CURRENT CALENDAR OF SHOWS 2024

The calendar shows the events planned for garden clubs in Queensland on a monthly basis. As clubs decide on the exact date and flyers are produced.  The details can then be sent to the webmaster.  The webmaster will then update the events.  If clubs think there will be a clash then the clubs can send requests for information to the likely event holders and to those clubs who have not registered the club's event date.  Every attempt will be made to keep this calendar up to date.  The webmaster does not accept any responsibility for the information contained on this web site as all information is gathered on a voluntary basis.

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JANUARY

FEBRUARY 

Growing Edible Gardens:  Friends of Botanic Garden 

DATE                7th February 2024
OPEN TIMES    6:30pm – 8:30pm
PLACE             Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong
TOPIC              Adapting to Climate change and looking beyond the traditional
                        to the diverse ranked edible herbs and vegetables perfect
                        for our local growing conditions 
COST               Members $10 Public $15
FEATURES      Sale of orchids and growing supplies
Flyer                Growing Edible Gardens

Aspley orchid Society Summer Show 

DATE                10th and 11th February 2024
OPEN TIMES    8am – 3:30pm and 9am - 3pm
PLACE             Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong
COST               $4 Children free
FEATURES      Sale of orchids and growing supplies
CONTACT         Roslyn Hunt 07 3865 5615
Flyer                Orchid Show

Art in Bark Project Gallery 

DATE                Tuesday to Saturday 13th-24th February 2024
OPEN TIMES    10am – 4pm 
PLACE             Queensland College of Art Griffith Uni South Bank Project Gallery
COST               free
FEATURES      Artworks using Bark 
CONTACT         davidleisemann@gmail.com
Flyer                artinbark 2024

Russell Young Open Garden Event

DATE                17th and 18th February 2024
OPEN TIMES    10am – 2pm to See Russell Young
PLACE             23 Hughes Road Dakabin
COST               $10 Children free
FEATURES      1.5 Acres of Open Garden s built over the last three year
CONTACT        See Facebook Russell Young
 

International Cordyline Society Inc

Date             Not Happening this year

Queensland  Dahlia Society

Regional Show

DATE                 17th February 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 10am-3:30pm; Sun 9am-3pm 

Venue              St Paul's Lutheran Church Toowomba

COST               $5 entry

FEATURES       Dahlia and flowers for sale, raffles cafe.

CONTACT         carolynThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Facebook         https://www.facebook.com/queenslanddahliasociety/

BROCHURE      Dahlia Regional Show

Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival

DATE              Thursday 23 February to Saturday 3rd March.2024

OPEN TIMES Daily program..9 am close 4pm

PLACE           Stanthorpe see list of venues and activities..

COST              Cost per function Shopping is free

FEATURES      Every day of the festival offers an opportunity to tantalise

                         your taste buds with an array of foodie events.

                         The festivities kick off with the first weekend Banchetto Italiano, featuring

                          a traditional Italian long lunch, and the Heritage Estate Winery's winemaker's long lunch

                          on Friday the 23rd, alongside the commencement of 'pick

                          your own apples' at Nicoletti Orchards.

CONTACT        Teilah Mckelvey      marketing@appleandgrape.org       0403 237 555

Flyer               www.applegrape.org

MARCH

National Palm & Cycad Show, Australia, 

DATE               2 – 3 March, 2024
 

OPEN TIMES    Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 8am-1pm 

PLACE              Brisbane Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mount Coot-tha Rd, Toowong, Queensland 4066

COST               $4 and pensioners $2

FEATURES       Impressive display of a wide range of native and exotic palms & cycads with many unusual plants such as palms with distinctive red leaves and cycads with blue leaves. And lots of beautiful bromeliads. Books, posters and magazines will also be on display. There will be a massive low-cost plant sale for indoors/outdoors, full sun/shade, feature/screening, fan/tall, rare/common. A great place to indulge your gardening passion.

Internet              http://www.pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show

Contact:             National President, Daryl O’Connor 0488 125 555, c/- martinjlack@gmail.com

BROCHURE     National Palm & Cycad Show, Australia, 

Bromeliad and Tropicals Show & Sales Bromeliad Society of Qld

DATE                16th 17th March 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 8am-1pm 

PLACE              Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd Belmont

COST                $4 children under 15 free

FEATURES       variety of plants for sale from over thirty experienced growers including bromeliads, tropicals, indoor plants, orchids, hoyas, begonias, succulents and many more.

CONTACT           secretary@bromsqueensland.com.au   Pam Butler 0423 173 859   www.bromsqueensland.com.au  

Facebook:          facebook.com/BromeliadSocietyOfQueensland

BROCHURE      Broms Qld Autumn Show 2024

Beaudesert Districts Orchid & Foliage Society Inc

DATE               9th 10th March 2024

OPEN TIMES    Saturday 8am-3pm  Sunday 9am to 2pm

PLACE             Canungra Scholol of Arts Hall Canungra 3 Pine Street

COST               Gold Coin Credit card facilities if necessary

FEATURES       Plants advice Local members plants Pots Bark Perlite EFPOS

                          Massed Orchids and Foliage plants for sale, off street parking

CONTACT       www.bdofs.com/     Peter Rice 07 5543 2108 Lyn Dale 0402 105 890

Flyer                 BDOFS Orchid and Foliage Show

West Brisbane Orchid Society Autumn 2024 Show

DATE              9th and 10th March 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 8.30am – 3.30pm Sun 9  am – 3pm

PLACE              Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong

COST               Adults $4 children free

PLANT              Sales large varieties

FEATURES       Orchid plants in bloom for sale, potting demonstrations, floral art, free cultural advice

CONTACT         wbossec@yahoo.com.au

Phone                0428 717 321

Fllyer                 West Brisbane Orchids Society

Plants Market Samford by Native Plants Queensland

DATE             Saturday 23 March 2024

OPEN TIMES    9am – 3pm

PLACE             Samford Showgrounds 38 Showgrounds Dr, Highvale-Samford Valley

COST              free entry

PLACE             Samford Showgrounds 38 Showgrounds Drive, Highvale, Samford Valley

FEATURES       Australian Natives in all varieties from popular to rare, trees to ground covers,

                          from tube-stock to advanced plants, at very reasonable prices.

                           Expertise on plant selection and care is available from growers and

                           NPQ members. Native Plants books will be on sale. 

CONTACT         www.sgapqld.org.au

 CONTACT         webmanager@npq.org.au      Jane Fountain Publicity Officer NPQ

Flyer                 Australian Native Plants

The Orchid House & Indoor Bowls Club Bribie

DATE               28th and 29th March 2024

OPEN TIMES  Good Friday 8:30 to 4pm and Easter Saturday 8:30 to 2 pm

PLACE             Entrance 3 -- 156A First Avenue, Bongaree, Bribie Island Q4057r

FEATURE       Windamer Orchids Steve Flood Tropical Pacific Beach Orchid

                        Fong Ping Orchids, Orchidaceous Supplies, Plant sales ++

CONTACT        bribieorc@gmail.com

Phone               ph Terese 040778290

Flyer                 Bribie Orchids 

Presidents Morning Tea

Date            Wednesday 27 March 2024 9.30 am for 10 am

Venue           Auditorium Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Contact           www.qcgc.net 

Flyer                 Presidents Day 2024

 

APRIL

Begonia show Details 

DATE              6th April 2024
OPEN TIMES    9am – 3pm
PLACE             Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong
COST               $4
FEATURES      Begonias Galore along with Tropical Plants - Succulents and much more.
CONTACT         Shevanti Ph 55022579 a/h; info@queenslandbegoniasocietyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Workshop          11am.
Brochure           Begonias in 2024
 

Geranium Society Brisbane

DATE               Still to be organised

OPEN TIMES    12:45pm to 4 pm

PLACE             Peace Hall 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor

FEATURE

  • Geranium Man from Sydney
  • Variety of geranium plants, potting mix
  • Refreshments available.      

CONTACT         secretary.geraniumsocietybne@gmail.com

Phone                 ph Des 0414781480

A Garden A-Fair Queensland Council of Garden Club

or Plant and Floral Spectacular (new name)

Date                 6-7th  April 2024

Times               Saturday 10am to 3L30 Sunday 9 am to 3 pm

Venue               Auditorium Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Features          displays of flowers, plants, and floral art 100’s of plants for sale, craft, and more

Contact             www.qcgc.net

Flyer               Plant and Flower Spectacular

Schedule        Exhibitors Schedule

Spring Show Toowomba Orchid Society

DATE                27 and 28 April 2024

OPEN TIMES    Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 8.30am - 4pm, Tue 8.30am-2pm

PLACE             St Paul's Church Hall, Phillip St Toowoomba

COST               $4

FEATURES       Orchid Show, plant sales, expert advice, membership information, craft stalls, nursery supplies

CONTACT         Cec 0457 453 575   Eddie Otto

EMAIL               toowoomba.orchid.society@gmail.com <toowoomba.orchid.society@gmail.com>

Blooming Pittsworth (Pittsworth Garden Club)

DATE               Saturday 27 April 2024

OPEN TIMES     Saturday 9:00 am to 4  pm

PLACE  St Andrew’s Anglican Parish Hall and grounds, 30 Hume Street Pittsworth

FEATURE

  • plants, garden art and ornaments, craft, homemade goods (cakes, sweets, jams, preserves).

         (Cost of Stall Sites are $10.00)

  • or just attend for a great Fellowship Day
  • Refreshments available.      

For Expression of Interest, contact before 18/11/22

Val Hohn 07 46 931006 or Helen Miller 07 46 932784

 Flyer                 Blooming Pittsworth 2024

Ipswich Garden Spectacular (Ipswich Orchid Society & Bromeliad)

DATE               6th 7th April 2024 Autumn

OPEN TIMES    8:30am 3pm ---- 9:00am to 2pm

PLACE             Silkstone State School, Prospect St, Silkstone

COST               $5.00 entry

FEATURES       orchids, bromeliads, cultural advice, Australian natives, hibiscus, potting demonstrations, craft sale table and much more; refreshments, bus trips and groups especially welcome, wheelchair friendly

CONTACT         ipswichorchidsociety@gmail.com    i

Phone                Katie Brackin 0437324821

Flyer                Ipswich Garden Spectacular 2024

COUCALS GARDEN

DATE               20th to 21st April 2024

OPEN TIMES  9 am– 4.00pm

PLACE           COUCALS GARDEN 8 Belah Street,Mount Crosby.

COST             ENTRY: $10 per person children under 18 free

FEATURES    Coucals is a 4 acre hillside garden with native and exotic plants from temperate,
                       tropical and sub-tropical climes which have been integrated with the native gums,
                       orchids and smaller trees.  A variety of gardens have been created at different levels
                       to display the huge variety of plants forming garden rooms which are linked
                       by meandering paths.

CONTACT         www.coucalsgarden.com    Email: janetflanigan4@bigpond.com

 Phone               Phone: 32010439   

Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

DATE               20th to 21st April 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 8 am– 4.30pm Sun 8-1pm

PLACE             Wondai Sports-ground & Lions Pavilion, Bunya Highway, Wondai

COST               $5, children under 15yrs free $8 two day pass

FEATURES      Horticultural Show and display, quality stalls for garden and home items,

                         Guest speakers, plant cloakroom, entertainment, free parking, disabled parking

                        (Also South Burnett Orchid Society Annual Show on Saturday 9.30am – 3pm at Wondai RSL Hall, Mackenzie St; cost $3, contact 4168 1695)

CONTACT         www.wondaigardenexpo.com         Beryl 4168 1696  Stallholders contact

Wondai Garden Expo   Jodi 0413 115 495

Speaker           Barbara Beerling

Brochure          Wondai Garden Expo 2024

Autumn Show Toowomba Orchid Society

DATE                Saturday 27 and 28 April 2024

OPEN TIMES    Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 8.30am - 4pm, 

PLACE             St Paul's Church Hall, Phillip St Toowoomba

COST               $4

FEATURES       Orchid Show, plant sales, expert advice, membership information, craft stalls, nursery supplies

CONTACT         Cec 0457 453 575   Eddie Otto 0439 953 629

EMAIL               toowoomba.orchid.society@gmail.com <toowoomba.orchid.society@gmail.com>

Flyer                  Autumn Show Orchids Toowoomba

MAY

Caboolture Orchid Society

DATE              4th 5th May 2024

PLACE            Th Square King St, Caboolture

Brisbane Orchid Society

DATE              2nd 4th May 2024

PLACE            Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd Belmont

Aspley Orchid Society

DATE              11th May 2024

PLACE            Wavell Heights Community Centre Edinburgh Castle Road

Brochure          Aspley Orchid show May 2024

Caboolture Bromelaid and Foliage Frenzy

DATE              4th 5th May 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 8– 4.pm  Sun 8-1pm

PLACE             Minibah State School. Walker st, Morayfield

COST               free

COVID              Covid Safe Event

FEATURES     Car park is close to sale, not far to walk to take your favourite plants home.
                        Come along and enjoy the variety of bromeliads and friendly stall holders

Brochure          Caboolture Bromelaid Autumn 2024

Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair

DATE             18th and 19th May 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 8.30 – 3:30pm, Sun 8.30 – 2:30pm

PLACE             Pine Rivers Show Ring, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton

COST               $8, children under 15 free

FEATURES       Focused on gardens and plant lovers of all types with "birds and bees" the theme. Plant sales,  garden equipment, ornaments, bees, insect houses, chickens and more. Great guest speakers, plant creche, food stalls, live music. Dogs on leashes are welcome. QCGC will have a stand at the Pine Rivers Plant & Garden Fair (May 18-19) to promote member clubs and their activities. Volunteers are needed for the last two events to be at the display to chat to visitors and give contact details for all clubs.

Flyer               Pine Rivers    the web page is PRGPF.com.au 

CONTACT         www.pineriversgardenandplantfair.com

Chantal de Vere    0468490205
 

Qld Rose Society Toowoomba Autumn Show  2023

DATE             4th 5th May 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 11.30am-4pm, Sun 9am – 2.30pm

PLACE             The Rose Cottage Newtown Park Holberton Street Toowoomba

COST               Gold Coin

FEATURES        hundreds of colourful, fragrant blooms, friendly and experienced rose growers to answer your questions, and give you advice about which are the best roses to grow in Queensland and how to care for them. Rose potting demonstration. Cut roses, potted roses and gardening products for sale, as well as a variety of 'rosy items' and refreshments.

CONTACT         Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

Flyer                 Toowoomba Autumn Rose Show 2024

Qld Rose Society and The Floral Art Society of Queensland Autumn Show  

DATE               18th and 19th May 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 11.30am-4pm, Sun 9am – 2.30pm

PLACE             The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong

COST               $4 children under 12 free

FEATURES        hundreds of colourful, fragrant blooms, friendly and experienced rose growers to answer your questions, and give you advice about which are the best roses to grow in Queensland and how to care for them. Rose potting demonstration. Cut roses, potted roses and gardening products for sale, as well as a variety of 'rosy items' and refreshments.

Floral Art           Art displays

CONTACT         Website: www.qld.rose.org.au

Flyer                 Autumn Rose Show 2024

Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables 

DATE              Saturday 18th May

OPEN TIMES    9 am to 12 noon.

PLACE             Northey Street City Farm

COST               Ticket required for this event $60

FEATURES       Our local climate; vegetables that thrive in our climate and when to grow them;

                           cultivation tips for subtropical climates; and great vegetable recipes to try.

CONTACT        Northey Street 

Herb Awareness

DATE              26th May 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sunday 9am – 3pm

PLACE             Albion Peace Centre 102 McDonald Rd Windsor

COST               Free ENTRY

FEATURES       Browse demonstrations stalls food coffee gardening accessories advice

CONTACT         qhs@live.com.au 

Web site            qldherbsociety.org.au

Flyer                  Herb Awareness

JUNE

Dahlia Society Show South Australia

Date                  Unknown

Venue                Main Road Caffery St McClaren Vale South Australia

CONTACT         Noel Ph 33593457

Leafmore Winter Garden School

DATE               Unknown

OPEN TIMES    Wednesday 8am to 6pm Thursday 8:30 to 3:15pm

PLACE             Highfield's Cultural centre O'Brien Road Highfield

COST               $100/$190 Dinner Highfield Tavern

FEATURES       Guest Speakers. Jane Edmanson OAMDr Andrew BiggsBarbara McGeoch,

                          Mike Wells.Jillian Coomb

CONTACT         leafmore4350@gmail.com

Flyer                Leafmore Winter Garden School

Esk Garden Fair

Valley of the Lakes Garden Club Inc

DATE               Saturday 15 June 2024-

OPEN TIMES    8am- 3pm

PLACE              Pipeliner Park Esk-Hampton Road, Esk.

COST                $5- Under 18 free

FEATURES       The 2024 Esk Garden Fair is the new ultimate destination for gardening enthusiasts. With dozens of nurseries, hobby growers and exhibitors, you're guaranteed to find the best variety of plants, and garden art available. Imagine a day exploring the exhibitors or learning from our free informative Guest Speakers such as Paul Plant, Kate Wall and Claire Bickle. Perhaps, enjoy some of the other free entertainment, including the new Brisbane Valley Farm Directs Chef’s stage. Maybe catch a few demonstrations or simply relax in our serene outdoor ambiance and listen to live music and Indulge in some mouth-watering food. Don't miss this day of green-thumbed adventure and family-friendly fun in the heart of Esk on Saturday, June 15th, Esk-Hampton Road , Esk, 8 till 3 Entry $5 - Under 16 free. Check out the Esk Garden Fair website for information and tickets.

website www.eskgardenandlifestylefair.com..

CONTACT         facebook.com/eskgardenandlifestylefair 

Contact name for this post: Lisa Davis
Phone No. of Contact name: 0481480372
Event Email: valleyofthelakesgardenclub@gmail.com
Event phone number: 0438511004

Photo              Valley of the Lakes 1

Photo              Valley of the Lakes 2

Photo              Valley of the Lakes 3

Flyer              Esk Valley of the Lakes

 Ipswich Garden Spectacular

QCGC Friendship Day

Date            Wednesday 26 June 2024 9.30 am for 10 am start

Venue          Auditorium Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Contact        www.qcgc.net

Flyer            QCGC Friendship Day 2024

North Moreton Orchid Show

Date          29th 30 June 2024

Venue       Auditorium Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Greenpark Garden Club Fashion Parade

DATE              Unknown

OPEN TIMES   9:00am for 9:30am start

PLACE             Kingston Life Centre, 3922 Mt Lindsay Highway, Park Ridge Qld 4128

COST             $10 each  Preferably pre purchased from Robyn.

FEATURES      Fashion Parade includes Special Morning Tea. by Portofino.

CONTACT        Robyn on 07 3200 9895 for bookings.                         

Flyer                 Portofino Fashion Parade Greenpark Garden Club

 

Lindmar Garden Open Garden and Plant Lovers Fair

DATE              Unknown

OPEN TIMES   Sat 9:00 am to 3;00 pm Sun 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

PLACE            130 Blewers Road, Morayfield.

COST             $10  children under 16 free

FEATURES      We will have 25 stallholders, all of whom are specialists in their field as plant experts or talented craftspeople, and they always enjoy a busy and happy weekend. 

CONTACT       www.lindmargarden.com.au

                         Marie Jones 0405121347

Flyer                  None

Gardens of the Downs Landscaping Day

DATE              Unknown

OPEN TIMES   9:00am to 4:00 pm

PLACE             Pittsworth Function Centre, 50 Hume St., Pittsworth

COST             $50 per person Morning tea and Lunch.inc

FEATURES     Guest Speakers Roses and Landscaping.

CONTACT        Belinda on 0427 932 033 RSVP.                         

Flyer                 Landscaping Day

JULY

Bonsia Gone Native Workshop

repeated in 2025

Pittsworth Garden Art Weekend 2024

DATE              6th and 7th July 2024

OPEN TIMES   9 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm

PLACE              Pittsworth Pioneer Village

COST               $95 per session

PLANT              Sales large varieties

FEATURES       Helen McLennan and Sue Pukallus are coming to share their creative and

                          artistic flair to make something ‘new’ out of something ‘old’.
                          There will be 2 sessions per day with each artisan

CONTACT         gardensofthedowns@gmail.com

Phone                0418 988 478 

Flyer                 Garden Art Week End

Qld Camellia Society

DATE               7th July 2024

OPEN TIMES   9am to 3pm

PLACE             Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong

COST                $5

FEATURES      Plant sales Show bench Latest Camellias.Camellia blooms displayed, Plant sales

CONTACT         Belinda 0401 477 832 

FACEBOOK    Queensland Camellia Society Facebook

Qld Garden Expo Nambour

DATE              Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2024..

OPEN TIMES    Fri, Sat 8am - 5pm, Sun 8am-4pm

PLACE             Nambour Showgrounds

COST               $22.50 tickets only available on line.

FEATURES       a comprehensive Garden Expo Enchanted garden competition

                         Volunteers still needed – contact Elizabeth Parkinson.0412 755 500.

                         Delegates to provide club/society brochures.

                         Delegates were advised that floral art society display will be on ground floor.  No steps.

Web Site    Home - Queensland Garden Expo

BCC Guided Tour Brisbane Botanic Gardens

DATE               Friday 19th July 2024 meet at Visitor Centre BBG

OPEN TIMES   11am to 12:30 pm

PLACE             Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong BBG

COST                Free but must register.

FEATURES   Garden walks with Volunteers

 International Fascination of Plants Day offers unique opportunities to explore, learn, and

be inspired by the fascinating realm of plants.

This is an initiative of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).

CONTACT Dale Arvidsson

Curator, Brisbane Botanic Gardens and High Profile Parks

Public Space Operations | City Standards | Brisbane Infrastructure

BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL

Details BCC web    BCC registration BBG walk

John Oxley Orchid Show

Date          27th 28th July 2024

Ven            Auditorium Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

 

AUGUST 

Plants Market by Native Plants Nerang QLD

DATE              3rd and 4th August 2024

OPEN TIMES   9am – 3pm

PLACE             Botanical Bazaar Festival

COST               tbc

PLACE             Nerang Country Parkland

FEATURES       orchids, bromeliads, cultural advice, Australian natives,

                          hibiscus, potting demonstrations, craft sale table and much more;

                           refreshments, bus trips and groups especially welcome, wheelchair friendly

WEB PAGE         www.sgapqld.org.au

CONTACT         Gold Coast Leader NPQ <gcleader@npq.org.au>;

                           secretary@npq.org.au       

Flyer                 Native Plants website

Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast 2024

DATE                Saturday 3rd August  Sunday 4th August 

OPEN TIMES   Saturday 11:30 - 17:30     Sunday - 09:00 - 16:00

PLACE             Nerang Country Paradise Parkland

COST               pre-purchased tickets only.Adults $15 concession $10 online 1April 2023

                        See a huge variety of green exhibitors plus family activities, 

                        workshops and educational talks by celebrity gardeners and horticulture experts.

CONTACT        www.botanicalbazaargc.com.au    

Flyer                Rotary Botanical Bazaar 2024
 

West Brisbane Orchid Society Spring 2024 Show

DATE              17th and 18th August 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 8.30am – 3.30pm Sun 9  am – 3pm

PLACE              Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong

COST               Adults $4 children free

PLANT              Sales large varieties

FEATURES       Orchid plants in bloom for sale, potting demonstrations, floral art, free cultural advice

CONTACT         wbossec@yahoo.com.au

Phone                0428 717 321

Flyer                 West Brisbane Orchids Society

 

Royal National Show EKKA

DATE                10 - 18 August 2024

OPEN TIMES   7 am to 9 pm daily times manned determined on the day.

PLACE             Exhibition Hall where old honey show was 20 years ago.

COST               pre-purchased tickets only.

FEATURES     QCGC display volunteers welcome. QCGC will have a stand at the Ekka (August 10-18) to promote member clubs and their activities. Volunteers are needed for the display to chat to visitors and give contact details for all clubs. Please contact the Secretary if you would like to volunteer at the EKKA.

CONTACT       Anne Baster secretary2@qcgc.net.

Flyer                EKKA 2024

CountDown    CountDown EKKA 2024

Sogetsu Ikebana Qld 60th Anniversary

DATE               Splendour of Spring 2024 – Aug 31-Sep 01   –  Splendour of Spring

OPEN TIMES   10:00 am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday

PLACE             Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

COST               Admission $5                         

Free Ikebana demonstrations 10:30am and 1:00pm daily
Guided tours of the exhibition 11:30am and 2:30pm daily
Hands-on workshops at 2pm daily ($10) Refreshments available for purchase
Ikebana containers and related materials available for purchase from 11:3
FEATURES      Japanese art of flower arrangement ikebana.  sales 11:30 am

CONTACT        www.ikebanabrisbane.org.au

                         www.facebook.com/kebanabrisbnae

                         www.instagram.com/sogestsu.kebana.inc/

Phone               0434 364 910

Flyer                 Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition 2024

Winter Gardening Extravaganza Warwick Horticultural Society 

DATE               25th 26th August 2024

OPEN TIMES   10am to 5pm then 9am to 4pm

PLACE             St Mary’s Church Hall, Phillip St Warwick

COST             $4

FEATURES       Orchid Show, plant sales, expert advice, membership information, craft stalls, nursery supplies

CONTACT         Margot 07 4661 1414

Web Site           Warwick Horticultural & Allotment Society  

Ipswich Garden Spectacular (Ipswich Orchid Society & Bromeliad)

DATE               28th 29th August 2024  Spring

OPEN TIMES    8:30am 3pm ---- 9:00am to 2pm

PLACE             Silkstone State School, Prospect St, Silkstone

COST               $5.00 entry

FEATURES       orchids, bromeliads, cultural advice, Australian natives, hibiscus, potting demonstrations, craft sale table and much more; refreshments, bus trips and groups especially welcome, wheelchair friendly

CONTACT         ipswichorchidsociety@gmail.com    i

Phone                Katie Brackin 0437324821

Flyer                Ipswich Garden Spectacular 

SEPTEMBER

Beaudesert Districts Orchid & Foliage Society Inc

DATE               31 August 1st September 2024

OPEN TIMES    Saturday 8am-3pm  Sunday 9am to 2pm

PLACE             Canungra Scholol of Arts Hall Canungra 3 Pine Street

COST               Gold Coin Credit card facilities if necessary

FEATURES       Plants advice Local members plants Pots Bark Per-lite EFPOS

                          Massed Orchids and Foliage plants for sale, off street parking

CONTACT       www.bdofs.com/     Peter Rice 07 5543 2108 Lyn Dale 0402 105 890

Flyer                 BDOFS Orchid and Foliage Show

Geranium Society Brisbane

DATE               Saturday 7th  September 

OPEN TIMES    9am to 3 pm

PLACE             Peace Hall 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor

FEATURE  Germanium Sales Day

  • Geranium Man from Sydney
  • Variety of geranium plants, potting mix
  • If you are interested in selling geranium plants, you must be a member with a grower's number. 
  • Refreshments available.      

CONTACT         secretary.geraniumsocietybne@gmail.com

Phone                 Secretary ph Des 0414781480

Nambour orchid Society

DATE               6th 7th September 2024

Venue               Uniting Church Coronation ave Nambour

 Ipswich Show Gardenfest 2024

DATE               Saturday  7th  September 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 8.30 – 4pm, Sun 8.30 – 3pm

PLACE             Cnr Warwick & Salisbury Rds, IPSWICH Q 4305

Mail                  PO Box 812, BOOVAL Q 4304

Entries              Joanne Hadnutt https://showday-online.com/how-to-place-entries/

FEATURES       Focused on gardens and plant lovers of all types with "birds and bees" the theme. Plant sales,  garden equipment, ornaments, bees, insect houses, chickens and more. Great guest speakers, plant creche, food stalls,

CONTACT        Ph – 07 3281 1577    https://ipswichshow.com.au Joanne Hadnutt

Flyer                 Ipswich Show 2024

Horticultural Expo Laidley Garden Club

DATE               6th 7th September 2024

OPEN TIMES    Friday 8am- 4pm Saturday 8am 3pm

PLACE             Laidley Cultural Centre Laidley Plainland Rd

COST               gold coin donation

FEATURES       30-40 stall holders of horticultural and agricultural products. Food and drink vans onsite

CONTACT          Cec 0457453575 or Cec 07 5465 6910

Flyer                  Laidley Spring Festival

Blackbutt Spring Garden plus Avocado Festival

DATE               6th 7th September 2024

OPEN TIMES    Saturday 10th 7am-4pm

PLACE              Blackbutt Gardens and surrounds

COST               Visit locations

FEATURES       2hrs from Brisbane

CONTACT         Trish Litjens on 0458 323 872 or (Jeff Connor 0448 946 702).

Flyer                 Blackbutt Gardens Frenzy

Brochure           Blackbuttbb Garden Competition

Bromeliad Society of Toowoomba SPRING SHOW

DATE               Sat 21st to Mon 23rd September 2024

OPEN TIMES   Sat Sun 8 am to 4 pm, Monday 8am 2pm

PLACE             Sacred Heart School Hall Tor and North Street Toowoomba

COST               EFPOS Available

FEATURES       Cultivation show 10:30 and 1:30pm, Free Information available from experienced growers.

CONTACT         www.bromeliadstoowoo   call Robert and Sue 0412 263 332

Flyer                  Broms Spring Show Toowoomba

Wondai Garden Expo 2024

DATE                Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2024

OPEN TIMES    Saturday 8am to 4.30pm, Sunday 8am to 1pm

PLACE             Wondai Sportsground, Bunya Highway, Wondai

COST               $5, for one day $8 two day pass; kids under 15yrs free 

FEATURES       Quality plants, allied nursery products, home decorator items

CONTACT         Helen 4168 9297; Jodie Biltoft 0413 115 495 info@wondaigardenexpo.com

Flyer                  Wondai Garden Expo 2024

Gold Coast Rose Society Show

DATE               Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2024

OPEN TIMES 11 am til 4:30pm & 9am to 3pm

PLACE            Robina Community Centre 146 Robina Town Centre Drive Robina.

COST              Tickets $5 at the door

FEATURES     Spring Rose Show, Stalls and major wheelbarrow raffle prize

                        Café will be serving refreshments & raffle prizes to be won

CONTACT       Chloe Weekes 0438 213 460 or goldcoastrosesociety@gmail.com

WEBSITE;       Gold Coast Spring Show 2024

Tamborine Spring on the Mountain Open Gardens Trail

DATE              Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September

OPEN TIMES 10 am close 4pm 

PLACE            Robina Community Centre 146 Robina Town Centre Drive Robina.

CTwinOST              Tickets online. Prepaid tickets are $20 for all six gardens or $5 cash at each garden. credit cards accepted

FEATURES     We have six beautiful gardens, 

CONTACT       Jennilyn Mann <springtimegardenfestival@gmail.com>; or Gill Violett 0409 775 657

                         if you are planning a bus tour, please keep in contact with me so we can get an idea of visitor numbers and

                          movement. The mountain roads are best suited to buses 32-seater or less.

Website           www.tamborinemountaingardneclub.org.au

Flyer               brochure with gardens details will be available closer to the event.

Spring Show Pine Rivers Orchid Society

DATE               Saturday 21 and 22 September 2024

PLACE             Kallangur State School, Gympie Road, Kallangur

 Spring Show Toowomba Orchid Society

DATE                Saturday 21 and 22 September 2024

OPEN TIMES    Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 8.30am - 4pm,  3pm Monday

PLACE             St Paul's Church Hall, Phillip St Toowoomba

COST               $4

FEATURES       Orchid Show, plant sales, expert advice, membership information, craft stalls, nursery supplies

CONTACT         Cec 0457 453 575   Eddie Otto 0439 953 629

EMAIL               toowoomba.orchid.society@gmail.com <toowoomba.orchid.society@gmail.com>

Flyer                 Spring Show Orchids Toowoomba

Bromeliad Society of Queensland’s 2024 SPRING SHOW

DATE                21st 22nd September 2024

OPEN TIMES    Saturday 8 am to 4 pm, Sunday 8am to 1pm

PLACE              Genesis Christian College Sport Hall, Youngs Crossing Rd, Bray Park

COST               $4, FREE entry will be given to any group of 10 or more people from a Garden Club

FEATURES       Quality plants, Free Information available from experienced growers.

CONTACT           secretary@bromsqueensland.com.au   Pam Butler 0423 173 859   www.bromsqueensland.com.au  

Facebook:       facebook.com/BromeliadSocietyOfQueensland/

Flyer                  BromsQld Show PDF Spring Show 2024

Orchid Species Society

DATE                Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September 2024

OPEN TIMES   8:30am to 3 pm then 9:00am to 2:00 pm

PLACE             Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha, Toowong, Brisbane

COST              $4 admission children under 12 free

FEATURES      Plant Sales Cards, Craft, Gifts Orchid Supplies Orchids.Species orchid display,

                          some rare and near extinction; orchid supplies and accessories;

                          cultural advice; plant sales; charity stall; raffles; refreshments

CONTACT        Rob McAllister, Show Secretary showsecretaryt@orchidspecies.org.au

                         Lyn Groffen  mobile 0403957225

Flyer                 Spring Orchid Show 2024

OCTOBER  

Spring Orchid & Foliage Show by Bribie Island Orchid Society Inc

DATE              4th and 5th October 2024

OPEN TIMES   9am to 4pm

PLACE             The Orchid House, Indoor Bowls Hall and adjoining parkland, 156A First Ave, Bribie Island

PLACE             Entrance 3 -- 156A First Avenue, Bongaree, Bribie Island Q4057r

FEATURE       Windamer Orchids Steve Flood Tropicals Pacific Beach Orchid

                        Fong Ping Orchids, Orchidaceous Supplies, Plant sales ++  

FEATURES       wheelchair friendly access, unlimited car parking

Web details        www.bribieislandorchidsociety.com

Gardening on the Edge - Spring Fair

DATE               Saturday 5th October

OPEN TIMES    9am to 4pm

PLACE             Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny-Stanley River Road, Maleny + private gardens

                         Maleny Showgrounds 13 Maleny Stanley River Road, Maleny

CLUB               Maleny Garden Club Inc.

COST               Entry Garden Market $2 each garden $5 per garden by 3 gardens children 16 and under free

FEATURES       Country gardens all different and unique;

                         Garden Market ($2), plant & produce stalls (talk to experts), homemade refreshments

                         Spring Fair showcasing all things gardening
                         Plant & Produce Stall - Independent Nurseries - Talk to the Experts

CONTACT         www.malenygardenclub.org          or  gardeningontheedge@hotmail.com

Flyer                 Gardening on the Edge in Maleny 

Spring Show Redlands Orchid Society

DATE               12th October 2024

PLACE             Birkdale Sporting Complex Bailey Road Birkdale 

Marburg Garden and Outdoor Expo

DATE               12th October 2024

OPEN TIMES   Sat 8:0 am to 3 pm 

PLACE             Marburg Showgrounds 44-55 Queen St Marburg

COST               $2 children under 12 free

FEATURES      Everything you need for your garden and outdoor living space

                         Including plant stalls, guest speakers and live demonstrations

                         free parking and dog friendly

WEB                www.facebook.com/MarburgGardenandOutdoorExpo

Flyer                 Marburg Garden and Outdoor Expo 

Qld Rose Society

DATE               4thOctober

OPEN TIMES   11 am to 4 pm

PLACE            Brisbane Botanic Gardens , Mt Coot-tha, Auditorium

COST              Raffles and plants

FEATURES      Spring i Rose Show

CONTACT         http://www.qld.rose.org.au/

Stanthorpe Garden-fest and Trade Fair

DATE              Friday  11th  Saturday 12th October 2024

OPEN TIMES 9 am close 4pm

PLACE            Exhibition Centre, Showgrounds, 8 High Street Stanthorpe

COST              Free

FEATURES      Garden and Home Decor Plant Sales Landscaping Craft sales

CONTACT        Organiser 0449 003 325

Flyer               Stanthorpe GARDENFEST 2024

QRS Darling Downs Rose Show

DATE              12th October 2024 to be confirmed

OPEN TIMES 11:30am close 5pm then 9am to 3pm

PLACE            The Rose Cottage Newtown Park, Holberton st, Toowoomba

COST              Gold Coin

FEATURES      Spring Rose Show

CONTACT         Veronica Firth 046 155 539

Flyer                 Rose Cottage

African Violet & Gesneriad Annual Show and Plant Sale

DATE               19th October 2024

OPEN TIMES    Sat 9 am – 3pm

PLACE             Auditorium Brisbane Botanical Gardens Mt Coot-tha

COST               Adults $4, children free

FEATURES       Largest display and sale of African violets and their related Gesneriads in Qld;

                          advice on growing, potting supplies, leaves and plants of all sizes for sale;

                          refreshments available; crafts for sale

CONTACT         africanvioletsocietyqld@gmail.com

                        www.africanvioletsocietyqld.happyo.com or

                        Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AfricanVioletSocietyOfQld/

Brochure         African Violets

Australian Orchid Council Orchid Show

DATE            24th World Orchid Conference - September 2024, Tainan, Tiawan

PLACE             Logan Metro Sports and Event Centre 357 Browns Plains Road Crestmead

COST               Daily admission $10 bus group can negotiate price

FEATURES       Orchid and Foliage show Growing accessories Advice Photography

                          Raffles and food and advice.  Orchids for sale.  24 stalls/vendors

CONTACT         enquiries  0439 397 338 or inof@aocc2021.org or https://aocc2022.org

Flyer                Australian Orchid Show at Logan

Orchid Species Society Show

DATE               28 September 2024 – 29 September 2024 – Annual Show

OPEN TIMES   Sat 8:300 am to 4 pm Sun ( 9 am to 3:30 pm

PLACE             Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Toowong

COST               $4  children under 12 free

FEATURES      Display of species orchids from Australia and other parts of the world,

                         some rare and near extinction

CONTACT        email   agroffen4@bigpond.com <agroffen4@bigpond.com>

                         Lyn Groffen 0403 957 225

Flyer                 Orchid Species Show

Buderim Garden Club Festival

Date                From Friday 18 to Sunday20 October 2024

Time                Friday 4-7 pm Saturday 8am to  4pm Sunday 8 am to 3pm

Place               Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main and Church Streets, and 6 Open Gardens around Buderim.

Features.    A major feature of the festival is the competitive Spring Flower & Photographic

                    Shows including cut flowers, floral arrangements, potted plants,

                    foliage, hanging baskets, bonsai plants and garden photography.

Costs          Ticket can be purchased online at (Price $20 weekend ticket to Hall & Open Gardens, discount to $15 for group bookings 10 or people)

                    www.buderimgardenclub.com/festival (Ticket sales normally start in August)

Contact        BGC president@buderimgardenclub.com  phone 0477611819 John Lyon president

Flyer             Buderim Garden Club Festival

NOVEMBER 

Nambour Orchid Species Show 2024

DATE                9th November 2024

PLACE             Buderim Uniting Church Gloucester Road Buderim

Brisbane Orchid Show 2024

DATE                16th November 2024

PLACE             Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road Belmont.

Robina Art Gallery 2024

DATE                26th November to 9th December 2024

OPEN TIMES   9 am to 6 pm, 

PLACE             Robina Community Centre 196 Robina Town Centre drive Robina QLD

COST               FREE entry

FEATURES      Plants and gardens - including paintings, drawings, porcelain and jewellery by local artists.

EXHIBITION TITLE: "Perceptions of Nature: Colours, Patterns and textures of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens"

CONTACT         cathryn.coutts@gmail.com

Flyer                  Robina Art Show

Is this event to be repeated in 2024.   Please update information

ICS Tropical Foliage Fair

DATE               Saturday, 25th November 2023

OPEN TIMES   8 am to 3 pm then 9 to 2 pm

PLACE             1485 Old Cleveland Road Belmont.

COST              $4 admission plus food stalls

FEATURES     Many Varieties of Sub Tropical Foliage,  Cordylines,

                        Broms, Heliconia's, Gingers, Orchids., Garden Equipment., Monster Raffle, 

Contact          mob 0402933544    intcordsocsec@gmail.com   Sue Topp ICS Secretary.

Flyer                Tropical Foliage festival 

NEAR THE END OF THE YEAR

Floral Art Society of Caboolture Inc

DATE               Unknown

OPEN TIMES    9am-12pm

PLACE             The Caboolture bridge club, 10 short street, Caboolture 4510

COST              $5

FEATURES       lucky door prize,  rolling raffle, games, prizes morning tea included

CONTACT        President – Veronica Loft – 0431 451 776 , Email – fasc@internode.on.net

Flyer                  Morning Tea F.A.S.C.

West Brisbane Orchid Society

DATE              Unknown

OPEN TIMES   Sat 8:30 am to 3;30 pm Sun 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

PLACE             Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Toowong

COST             $4  children under 16 free

FEATURES      Native and exotic species and hybrid orchids. Display of orchids from Australia and other parts of the world,

                         some rare and near extinction. 

CONTACT        email wbossec@yahoo.com.au  or oldkidds@ecn.net.au

                         Ian Kidd 0418 873 725                         

Flyer                 WBOS Orchid Species Show 2022

 

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