King, Russell Young, Carol Kerkin, Barbara Wickes and
many others. Food will be available. Live music will be
in the marquee nearest the food. The QGGC are providing
the plant crèche again this year. Dogs on leashes are
welcome. Fairies in the garden is the theme this year.
Wear your wings and win a prize. Cost of admission $5
with children under 15 free. Open Saturday
8.30am-4.30pm, Sunday 8.30am-2.30pm.
Show Society is holding a Giant Pumpkin Growing
competition as part of the 2019 Show celebrations – and
I will be helping with the judging!. Atlantic Giant
Pumpkin Seeds are available via the Marburg Show Society
Facebook page. The
heaviest pumpkin wins $1000, with 2nd and 3rd placed
pumpkins taking home $500 and $250 respectively. Entries
close May 3rd. Entry fee $5. Come all school and
community gardeners - get planting! Entry to show
Friday: Adults, Pensioners, Students-$6. Children under
11 Free. Saturday: Adults-$15. Pensioners/Seniors $12.
Children 11 to 17-$12 and under 11 Free. Cars $3.
Orchid Society Show. Community Hall, 179 Edinburgh
Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Qld. Display of flowering
orchids, ferns and foliage. Floral arrangements, plants
and all orchid growing requirements on sale. (EFTPOS
available in plant sales). Potting demonstrations and
cultural advice Light refreshments. Off street parking.
Supporting the Aspley Special School. Open 8am-4pm.
Entry $4. U/16 free.
Native Plants Queensland Annual Sale. Grovely TAFE,
parking off Woking St via Dawson Parade. There will be a
huge diversity of native plants from popular favourites
to rare or unusual plants and you will find a native
plant for every garden situation. Plants are very
reasonably priced and available in sizes from tubestock
to advanced. Expert advice on plants selection and care
for all garden situations is available from growers and
members of Native Plants Queensland. Many of our
specialist growers produce plants that are not available
in commercial nurseries. Entry is free and refreshments
will be available, as well as free information flyers
and books will be on sale. Open 9am-3pm.
Mother’s Day Plant Spectacular Atherton International
Club, Kennedy Highway Atherton. A wide variety of
flowering and foliage plants from rainforest to desert.
New release and unusual plants. Experienced growers with
local knowledge to answer all your questions. Great gift
ideas for Mum. Ample parking. Fantastic raffle prizes.
Free tea and coffee. Open 8am-3pm. Free Entry.
Queensland Herb Society Inc. Herb Awareness Fair.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor.
For everyone who wants to learn more about growing and
using herbs. This year we are focussing on the full,
rich and diverse flavour of herbs. If you like cooking
or eating then your tastebuds will not want to miss this
fair! Join us for a fascinating day of herbal discovery.
In addition to the usual huge array of herbs and herbal
products for sale, we will feature entertainers and
herbal experts speaking and demonstrating on the use of
herbs with a focus on flavour. Discover a large variety
of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale.
Browse a wide variety of stalls with herbal products
including preserves, coffee, teas, spices, skincare,
bush foods, wines and all sorts of yummy delights. 1 DAY
ONLY. Open 9am-3pm. Free entry.
Plant Collectors Fair- Rocklea Showgrounds, Cnr
Ipswich Road and Goburra Street, Rocklea. A unique gardening event with
a strong focus on rare , unusual and difficult to find
plants from around the world, sold by local and
interstate growers and retailers. Open Saturday
8.30am-4pm, Sunday 8.30am-3pm. Entry $7 (children under
poster download (pdf)
Gardening On the Edge. Maleny Showgrounds, 13
Maleny Stanley River Road, Maleny. Six display gardens
one of which is the "Incredible Edible" garden at Green
Harvest, Witta. Plant stalls, teas & lunches, a garden
market with specialist plant and produce stalls,
camellia flower display, homemade refreshments and a
raffle to support the Maleny Hospital. Open 9am-4pm both
Garden & Lifestyle Fair. Old Esk Railway Station,
Pipeliner Park, Esk-Hampton Road, Esk. A real country
garden fair, something for everyone...enjoy. quality
stallholders, numerous plant and garden related stalls.
Speakers including Paul Plant and Claire Bickle as well
as food and coffee, excellent raffle prizes, bus drop
zone & plant crèche. Open Saturday 8am-3pm. Entry Gold
North Moreton Queensland Orchid Council Inc.
Charity Spectacular Orchid Show. Brisbane Botanic
Gardens Mt Coot-tha Auditorium. Many varieties of
orchids, ferns and foliage plants will be on display and
for sale. Throughout the day, potting demonstrations
will be done with experts on hand to give advice. Wide
range of fertilizer, pots and horticultural supplies on
sale. Light refreshments available. Tour buses are
welcome. Show is in aid of Be Uplifted Inc., a breast
cancer support group. Open Saturday 8.30am-3.30pm and
Sunday 8.30am-3pm. Entry: Adults $4.00 Children under 14
years free. Access by public transport available. Free
a 'must see' in 2019 for green thumbs and novice
gardeners alike. Held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland
town of Nambour from 12th to 14th July, this three day
expo is Queensland's premier gardening event attracting
40,000 + visitors from all over Australia and New
Zealand. More information coming soon....
Oxley District Orchid Society Inc. Annual Winter Show.
Auditorium Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.
Displays of species orchids from around the world, our
own native orchids and numerous hybrids. Potting
demonstrations daily at 10am and 1pm. Cultural advice
all week-end from some of Brisbane’s best orchid
growers. Lots of plants and growing accessories
available for sale. Brisbane City Council runs a bus
service to the venue and there is lots off street
parking, plus disabled parking at the front door. Light
refreshments and floral arrangement featuring orchids
are available at great prices. Open Saturday 8.30am-4pm,
Sunday 9am-3pm. Entry $4.00 children under 14 are free.
Sustainable Living Workshop. Corinda Library, 641
Oxley Rd, Corinda. Topic: Growing Orchids. Time:
1pm-2.30pm. Phalaenopsis orchids are among the most
popular indoor plants in the world, and with the right
care will provide many years of enjoyment. In this
seminar, commercial orchid grower David Furness will
discuss the origin and background of the Phalaenopsis
orchid and share top tips for how to help these stunning
plants to thrive. To book a place phone the library on
Phone: (07) 3403 8888
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