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National Palm and Cycad Show and Sale 2018

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Natives, exotics, rarities, shade & sun loving plants

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in the garden as the harsh heat of summer is long gone and it's still mild enough for plants to flourish.

If you are looking to revive your front or back garden this autumn, make sure to head to this year's National Palm and Cycad Sale and Show in the wonderful location of Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens Auditorium.

Proudly presented by Palm and Cycad Society of Australia and taking place on the weekend of 10th and 11th March, the Palm and Cycad Sale and Show offers Brisbane's keen gardeners the largest range of native and exotic palms and cycads on show and sale in Australia!

There's are literally hundreds of plant varieties to purchase at affordable prices, including dwarf to giants, fan palms, sun lovers, shade lovers and drought hardy plants, as well as palms and cycads not commonly grown in SE Queensland!

Whether you are after just a few plants to liven up your garden or are in the midst of creating a brand new garden, the Palm and Cycad Sale and Show is sure to inspire. Plus several experts will be on hand to offer practical advice and help you select the best palms and cycad species for your garden.

Complementing the impressive plant display is a selection of educational displays and a pop-up bookstore, where you'll find specialist society books, magazines and posters at drastically discounted prices.

The doors are open from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday.

General admission is just $3 or $2 for concession holders. On entry, guests will receive an informative handout detailing the variety of native and exotic palms and cycads and what to look out for (and purchase).

All members are welcome to bring plants to sell; if you would like to see how you can obtain membership, please see here.

For more information on this event and a sneak peek at what's on offer, please visit

Free parking is available at the venue.

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When: 10-11 March 2018
Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha
Cost: $3 entry, $2 concession
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