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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  https://opengardens-seq.com/
 

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.

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 http://bimerbonsai.org.au/ or ph. Tony on 0405 137 996
Due to Coronavirus disease (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 Coronavirus disease (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 Coronavirus disease (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 Coronavirus disease (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 Coronavirus disease (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 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) please check with the organisers that this event is going ahead.

2020 Events by Date
20 June

Esk 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 Kate Wall, Spencer Shaw and Shane Christensen (Chainsaw Sculptor Carver) as well as food and coffee, excellent raffle prizes, bus drop zone & plant crèche. Open Saturday, 8am-3 pm. Entry Gold Coin donation. Plenty of free off street parking. more info....
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

27-28 June

North Moreton Queensland Orchid Council Inc. Charity Spectacular Orchid Show. Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Auditorium. Many varieties of orchids will be on display and for sale, as will a range of ferns and foliage. Potting demonstrations will be done over the two days. Experts always on hand to give cultural advice. Wide range of fertilizer, pots and horticultural supplies on sale. EFTPOS available for plant sales. Light refreshments and craft for sale. Tour buses are welcome. Show is in aid of QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund. 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. more info....
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

10-12 July

Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2020 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. Held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour 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 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. more info....
New Date Announced: 19,20,21 September (see below)

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

18 July

Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains. Topic: Small Space Gardening. Time: 10am-12noon. Small spaces require creative thinking, but with a little planning and some good plant choices, you can create your own private oasis. Join Annette McFarlane to discover how to create attractive courtyard, balcony and patio gardens. Bookings essential. Phone (07) 3403 1530
Due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) please check with the organisers that this event is going ahead.

1 August

Arana Hills Library Grand Re-opening. Details to follow...

29-30 August Logan & District Orchid Society, Springwood Road State School, Springwood Qld. Annual Orchid Show. Open Saturday 8.30am-4pm, Sunday 8.30am-2pm. Admission $4

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

2 September

Rotary Club of Cleveland, Charities Function to benefit: Mater Hospital Cleveland, Motor Neuron Disease QLD, DonateLife QLD. Venue: Rainforest Gardens Mount Cotton. Time:10am-12noon. Annette McFarlane will be presenting for this charity event. Please consider supporting. This is a ticketed event. Details to follow...

19,20,21 September

 

Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2020 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. Held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour 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 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. more info....
Due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) please check with the organisers that this event is going ahead.

26-27 September

Open Garden, TANI TEI EN. 519 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley, Gold Coast. 9am-4.30pm both days, $5 entry (18+) kids free. All proceeds to charity. Plants for sale, most are natives supplied by the Volunteers of the Gold Coast Botantic Gardens. Bonsai technician on site for sales and advice from 9am to 1pm both days, you are welcome to bring your unhappy bonsai along. Morning, afternoon teas and lunch will be available for purchase. This is a must see 11 acre garden with rainforests, themed plantings , restored dairy and spectacular Japanese garde with Tea house and lake. Fingers crossed that the cherry trees will bless us with blossoms on this weekend.

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