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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|
BCC Sustainability workshop. Bulimba Library, 219
Oxford St, Bulimba. Topic: Growing Vegetables At Home.
Time: 10am-12noon.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 (07) 3407 8223
Cardwell Coast Guard Annual Desert Rose & Tropical Plant
Expo. Lot 1 Victoria Street, Cardwell. Commencing at 9am and running until approximately
Orchid Society Inc Spring Orchid Show. Belmont
Shooting Complex 1485 Old Cleveland Road Belmont.
Beautiful flowering orchids on display. Plants for sale,
excellent variety of species and hybrids. Plant Minding
Area. Floral Art and Orchid accessories on sale. Potting
Demonstrations. Light refreshment available. Entry $4.00
Children Free. Supporting Queensland Children Hospital.
Open Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm, Sunday 8:30am-3pm.
gardening with Annette McFarlane. Redcliffe Library,
476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe 4020. Time: 6pm-8pm. Learn how
to plan, design and maintain a waterwise garden.
Discover how plant selection, soil improvement and
mulching can help you create a garden that will flourish
in all weather. This workshop is free but
booking is essential. Phone 3283 0311.
North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc Summer Orchid
Show. The Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens,
Toowong. See beautiful orchids of many varieties on both
sales and competition tables. Get cultural advice on
your purchases. Repotting demonstrations held throughout
the show to teach some of the basics of orchid care. Buy
all your orchid growing needs at the trade tables. Sale
of assorted crafts by "Be Uplifted" breast cancer
support group. Light refreshments for sale. Open Sat
8.30am-3.30pm, Sun 8.30am-3pm. Entry: Adults $4,
Children under 14 years free. Public transport
available, see TransLink website. Free parking onsite.
Bromeliad Society of Queensland Bromeliad & Tropicals
Show & Sales. Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old
Cleveland Road, Belmont. From bromeliads, tillandsias,
indoor plants and tropical's, you’ll find all sorts of
greenery to suit novice gardeners to experienced green
thumbs. Monster Raffle to win $500 worth of plants,
learn about bromeliads at the Bromeliad Basics
Information Session and view the amazing competition
plants. Family friendly with plant-minding and
refreshments available. Entry $4 per person, includes
entry into the Lucky Door Prize of $100 worth of plants.
Free entry for children under 15 years old. Open
Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-1pm
2019. Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art,
41 Grafton St, Albion. Open 10am-4pm daily. Free entry. An
exhibition of contemporary botanical art by members of
the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland. The
exhibition will feature artists demonstrating at the
exhibition and displays by Robyn Bauer
Artist-in-Residence at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens ad
Nicole Crosswell, Illustrator Queensland Herbarium. Join
us for the opening by Helen Cole, Honorary Librarian,
Queensland Herbarium on Saturday 16 November at 5pm. RSVP
by 4 November to Dr Nita C. Lester Phone 07 5445 7182 or
The Tropical Foliage Festival 2019. Belmont
Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road Belmont. We've
organised an incredible variety of tropical foliage
plants including new release, 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. There will
be plant displays and a monster raffle. The event will
be fully catered. Open Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 9am-2pm.
Admission Adults $ 4.00 Children Free. Free Parking and
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) and
Sunday 9am-3.30pm. As well as the displays, orchids will
be available for sale and experts will be on hand to
provide advice on orchid culture. Entry is only $4.00.
2020 Events by Date|
Sustainable Living Workshop. Bracken Ridge Library.
Cnr Bracken St &, Barrett St, Bracken Ridge. Topic:
Growing Fruit at Home. Time: 10am-12noon. Do you
long to pick your own fresh lemons, limes or oranges
straight from the garden? Whether you have a balcony or
backyard, this workshop will provide all the information
you need to grow productive fruit trees in your home
garden. Presented by ABC Radio gardening presenter,
Annette McFarlane. Bookings essential. Phone (07) 3667
Logan Hyperdome Library. 66-70 Mandew St, Shailer
Park. 10am-12noon. Fruitful backyards. How can I
sweeten my oranges? What avocado variety is best? Can I
grow a mango from seed? Join Annette McFarlane to learn
great fruit varieties for your backyard and how to
successfully grow and care for them from planting to
harvest. Bookings essential phone (07) 3412 4120
Marsden Library. 35 Chambers Flat Rd, Marsden.
10am-12noon. Organic vegetable gardening.
Everyone can grow vegetables successfully given the
right advice. Join Annette McFarlane to discover how to
create rich soil, and ensure your vegetables thrive.
Learn seasonal planting and pest control tips including
preferred varieties for our region. Bookings essential
phone (07) 3412 4180
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