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Upcoming Events, South East Qld, Australia & New Zealand-Major Garden and Flower Shows

General Notices
  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, Brisbane City. 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 available onsite.

Due to COVID-19 please check with the organisers that these events are going ahead.

Monthly Meetings
  Bimer Bonsai Club Inc has its monthly meeting on the first Saturday of the month except January. If you are new to bonsai and would love to increase and share your knowledge or are just curious you are welcome to attend. We meet at the Wavell Heights Community Hall in Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. Meetings may include a guest demonstrator, display of members trees and workshops. We run a skills and knowledge course every year starting in July for anyone who wants assistance. For more info or ph. Tony on 0405 137 996
Due to COVID-19 please check with the organisers that this event is going ahead.

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
Due to COVID-19 please check with the organisers that this event is going ahead.


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:
Due to COVID-19 please check with the organisers that this event is going ahead.


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.
Due to COVID-19 please check with the organisers that this event is going ahead.

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 (07)33988352
Due to COVID-19 please check with the organisers that this event is going ahead.

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.
 Due to COVID-19 please check with the organisers that this event is going ahead.

2021 Events by Date
1-30 September


Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers (TCOF). Over 70 events to explore across 30 days! Flowers, flavours and sounds, the TCOF takes over the Southern Queensland city of Toowoomba in the most beautiful of ways each September with a program of more than 70 unique events and experiences including award-winning parks, stunning private gardens, streets bursting with floral colour, internationally acclaimed musical acts, some of the best food and wine to be found in Queensland and a multitude of cultural and natural adventures. more info....
5 September Greenheart Fair. Carindale Recreation Reserve. Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s favourite sustainable living festival, promoting innovative green living in a fun, family-friendly environment for all residents to come and enjoy. The fair welcomes over 120 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. You will also be treated to heaps of fun activities and entertainment throughout the day with a jam-packed schedule. Open 8am-2pm more info....
11-12 September Coucals Open Garden. 8 Belah Street, Mt Crosby, Qld. A beautiful garden set in Brisbane's west. The King Parrots come to feed. Wisteria features in Spring. Orchids are a highlight of the courtyard all year round. Devonshire teas, coffee and cold drinks will be available. Entry to garden: $10, (children under 18 free). Eftpos available. SUPPORTING: C & K Roderick Street Community Kindergarten & Australian Red Cross (Ipswich branch). You will need to give name and contact details prior to admission. Covid 19 laws must be strictly adhered to with social distancing and no entry if feeling unwell. more info....
11-12 September Beaudesert District Orchid and Foliage Society is holding a "Display and Sales" event. School of Arts Hall, 3-7 Pine St. Canungra. Orchids in spectacular bloom. Native orchids, ferns, beonias, bromeliads, aroids and many more on display. Plants grown by local society members on sale . Bark, perlite and many other growing accessories on sale. Open 8am-3pm Saturday, 9am-2pm Sunday. Gold coin donation entry. more info....  Poster download
24-25 September
Friday & Saturday


Springtime on the Mountain, Tamborine Mountains open garden trail. Tamborine Mountain has a temperate climate with rich soils and high rainfall making it an area renowned for its beautiful gardens and lush rainforest. Five diverse well established gardens will be presented and guests can also tour the beautiful botanic gardens and local nurseries. Trail passes $20, Dependent children free. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY. Open 10am-4pm. Complementary Trail Guides provided with your entry fee. more info....
25-26 September Wondai 2021 Spring Garden Expo. Wondai Sportsground, Bunya Highway, Wondai. Horticulture, Photography Show and Hanging Basket Competition. Guest speaker Carol Kerkin. Continuous hourly raffle on Saturday, Multi-Draw Raffle drawn at noon on Sunday. Opening times: Saturday 8am-4.30pm, Sunday 8am-1pm. Entry $5 per person per day, $8.00 for two-day Pass. Children Free. Special concession price of $4 p/p for groups of 10 or more, prepaid. more info....
02-03 October Queensland Rose Society and Floral Art Society of Queensland Spring Show. Auditorium, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Hundreds of beautiful roses. Amazing floral art. Representatives from both clubs available to chat with or ask advice. Potted roses, fertilizers and other garden products for sale. Crafts, Raffles and refreshments for sale. Open Saturday 11.30am-4pm, Sunday 9am-2.30pm. Entry-$4, children under 15 free. more info... This event has been cancelled due to Covid restrictions
02-03 October North Brisbane Orchid Society will hold their Orchid Show at Genesis Christian College Sports Hall, Young's Crossing Rd., Bray Park. There will be a beautiful display of orchids in the competition, Plant Sales, cultural advice, Refreshments and a raffle. Entry Adults $4 and children under 14 free. Plenty of parking on site. more info....
09-10 October Queensland 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 for sale. Light refreshment available. Supporting Queensland Children Hospital. Open Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm, Sunday 8:30am-2:30pm. Entry $4.00 Children Free. more info....
15-17 October Buderim Garden Festival. The Festival includes a Flower Show in the Buderim War Memorial Hall which features competitive displays for flowers, container plants, floral art, bonsai, a children’s section and flora photography. The Show is open to members and the public. A detailed show schedule will be available midyear, online. Market stalls will sell plants and garden products on the adjacent lawns, including a BGC plant stall and members are asked to contribute plants, suitably labelled. Several Open Gardens in Buderim will be presented for public viewing, information and sharing of knowledge. more info....
23 October Nambour Orchid Society Species Show. Uniting Church Hall, Gloucester Rd, Buderim. Orchid and Foliage Plant Sales, come and enjoy the magnificence of species orchids in full bloom. Talk to the growers of these champion flowering Orchids and get handy tips and advice on how to get more from your Orchids. Also Craft display & sales by Palmwood's Arts & Crafts. Open 8am-4pm. Admission $4.00 Raffle $1.00.
6-7 November The Orchid Species Society Inc. Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Large display of orchid species. Orchid supplies, accessories, cultural advice. Plant sales: species and other varieties. Charity stall. ‘Orchid Species from the World’ on display. Raffles and refreshments. Open Saturday, 8.30am–4pm, Sunday, 9am–3.30pm. Entry $4 more info....
12-15 November


Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland, Exhibition Floressence 2021. Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong. An exhibition of contemporary botanical art by members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland. The exhibition features displays by Michelle Pujol Artist-in-Residence at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens and Nicole Crosswell, Illustrator at the Queensland Herbarium. Open 9am to 4:30pm. more info....
27-28 November Tropical Foliage Festival Show. Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road Belmont. 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, Aroids 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 EFTPOS available. more info....

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