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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
The Aspley Special School and Kingfisher Community Garden is
reconvening in 2018 with a series of fortnightly workshops/working bees,
commencing Saturday 3 March, Kingfisher Centre, Dorville Road, ASPLEY
4034, 9-11am. Come along, or contact Alison Hawe on email@example.com,
mob 04 109 439 89 if you wish to use an existing garden bed.
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
2018 Events by Date|
& Tropicals Show & Sales. Belmont Shooting Complex,
1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont. Held by the Bromeliad
Society of Queensland, over twenty experienced growers
will be selling plants from bromeliads and tillandsias
to tropical's, indoor plants and succulents. The Society
is proud to support the drought-stricken Queensland
farmers by donating all proceeds from the Monster Raffle
to the Drought Relief Appeal. Try your luck at the Lucky
Door Prize and the Saturday draws to win plants and
vouchers. 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.
Open Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-1pm. Entry $4. Free
Parking. EFTPOS available.
2018, Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Mt
Coot-tha Road, Toowong. Contemporary botanic art by
members; artworks and merchandise available for sale;
displays of workshop program; Eva Richards, Artist in
residence at the Brisbane City Gardens; Will Smith,
Scientific illustrator from the Queensland Herbarium;
children's activities; morning and afternoon teas. Open
9 am - 4:30pm (close 12 Noon Tuesday). Entry $3; $2
concession; children free.
more info .....
International Cordyline Society’s Tropical Foliage
Festival 2018. The Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485
Old Cleveland Road, Belmont. Rare plant auction Saturday
morning. Guest speakers Saturday. Monster plant raffle.
Plant display. We have 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 on hand to answer your questions. The
event will be fully catered. Open Saturday 8am-3pm,
Sunday 9am-2pm. Admission – Adults $3.00 Children Free.
Free Parking. EFTPOS available.
Gardens in Full Bloom on Open Day. Narmbool’s gates
will be open to the public for their annual Open Day
Sunday, 2 December 2018. Visitors will be able to
explore the 2,000-hectare heritage property located in
Elaine, 30km south of Ballarat and 100km west of
Melbourne. Owned by The Sovereign Hill Museums
Association, the Open Day will provide visitors with the
opportunity to see the beautiful gardens and tour the
education and accommodation facilities. Lunch and
Devonshire Tea will be served in the picturesque Garden
Room, which has just undergone a major renovation. The
Narmbool Open Garden Day is the perfect day for garden
enthusiasts, those looking for the ideal wedding venue
or the entire family seeking a fun day out. For all
Sustainable Living Workshop. Toowong Library, Level 1,
Toowong Village shopping Centre, 9 Sherwood Rd, Toowong.
Topic: Growing Orchids. Time: 10am-11.30am. Presented by
David Furness. Learn all about growing these beautiful
flowers. To book a place phone the library on Phone:
(07) 3403 2590
2019 Events by Date|
16 17 February
Orchid Society Summer Show. Auditorium, Brisbane
Botanic Gardens. Flowering orchids, ferns & foliage on
display, plants and all orchid growing requirements for
sale. Potting demonstrations and cultural advice. Light
refreshments available. Wheelchair access and ample
parking. Open Saturday 8am-3.30pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.
Admission $4, under 16yrs admitted free.
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.bAdmission 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
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
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.
Plant Collectors Fair- 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. more information
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....
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