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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|
Orchid Society Inc Charity Autumn Orchid Show.
Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland.
As well as a stunning display of flowers there will be
orchids and orchid growing products for sale, potting
demonstrations, cultural advice, raffles, craft stall,
and light refreshments for sale. Entry is $3.00 for
adults, children free. Open 8.30am-3pm.
Council Backyard Harvest Festival. The Backyard Harvest
Festival is a celebration of home food growing
traditions, and gives residents the opportunity to learn
from passionate and knowledgeable local food experts
from a diversity of cultures. The Backyard Harvest
Festival has inspired home gardeners since it first
began in 2011. Home food gardens are open for tours and
workshops, to help build a strong sense of community
around homegrown and homemade food. Tickets now
available to the 2019 Backyard Harvest Festival! The
festival is being held on the following weekends: 4-5,
11-12, 18-19. There are 19 garden tours and workshops to
attend, with four new gardens included in this years
program, as well as old favourites to get you inspired
to grow your own fresh healthy food. Tips on seedling
propagation, keeping chickens, quails and bees, fruit
tee maintenance and grafting and natural pest
management. As well as productive gardening and native
bee workshops, especially designed for families. Tours
runs from between 60-90 minutes, and cost $10 ($5
concession). Where possible events which are a
comfortable riding distance apart have been schedules to
follow one another, so why not leave the car at home and
plan a fun day out riding between gardens. Take
advantage of our $8 ticket ($4 concession) offer when
you buy tickets to three or more events in one
transaction. To access this offer, refer to the list of
events below, then click here to purchase a package of
three or more events.
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.
Noosa District Orchid & Foliage Society Inc. CWA
Hall, Maple St, Cooroy. Celebrating the 2019 Annual
Mother's Day Show. Raffles, plant sales and expert
advice on orchids. Open Friday 8.30am-4pm, Saturday
8.30am-2.30pm. Admission $3.00 adults. Children under 16
years free. Eftpos available. BYO Bags and Boxes.
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.
BCC Sustainability Workshop - Growing Fruit at Home with
Annette McFarlane. Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange
Grove Road, Coopers Plains. Time: 10am-12noon. Learn
what fruit is best for backyard growers and container
production. Fertilisers, pest control, pruning and more
covered in this practical workshop. Bookings essential.
Phone 3403 1530.
Look How We Have Grown! Our volunteer guides are
celebrating 30 years since the commencement of the
guiding program at the City Botanic Gardens, 147
Alice Street, Brisbane City. Come along and view
displays of botanic art, learn about the history of the
City Botanic Gardens, listen to tales from the guides,
enjoy a special guided walk, learn more about the first
Curator, Walter Hill and much more. Meet at the Rotunda.
No bookings required. For more information call 07 3403
Look How We Have Grown! Celebrate 30 Years of
Volunteer Guiding at
Brisbane Botanic Gardens,
Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong. Our
Volunteer Guides are celebrating 30 years since the
commencement of the guiding program at the gardens. Come
along and view displays, listen to tales from the
guides, enjoy a special guided walk, take a tour of the
Australian Plant Community Garden and much more.
10am-4pm. This event is free. For more information call
07 3403 2535
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)
Heart Fair, 7th Brigade Park, Chermside. Brisbane's
biggest northside sustainability fair. Join
Annette McFarlane for a presentation on Native plants
for pots and small suburban gardens'. Pick up your free
BCC native plants at the fair. Food, games for children,
community groups and sustainable and organic stand
holders. Free family fun. Open 9am-3pm.
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
Leafmore 10th Winter Garden School, Toowoomba
City Golf Club, South Street, Toowoomba, Queensland. Two
day gardening school featuring very impressive gardening
presenters covering a wide range of topical issues in
gardening, with an interesting variety of trade stalls
and multi-draw raffles with fabulous prizes. Lunch and
morning tea included in the ticket price. Presenters
include Millie Ross from Gardening Australia, Linda
Brennan from Ecobotanica and Mike Wells, ABC Southern
Queensland gardening presenter.
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
Art Society of Qld Inc. Friendship Day. Brisbane
Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha.
Floral Art Society of Qld welcomes everyone to join us
in Friendship at our annual Friendship Day! Bring some
friends and enjoy a morning amongst the flowers with
member Floral Designs on display and a demonstration by
special guest demonstrator Amanda Meads from "The Flower
School". Time: 9.30am. Cost: $7 includes entry,
tea/coffee on arrival, lucky door ticket and a light
lunch. RSVP by Friday 21st June to 0412 735 483
(Heather) or via email
gardening workshops with Annette McFarlane. Gympie
Library, 8-14 Mellor St, Gympie 4570. Native Plants
for Gympie Gardens (10.00am - 11.30am). Practical Seed
Saving (1.30pm - 3.30pm). Please select one workshop
only. Bookings essential. Phone 5481 0859
Garden Expo is 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. 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 more
than 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 The Cook’s Garden stage for some great tips on
growing your own produce and turning it into delicious
gourmet meals. The ‘Giant Kitchen Garden’ features a
fully planted sustainable garden constructed onsite, be
sure to head there to learn how to start your own veggie
patch. 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 and Landscape Gardens.
Annette McFarlane will be speaking on the following
days/times at the Expo: Friday 9am Poinciana Stage; 1pm
Jacaranda Stage. Saturday 11am Poinciana Stage; 1pm
Jacaranda Stage. Sunday 9am Poinciana Stage; 11am Seed
Saving Workshop; 1pm Jacaranda Stage
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.
Free BCC sustainability workshop - Growing
Vegetables at Home with Annette McFarlane. Mt Ommaney
Library, 171 Dandenong Rd, Mt Ommaney, 4074. Time:
10am-12noon. Discover how to have succeed with vegetable
growing using organic methods. Learn what to plant when
and simple organic pest control methods. Bookings
essential. Phone 3407 7010
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
Bazaar. Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang.
Botanical Bazaar is the Gold Coast Garden Festival where
naturally wild, urban gardeners and nature lovers
connect. The festival is set to educate and inspire
nature enthusiasts of all ages. See a huge variety of
green exhibitors plus family activities, workshops and
educational talks by celebrity gardeners and
Join Annette for her informative presentation and have
all your gardening questions answered in person.
Learn hints and tips about growing your own food, urban
and small space gardening, sustainable living concepts,
health and medicinal herbs. Explore plant nurseries,
garden materials and tools, botanical beauty and health
products and botanical home wares. Enjoy a relaxing day
amongst the community gardens with live music, delicious
food and drinks and don’t forget to check out our Pop Up
Garden Bar! Botanical Bazaar is proudly partnering with
Rotary Gold Coast who are helping to make this festival
a truly community driven day, with profits raised going
back into community.
Festival Tickets $15.00. Some talks included in entry
price and other workshops are ticketed events. Avoid the
queues and purchase your ticket online today!
Logan and District Orchid Society
Annual Orchid Show. Springwood Road State School, 94-120
Springwood Road Springwood Qld. Orchids for sale as well
as bromeliads, potting demonstrations, light
refreshments available. Open Saturday 8.30am-4pm, Sunday
8.30-2pm. Plenty of parking. Wheelchair and bus
friendly. $4 entry.
North Brisbane Orchid Society Annual Show. Mt
Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Rd,
Toowong. Open Saturday 8.30am-3.30pm and Sunday
8.30am-3pm. There will be a magnificent display of the
orchid entries, plants and cultural supplies for sale,
potting demonstrations and cultural information from
experienced growers, a raffle to be drawn on the Sunday
and refreshments available at reasonable prices. Entry
is $4.00 for adults and children under 14 are free.
to Garden Organically with Annette McFarlane. North
Lakes Library, 10 The Corso, North Lakes, 4509.
Time: 11am-1pm. Annette McFarlane shows you how to
welcome birds and frogs, plus bees and other beneficial
insects back by adopting organic gardening methods.
Topics covered include composting and organic matter,
fertilizer options, organic certification, varieties of
fruit, vegetables and herbs to plant, as well as organic
pest control. Information is applicable to both
productive and ornamental gardens. This workshop is free
but booking is essential. Phone 3480 9900.
BCC Sustainability workshop - Growing Fruit at Home
with Annette McFarlane.
Seymour Street, Town Hall. Time: 1pm-3pm. Learn what
fruit is best for backyard growers and container
production. Fertilisers, pest control, pruning and more
covered in this practical workshop. Bookings essential.
Green Heart Fair, Carindale Recreation Reserve, Bedivere
St, Carindale 4152. Brisbane's biggest south side
sustainability fair. Join Annette McFarlane for
one-on-one questions and answers, plus free talks by
Annette and other presenters. Pick up your free BCC
native plants at the fair. Food, games for children,
community groups and sustainable and organic stand
holders. Free family fun. Open 8am-2pm.
Bromeliad Extravaganza. Wavell Heights Community
Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road. Wavell Heights,
Brisbane. Huge bromeliad sales. Open Saturday 8am-3pm,
Sun 9am-1pm. Free entry. Ample parking
BCC Sustainability workshop. Clever Composting with
Garden City Library, Level R4,
Westfield Garden City, Cnr Kessels & Logan Rd, Upper Mt
Gravatt, 4122. Annette McFarlane explains the principles
of composting and demonstrates various methods. There
will be time for answers to your composting questions.
Bookings essential. Phone 3403 7745.
Cardwell Coast Guard Annual Desert Rose & Tropical Plant
Expo. Lot 1 Victoria Street, Cardwell. Commencing at 9am and running until approximately
to Garden Organically with Annette McFarlane. Redcliffe
476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe 4020. Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Annette McFarlane shows you how to welcome birds and
frogs, plus bees and other beneficial insects back by
adopting organic gardening methods. Topics covered
include composting and organic matter, fertilizer
options, organic certification, varieties of fruit,
vegetables and herbs to plant, as well as organic pest
control. Information is applicable to both productive
and ornamental gardens. This workshop is free but
booking is essential. Phone 3283 0311.
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