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Queensland Garden Expo 2019

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Are you ready for a weekend of all things green?
Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Queensland Garden Expo is celebrating 35 years in 2019


Queensland's three day top-shelf gardening event is about to hit our 'beds' again in 2019. The Queensland Garden Expo 2019 is an absolute 'must see and do' for those with green thumbs, as well as for those (like me) who are still a bit on the green side with regards gardening protocol.

The premier Queensland Garden Expo is celebrating its 35th year in 2019 and attracts avid gardeners like bees to honey, boasting more than 40,000 Australian and New Zealand visitors every year.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Bookmark a three-day weekend of all things 'green'


Expo Dates and Times

Friday 12 July | 8am to 5pm
Saturday 13 July | 8am to 5pm
Sunday 14 July | 8am to 4pm

Cost

Tickets can be purchased online here, but will also be available at the entry gate.

Adult Entry $20
Aged Concession $18*
Concession* will be given to Pensioner Concession Card, Queensland Senior Card, Disability Card and Queensland Carer Card holders only
Children 15 years and under FREE
Groups of 10 or more $18
3 Day Pass $45
2 Day Weekend Pass $30

So, what's on and what's happening?

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
FREE talks, lectures and demos every day


Free Lectures and Demos

With more than one hundred free talks, lectures and demonstrations on eight different 'live' stages every day, the Queensland Garden Expo is the place to go for gardening advice, information and ideas. See the full 2019 Queensland Garden Expo programme here, to ensure you can plan your weekend in advance and not miss out on any exciting events or celebrities.

Free Plant Clinic

Having problems with grubs getting into your lawn at home? I know we have had our fair share of them ... or, perhaps you're wondering why your vegetables aren't flourishing? A dedicated team of gardening experts will be on hand at the free Plant Clinic to help visitors with gardening problems, gardening advice and to answer your garden-related questions.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Plants, plants and more plants!


Plants Galore!

Fifty-five nurseries have already booked their sites for the 2019 Queensland Garden Expo and will showcase the biggest range of plants one is likely to see in Queensland in any one location. All nursery owners are experts in their field and will be thrilled to share their inside knowledge with you on how to take care of your plants once you get them home.

The bulk of the nurseries will be in the undercover pavilions, with a few spread out on the oval. Be sure to stop by at any one of these nurseries for recommendations on what would suit your garden at home.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Inspirational ideas are to be found at Landscape Garden Displays


Landscape Garden Displays

Looking for some great ideas on what to do at home in the garden? Then the Garden Expo Landscape designs are always full of inspirational ideas for avid gardeners to take home to incorporate into home garden designs. The expert landscapers are also on hand every day of the Queensland Garden Expo with advice to help gardeners create their very own garden paradise.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
A series of small display gardens


Reflection Gardens

The Reflection Gardens at the Queensland Garden Expo are a series of small display gardens, reflecting current trends and inspiring great ideas to incorporate into home gardens. The theme for 2018 was 'A Splash of Purple' - landscapers demonstrated various ways to add colour to outside spaces.

All entrants of the Reflection Gardens are exhibitors at the Expo and will be available to chat about their designs and plant choices. The gardens are all independently judged by a panel of experts and visitors also have the opportunity to cast a vote in the People's Choice Award.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Learn about sustainable gardening at the Giant Organic Kitchen Garden


Giant Organic Kitchen Garden

We are all always on the look-out to make a difference to the environment in our own backyards and this is where the Giant Organic Kitchen Garden kicks in. Incorporating a fully-planted sustainable garden constructed on site, the Giant Organic Kitchen Garden is always a hive of activity. Visitors will find an array of permaculture and organic gardening experts on hand to answer questions.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Find out who's who with local garden clubs and societies


Garden Clubs and Societies

Numerous garden societies and clubs will be showcasing their group's activities with fabulous displays at the Garden Clubs Marquee on the oval. All the Garden Clubs and Societies will have representatives available on site to answer questions about their groups' activities. Keen to join a club with other enthusiastic gardeners? Then this is the place to go!

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Learn how to attract the birds and the bees to your backyard


Living Backyard

Would you like to attract wildlife to your backyard? The Living Backyard at the Queensland Garden Expo will be on hand to provide all necessary information to create a bio-diverse environment in your own backyard. Whether you are keen to attract frogs, birds, butterflies, bees or any other wildlife, the Living Backyard is the place to go to get invaluable tips.

What else can visitors learn at the Living Backyard

Experts will advise on conserving and enhancing native flora and fauna in local communities
Learn how to get involved in the Sunshine Coast Council's environment and sustainability projects and programmes
See stunning displays as well as a full-size native garden with water feature
Buy local native plants for your own garden
Learn a wealth of information regarding backyard nature conservation from the variety of exhibitors who will be on hand

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Learn how to go from 'garden' to 'plate'


The Cook's Garden Stage

In many cultures gardening and cooking and the social interaction of sharing these pastimes with friends and family, is an important part of day-to-day living.

This is the perfect scenario for garden to plate - gardeners who are keen on growing their own produce and then turning it into a delicious gourmet meal, need to head to the Cook's Garden Stage. There will be heaps of information about using plant-based remedies for common ailments, organic gardening and so much more.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Have your empty coffee cup replenished with potting mix and a small plant to take home


Coffee Cup Refill Station

What a fabulous idea! Buy yourself a coffee at the Queensland Garden Expo; once done, take your empty take-away cup to the Coffee Cup Refill Station to have it replenished with potting mix and a small plant to take home. This fantastic project is with thanks to Rocky Point and Zoom Garden.

Opening Hours for the Coffee Cup Refill Station on the Oval

Friday 11am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 10am to 3pm

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Floral Design Display and Competition


Floral Design Display and Competition

Organised by the Nambour Floral Art Group, the Annual Floral Design Competition and Display attracts fantastic entries every year. If you are keen on being a part of this fabulous competition, download the 2019 Floral Design Schedule here and the 2019 Floral Design Entry Form here. If you're not quite a budding florist yet, the floral displays are sure to provide all the inspiration and colour for future creativity.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Check out all the amazing creations on display from the Quirky Containers Garden Competition


Quirky Containers Garden Competition

Time to get creative and allow those imaginations to run wild! The Quirky Containers Garden Competition is perfect for super creative gardeners who love to think 'outside the box'. Unfortunately, the entries have now closed for this competition, but visitors to the Queensland Garden Expo can see all the amazing creations on display to the left of the Reflection Gardens.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Plenty happening for the children in the family too


Just for Kids

The Queensland Garden Expo is for the WHOLE family and that includes the littlies. There are plenty of activities for the smallest budding gardeners in the household with kids craft, seed planting plus a FREE kids' playground, boasting a giant slide, jumping pillow and merry-go-round.

Don't forget all children aged fifteen and under have FREE entry.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
An exciting winter weekend lined up


Such an exciting winter weekend line-up has been organised at the Queensland Garden Expo 2019. For all other visitor information, please click the relevant links below:

Plant Cloak Room, like 'child-care', but for plants
Accommodation deals, including some exclusive offers for Expo visitors - why not make a whole weekend of it?

Entry tickets to the Queensland Garden Expo can be purchased online here.

Queensland Garden Expo 2019, three day, premier, 35th year, bees to honey, July, free lectures and demos, gardening advice, free plant clinic, plants galore, 55 nurseries, landscape garden displays, Reflection Gardens, Giant Organic Kitchen Garden, Garden Clubs and Societies, Living Backyard, attract wildlife to your garden, Cook's Garden Stage, Coffee Cup Refill Station, Floral Design Display and Competition, Quirky Containers Garden Competition, Just for Kids, three day weekend
Visit ... and stay and play!


Visit the Queensland Garden Expo and stay and play, exploring the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast region - return home feeling totally revitalised, relaxed and inspired!

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Why? For a fabulous winter weekend of all things 'green'
When: Friday 12 July to Sunday 14 July
Phone: (07) 5441-4655
Where: Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Ave, Nambour, QLD, 4560
Cost: From $18 | please see article for ticket prices
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Definitely on our to-do list. Wonderful opportunity to have so many experts in one place
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