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Get some gardening tips from the experts
Queensland's premier gardening event, the Queensland Garden Expo returns to Nambour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast for a massive three-day expo filled with all things gardening from 19- 21 September 2020. (The event was previously scheduled for July 2020 but re-scheduled due to COVID 19.

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Make your way to the expansive Nambour Showgrounds at Coronation Avenue, Nambour and take part in free lectures and demonstrations on eight "live" stages every jam-packed days covering a vast array of gardening topics.

The Queensland Garden Expo started as a grassroots event in 1984 with just 300 visitors. It has continued to grow as has the fascination with gardening and now attracts over 40,000 green thumbs and novice gardeners from across Queensland and interstate, displaying over 360 exhibits including 55 nurseries.

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Catch some of the countries most knowledgeable and passionate gardeners including celebrity gardeners Sophie Thompson and Jerry Coleby-Williams (From the ABCs' Logie Award-winning Gardening Australia), Paul West (from River Cottage Australia) and author of the Edible Garden as well as colourful characters such as Professor Fruit Fly.

There is a full program for creating gardens, cooking and eating in gardens, expert tips for tending gardens and talking about gardens. Permaculture and organic gardening experts will also be there.

You are sure to find something for everyone with:
Over 100 free talks and presentation
Free Plant clinics to help with problems
Kitchen Garden
Reflection Gardens
Landscape Garden Displays
Coffee Cup Refill
Quirky containers competition
Floral Design Display

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Expo opening times are:

Saturday 19th September 2020 8am to 5pm
Sunday 20th September 2020 8am to 5pm
Monday 21st September 2020 8am to 4pm

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Adult Entry: $20
Aged Concession: $18*
Children 15 yrs and under: Free
Groups of 10 or more: $18
3 Day Pass: $45
2 Day Weekend Pass: $30

Please note that concession will be given to Pensioner Concession Card, Queensland Senior Card, Disability Card and Queensland Carer Cardholders only. Tickets already purchased prior to the re-schedule will be honoured.



Gardening has been found to offer many health benefits such as - a sense of accomplishment and fulfilment;
- Good for Heart Health.
- Reducing stress
-Better sleep
- Improved Hand Strength.
- Increased financial well being from growing fruit and vegetables

Nambour is located 30 m above sea-level and 104 km north of Brisbane via the M1.

So, whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned professional be sure to get along to this year's Queensland Gardening Expo and experience the joy of growing.
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Where: Nambour Showgrounds
Cost: Adult Entry: $20 Aged Concession: $18 Children 15 yrs and under: Free Groups of 10 or more: $18 3 Day Pass: $45 2 Day Weekend Pass: $30
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