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
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
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
2020 Events by Date|
Aspley Orchid Society Summer Show. Venue:
Auditorium, Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Visit the show
to see a wonderful display of flowering orchids, ferns
and foliage. Potting demonstrations throughout the
weekend. Plants and all orchid growing requirements for
sale. Cultural advice from experienced growers. Light
refreshments available. Open Saturday 8am-3.30pm, Sunday
9am-3pm. Entry $4. Under 16 years admitted free.
Orchid Society. Autumn Charity Show. Donald Simpson
Centre, 172 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland 4163. A well as
a magnificent display of blooms, there will be orchid
plants for sale, potting demonstrations, cultural
advice, product sales, raffles, Art & Craft stall. and
light refreshments. Open 8.30am-3pm. Entry is $3.00 for
adults, children free.
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
The National Palm & Cycad Show. Brisbane Botanic
Gardens Auditorium Mount Coot-tha. Show goers will get a
list of 20 palms that are drought tolerant. Once
established, cycads are drought tolerant too. As usual,
there will be an impressive display of native and exotic
palms & cycads. There will be books, posters and
magazines. Ask the experts about the suitability of
specific palms & cycad for your garden. You’ll also see
unusual palms with, for example, distinctive red leaves
and cycads with amazing blue leaves. Also see 41 other
varieties of palms that are equally easy to cultivate.
Plants for sale for all situations. Open Saturday
9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Entry $3 per adult, concession
cards $2. Lots of free parking.
Sustainable Living Workshop. Holland Park Library,
81 Seville Road, Holland Park. Topic: What insect is
that?. Time: 10am-12noon. Organic gardening is all about
balance. Learn how to identify good insects and
encourage them to live in your garden. Discover simple
organic methods to discourage destructive pests.
Presented by ABC Radio gardening presenter Annette
McFarlane. Bookings essential. Phone (07) 3403 7755 to
reserve your place.
Districts Orchid and Foliage Society 2020 Autumn Show.
Orchids and Foliage Plants at the Canungra School of
Arts Hall, Canungra School Acc, Canungra QLD 4275. Adult
entry is $4.00 per person and this will allow you to
enter on both days. Not only will there be a grand
display of orchids and foliage plants vying for Grand
Champion Orchid Plant and Grand Champion Foliage Plant
but there will be a guest speaker speaking on all things
"orchid" from about 9.30am and 11am on the Saturday and
from about 9.30am on the Sunday. There will also be
plant sales of quality orchids and foliage plants at a
reasonable price and the availability of all sorts of
orchid and foliage plant growing accessories. Light
refreshments will be available and there is plenty of
off-road parking. Open 8am-3pm Saturday and 9am-2pm
Sunday. For further information follow us on
Facebook at Beaudesert
Districts Orchid and Foliage Society.
The 25th anniversary of the Melbourne International
Flower & Garden. Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton
Gardens. All details available at
Brisbane Orchid Society's Autumn Show. Auditorium,
Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Plant sales,
sales of fertilizers, pots etc. Advice on growing
orchids, and light refreshments, and of course a
wonderful displays of flowering orchid plants.
Admission: $4.00 (cash) (adults); children (under 16)
free. Open Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.
Qld Kabi Inc. Orchid Society. Kabi is
holding its inaugural show. Albany Creek Community
Centre, 15 Ernie St, Albany Creek QLD. We encourage the
growing and conservation of orchids from Australia and
the surrounding region aiming to showcase the
magnificent Cooktown Orchid. There will also be a range
of other orchid species and hybrids on display and for
sale. Open 9am-4pm.
Sustainable Living Workshop. Ashgrove Library, 87
Amarina Avenue, Ashgrove. Topic: Topiary, standards and
other artful pruning. Time:1pm-3pm. Want to learn how to
grow a standard bougainvillea, create mop-top topiary or
train an espalier? Join ABC Radio gardening presenter
Annette McFarlane as she demonstrates how - then make a
start on your own creation. Bookings essential. Phone
(07) 3407 1940
Patch. 280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Bahrs
ScrubNeil and Viola of Bahrs Scrub are avid gardeners
who have opened their garden to the public for charity
since the year 2000. Featured on Gardening Australia in
2015, thousands have come through the front gates and
experience a beautiful hidden paradise. For those who
return every year 2020 will hold some new horticultural
surprises. Quota Beenleigh the beneficiaries of the
opening hope the crowd will come again this year to
spend the day roaming at leisure or be a part of a
guided walk with Viola. There are propagating
demonstrations, guided walks, refreshments and Children
are welcome. Entry $8.00 adults Under 18 Free. Opening
Bonsai Club Inc. Bonsai Show 2020. Mt Coot-tha
Botanic Gardens Auditorium. Items for sale bonsai, semi
trained plants, bonsai pots, tools, wire, all
accessories and books. Majestic bonsai on display.
Demonstrations 10am and 1pm. Bonsai raffle to be won.
Open Saturday 9am–5pm, Sunday 9am–4pm. Admission $3.00
(Children under 15 free when accompanied by an adult)
Fair 7th Brigade Park, Newman Road, Chermside –
9am-3pm. Brisbane City Council’s 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. Fair goers are treated to
heaps of fun activities and entertainment throughout the
day with a jam-packed schedule. See Annette McFarlane at
the fair for her presentations and Q&A at her stand all
Maleny Gardner Club is again holding "Gardening on the
Edge". This fabulous weekend offers a range of
activities for locals and visitors. The flyer contains
full details. Garden trail maps will be available closer
to the event.
Flyer download (pdf)
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.
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
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
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
Arana Hills Library Grand Re-opening. Details to
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