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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. Mondays and Thursdays. Enjoy a relaxing and informative tour featuring the Temperate Zone, Exotic Rainforest, Australian Plant Communities and Gardens highlights. Recorded commentary by Curator, Ross McKinnon. Pick up point: 10.45am Information Centre at main entrance. Return point: 11.15am Information Centre. 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
4 June

Green Heart Fair. 7th Brigade Park, Chermside. The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s biggest FREE bi-annual community and sustainability festival, promoting innovative green living in a fun, family-friendly environment for all residents to come and enjoy. The Fair welcomes over 100 of Brisbane's leading sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, businesses and eco experts to share information and knowledge with Brisbane residents on how to live more sustainably.

10-11 June

Gardening On The Edge. Maleny Qld. Garden Market at Maleny Showgrounds. There will be in excess of 30 stall holders both inside and outside the Hall displaying and selling Camellias, Orchids, Tropical Foliage Plants, Heritage Roses, Staghorns, Australian Native Plants, Cottage Plants, Geraniums, Heritage seeds and so much more. Garden Club members will be selling plants and produce with the Hospital Auxiliary and the CWA providing refreshments at the various gardens. See PDF for all details of open gardens etc PDF download

10-11 June

 

Cactus & Succulent Society of Qld Inc. present the 40th Cactus & Succulent Show at Mt. Coot0tha Botanic Gardens auditorium. Displays, competition, lots & lots of big & small quality plants for sale including rare & unusual ones (EFTPOS available) and members on hand for help and advice on growing succulents. Open Saturday 9am-3.30pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Entry $4 (children under 14 free)

14-15 June

 

Leafmore Garden Society Inc. Winter Garden School. President’s Room, City Golf Club, 254 South Street, Toowoomba. Speakers program includes Debby Birach-Mayer, Brian Sams, Tim Rival, Barbara Wickes, Sophie Thomson, Leo O'Reilly and Anne Gibson. download program download speaker lineup
17 June

Sustainable Living Workshop. Wynnum Library, 145 Florence St, Wynnum Qld. Topic: Heirloom seed saving and plant swap. Time: 10am-12noon. Keen to save seed from plants in your garden? Interested in heirloom vegetables and garden plants? This workshop provides tips for saving pure seed lines and demonstrates dry and wet seed cleaning. If you save seeds or have cuttings to share, bring them to swap with others. Presented by ABC Radio gardener Annette McFarlane. Bookings essential. To book a place phone the library on Ph: 3403 2199

17 June

Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair. Old Esk Railway Station, Pipeliner Park, Esk-Hampton Road, Esk. A real country garden fair with something for everyone. Enjoy quality plant and garden related stalls. Speakers featuring Noel Burdette. Scarecrow contest and display, food, coffee vans, raffle. Dedicated bus drop off zone, plant creche and off street parking. Whilst in Esk visit Somerset Bendigo Art Awards, Esk Quilt & Craft Shows as well as the Business Scarecrows in town. Open 8am-3pm : Entry gold coin donation

25 June

Qld Camellia Society - Annual Show Albion Peace Hall, 106 McDonald Rd Windsor.  more info....

24-25 June

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. Proceeds of the show donated to 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 parking onsite. 

26 June

 

Floral Art Society of Queensland annual Friendship Day. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Floral Designs on display, and Demonstration by special guest & Floral Designer, Francesca Petherbridge. Visitors very welcome! Starting time: 9.30am. Cost: $10 (includes entry, tea/coffee on arrival, lucky door ticket and a light lunch). Phone: 0412 735 483 (Heather) or Email: fasqsecretary@gmail.com for further information  more info....

7-9 July

Qld Garden Expo. Join Annette McFarlane at the annual Queensland Garden Expo. Annette will appear on stage and be available to answer questions one-on-one at the Plant Clinic. See www.qldgardenexpo.com.au for tickets and program details. Download the full Speakers Program

7-9 July

Caboolture Orchid Society Annual Winter Show. Morayfield Community Complex, 298 Morayfield Rd Morayfield (Behind Bunnings ) Several Fellow Society Displays, Large Plant Sales Area, Repotting Demonstrations, Orchid Advise, Refreshments Available. Free Admission, Good Parking, Wheelchair Friendly Open Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-2pm.

15-16 July

John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc Annual Winter Show. Auditorium, Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha Road, Toowong. There will be an extravaganza of orchid flowers on display with potting demonstrations and cultural advise. Lots of orchid plants and growing accessories for sale. Plenty of off street parking with disabled parking at the front door. Brisbane City Council runs a bus service to the botanic gardens. Light refreshments are also available for purchase. Open Saturday 8.30am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3.30pm. Entry: $4

16 July

Free Sustainable Living Workshop. Indooroopilly Library, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 4, 322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly. Topic: Growing fruit and vegetables at home. Time: 1-3pm. Would you like to grow vegetables, but you're not sure where to start? Whether you garden in pots or have an enormous backyard, this workshop provides all the information you need. Presented by ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane. Bookings essential. Phone 3407 0009.

23 July

Free Sustainable Living Workshop. Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside. Topic: Herb lovers workshop. Time: 1-3pm. Herbs are easy and productive plants foor small spaces. 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. Presented by ABC radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane. Bookings essential.Phone 3403 7200.

28 July

Meet The Author. Mt Coot-tha Library. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 152 Mt Coot-tha Rd, Mt Coot-tha. Time: 10am-11am. Dr Anne Vale: "Australia’s influential garden people". Garden historian and public speaker. Dr Anne Vale has written history booklets and garden guides on heritage gardens including Dalvui, Wombat Park, Durrol, Warroona Nursery and the Kyneton Botanic Gardens. Anne is the author of Influential Australian Garden People: their stories (2016) and award winning Exceptional Australian Garden Makers (2013). These beautifully illustrated publications feature many of Anne’s own photographs as well as those by some of Australia’s top photographers. Join Dr Vale as she shares her research in a series of illustrated talks at Brisbane libraries. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your own copy from home for Dr Vale to sign. Bookings essential. Ph (07) 3403 2550

28 July

Meet The Author. Carindale Library, Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Road (near Millennium Boulevard), Carindale. Time: 2pm-3pm. Dr Anne Vale: "Australian garden designers in the 21st Century". Garden historian and public speaker. Dr Anne Vale has written history booklets and garden guides on heritage gardens including Dalvui, Wombat Park, Durrol, Warroona Nursery and the Kyneton Botanic Gardens. Anne is the author of Influential Australian Garden People: their stories (2016) and award winning Exceptional Australian Garden Makers (2013). These beautifully illustrated publications feature many of Anne’s own photographs as well as those by some of Australia’s top photographers. Join Dr Vale as she shares her research in a series of illustrated talks at Brisbane libraries. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your own copy from home for Dr Vale to sign. Bookings essential. Ph (07) 3407 1490

29 July

Meet The Author. Mt Ommaney Library, Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre, 171 Dandenong Road, Mt Ommaney. Time: 10.30am-11.30am. Dr Anne Vale: "Australian garden designers in the 21st Century". Garden historian and public speaker. Dr Anne Vale has written history booklets and garden guides on heritage gardens including Dalvui, Wombat Park, Durrol, Warroona Nursery and the Kyneton Botanic Gardens. Anne is the author of Influential Australian Garden People: their stories (2016) and award winning Exceptional Australian Garden Makers (2013). These beautifully illustrated publications feature many of Anne’s own photographs as well as those by some of Australia’s top photographers. Join Dr Vale as she shares her research in a series of illustrated talks at Brisbane libraries. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your own copy from home for Dr Vale to sign. Bookings essential. Ph (07) 3407 7010

29 July

Meet The Author. Nundah Library, 1 Bage Street (via Primrose Lane), Nundah. Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm. Dr Anne Vale: "Australia’s influential garden people". Garden historian and public speaker. Dr Anne Vale has written history booklets and garden guides on heritage gardens including Dalvui, Wombat Park, Durrol, Warroona Nursery and the Kyneton Botanic Gardens. Anne is the author of Influential Australian Garden People: their stories (2016) and award winning Exceptional Australian Garden Makers (2013). These beautifully illustrated publications feature many of Anne’s own photographs as well as those by some of Australia’s top photographers. Join Dr Vale as she shares her research in a series of illustrated talks at Brisbane libraries. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your own copy from home for Dr Vale to sign. Bookings essential. Ph (07) 3407 8701

30 July

Meet The Author. Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City. Time: 11am-12noon. Dr Anne Vale: "Australian garden designers in the 21st Century". Garden historian and public speaker. Dr Anne Vale has written history booklets and garden guides on heritage gardens including Dalvui, Wombat Park, Durrol, Warroona Nursery and the Kyneton Botanic Gardens. Anne is the author of Influential Australian Garden People: their stories (2016) and award winning Exceptional Australian Garden Makers (2013). These beautifully illustrated publications feature many of Anne’s own photographs as well as those by some of Australia’s top photographers. Join Dr Vale as she shares her research in a series of illustrated talks at Brisbane libraries. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your own copy from home for Dr Vale to sign. Bookings essential. Ph (07) 3403 4166

19 August

Free Sustainable Living Workshop. Mt Coot-tha Library, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong. Topic: Heirloom seed saving workshop and plant swap, Time: 9.30-11.30am. Keen to save seed from plants in your garden? Interested in heirloom vegetables and garden plants? This workshop provides tips for saving pure seed lines and demonstrates dry and wet seed cleaning. If you save seeds or have cuttings to share, bring them to swap with others. Presented by ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane.
Bookings essential. Phone 3403 2550.

26-27 August

North Brisbane Orchid Society. Annual Spring Show. The Auditorium, Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha Toowong. There will be an outstanding display of orchids to view including our own Australian orchids and species from around the world. Opportunity to buy varied selection of flowering quality orchids and other plants. Homemade jams sweets etc for sale. Light refreshments served including Devonshire Teas. View potting demos and get Free advice from experts. Saturday 8.30am-4pm. Sunday 8.30am-3pm. Adults $4.00 children under 14 free.

9-10 September

Open 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. Entry $8. Open: 9am–4pm. more info....

9-10 September

Bromeliad Extravaganza. Wavell Heights Community Hall, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Open Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 9am-2pm. Free entry ample parking.

22-24 September

Springtime on the Mountain. Little more than an hour from Brisbane and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast is the gardeners' paradise of beautiful Tamborine Mountain. The Tamborine Mountain Garden Club is proud to present our 33rd annual fundraising Springtime on the Mountain Open Gardens Trail in aid of the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens and local community groups. This year, we will open seven diverse and delightful home gardens for public display over the three day weekend. There will be a cafe in one of the gardens with a sausage sizzle, Devonshire Teas. The Botanic Gardens will host the Potty Potter plant sales and a sausage sizzle. Enjoy a day strolling through the gardens or stay over night to extend your visit. Open 9am-4pm Website  download brochure

23 September

Free Sustainable Living Workshop. Sandgate Town Hall, next to the Sandgate library, Seymour St, Sandgate. Topic: Sensational succulent gardening. Time: 10.30am-12.30pm. Succulents are a diverse group of easily grown, water-wise plants that are equally suited to novice gardeners, those who are time poor and/or addicted collectors. Learn which ones grow best in the subtropics. Bring succulent cuttings you have spare to share. Presented by ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane. Bookings essential. Phone 3667 6022.

23-24 September

Wondai 2017 Spring Garden Expo. Wondai Sportsground and Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway Wondai. Official Opening at 1pm, Guest Speakers on both days. Entertainment by Geoff & Sue's "Stepping Stones". Horticultural Show & Displays, Quality Nurseries, Allied Garden Products, Craft, Decorator and Collector's Items. Open Saturday 8am-4.30pm, Sunday 8am-1pm. Entry $5 per person per day, $8 for two day ticket. Children Free. Bus access and Free parking  www.wondaigardenexpo.com

30 September

Free Sustainable Living Workshop. Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Kessels Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt. Topic: Easy ways to propagate and grow your own plants. Time: 10am-12noon. 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 3403 7745.

17-20 October
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Australian Floral Art Association, National Convention hosted by Floral Art Society of Queensland. "Costa del Sol" featuring International Guest Demonstrator from Spain, Alex Segura Arana. Open to Competitors & Delegates 17th to 20th October, and open to the Public 18th and 19th October. Venue: "Surf Air" 923 David Low Way, Marcoola Qld 4564. For further information Phone: 0412 735 483 (Heather), Email: conventionfasq@gmail.com or visit our Website: http://www.floralartsocietyqld.org.au  Download Poster

21 October

Free Sustainable Living Workshop. Kurilpa Hall, next to the West End Library, 178-180 Boundary St, West End. Topic: Growing deliciously different fruit and vegetables. Time: (to be confirmed) Wild hibiscus, cucuzza, lemon myrtle, elephant foot yams, native limes and pitaya; if you're keen to plant something just a little bit different, join Annette McFarlane to learn how to grow and use these and other less well known edibles. Bookings essential. Phone 3403 8620.

26 October

Grange Library Garden Meeting. Time: 1-2.30pm. Grange library located 79 Evelyn St, Grange is getting a new community library garden. Join Annette McFarlane for afternoon tea and a chance to discuss plans and progress on the development of the garden. Get hands on potting plants that will be planted into the garden once completed. Please book for catering purposes. Phone (07) 3407 2523.

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