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FREE GUIDED WALKS - The Brisbane Botanic Gardens’ Volunteer Guides offer FREE guided walking tours of the City Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Walks are available daily at 11am and 1pm (except Sunday and public holidays). BOOKINGS are NOT required for these walks but bookings can be made for large groups or groups with a special interest by calling (07) 3403 2535 (Mt Coot-tha) or (07) 3403 0666 (City).
FREE MINI-BUS TOURS - Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Monday to Friday from 10.30am-11.00am, excluding public holidays. This is a free event. No bookings required. Limited to 11 seats. For more information or to book a customised group tour, please phone the Gardens on 3403 2535.

Monthly Meetings
 

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) 0412-735-483 more info....  or  email:

 

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 0415386936.

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 displys, knowledgeable speakers and afternoon tea. All welcome. For further information contact the Secretary-Ann McFadyen Ph:07 3276 7223

The 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 welcome.

2017 Events by Date
5 November

Free Sustainable Living Workshop. Indooroopilly Library. Indooroopilly Library, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 4, 322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly. Topic: Easy ways to propagate and grow your own plants. Grow your own plants from seeds and cuttings. Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm. Learn how to propagate your own plants using a variety of methods including seed, division, leaf cuttings and layering. Bring your own gloves and secateurs if you have them. Presented by ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane. Bookings essential. Phone 07 3407 0009

11-12 November

 

Orchid Species Society Show. Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Auditorium. Be captivated by a display of orchid species from Australia and other parts of the world, some rare and near extinction. Open Saturday 8.30am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3.30pm. Displays of orchids, plants for sale and experts will be on hand to provide advice on orchid culture. Entry is only $4. more info....

17-20 November

Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland Inc, Floresssence 2017. The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha, Toowong. Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland Inc. Open 9am-4.30pm (closing 1pm Monday). An exhibition of contemporary botanical art. more info....

18-19 November

Plant Sale Spectacular. Carrara Markets Events Arena, Carrara Markets, Cnr Manchester Road & Gooding Drive, Carrara, Gold Coast. Bag a bargin for your garden! It’s a plant sale like no other with specialist plant growers coming together to present the Plant Sale of the year. Located inside the Events Arena at Carrara Markets, green thumbs and first time gardeners can load up on hundreds of varieties of Bromeliads, Succulents, Tropical Plants and Orchids. The two day plant sale promises to have the best plant deals in town with all plants supplied direct from the growers. Open 8am-3pm daily. Free entry & Free parking. more info.... 

18-19 November

Tropical Foliage Festival. Cleveland Assembly Hall, Smith Street, Cleveland. This year will provide an opportunity for gardeners and collectors to purchase many varieties of tropical foliage plants including new releases, rare plants and old favourites offering the best quality Cordylines, Bromeliads, Gingers, Costas,  Heliconias, Orchids, Palms and much more. Experienced growers and garden experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. Special guest speakers will be on stage throughout the weekend. We will be holding our famous rare plant auction Saturday. There will be plant displays and a monster raffle. The event will be fully catered. Open Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday  9am-2pm. Admission – Adult $3, Children free, free parking and EFTPOS available.

25 November

Free Sustainable Living Workshop. Brisbane Square Library. Brisbane Square, 266 George St, Brisbane City.  Time:10am-12noon. Topic: Herb lovers' workshop. Herbs are some of the easiest and most productive plants you can grow in a small space. Great for beginner gardeners or those who love to cook, this workshop gives you all the information you need to grow everything from foliage herbs like thyme and coriander, to tuberous ginger, turmeric and galangal, plus more exotic flavours like laksa leaf. Presented by ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane. Bookings essential. Phone 07 3403 4166

2018 Events by Date
10-11 February

Aspley Orchid Society Summer Show. Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong. Orchid plants and all orchid growing requirements on sale. Potting demonstrations and cultural advice. Open Saturday 8am-3.30pm, Sunday 9am-3.30pm. Light Refreshments. Admission $4. U/16 free. more info.... 

13-15 July

 

Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2018 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. Held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour from 13th to 15th July, this three day expo is Queensland’s premier gardening event attracting 35,000 + visitors from all over Australia and New Zealand. Some of Australia’s leading Gardening experts take part in three days of lectures, demonstrations and workshops. See plants, plants and more plants with over 55 nurseries represented and over 360 exhibitors. There is a full program of free lectures and demonstrations on eight "live" stages every day covering a vast array of gardening topics. Head to the Gourmet Garden stage for some great tips on growing your own produce and turning it into delicious gourmet meals. The ‘Giant Kitchen Garden’ features a totally organic food court with a fully planted sustainable garden constructed onsite. Get free help with gardening problems and plant identification from the onsite Plant Clinic and be inspired by the fantastic arrangements in the Floral Design Competition. more info....

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