Impressively known as Queensland's largest garden expo, this popular 3 day event held on the 5th, 6th and 7th July 2013 at the Sunshine coast attracts people of all ages including professional gardening experts and amateurs, families and those with an interest in gardening, fresh produce, plant life and sustainable living.
Located at the Nambour Showgrounds on the Sunshine Coast, this is no small gardening expo attracting more than 30,000 visitors, 360 exhibitors and approximately 60 nurseries in 2012 alone.
The expo features:
Free Gardening Lectures and Demonstrations "All the gardening information you need" Each day you can attend free live lectures and demonstrations across eight stages.
Landscape Garden Displays "Landscaping ideas and presentations"
Get advice from expert landscape gardeners on how to transform your garden into a work of art in your own backyard.
Gardeners and Gourmets Tips from the garden for the kitchen Learn how to turn your home grown garden produce into delectable gourmet meals.
Cactus come in a variety of species, are easy to maintain and their unusual appearance enhances any garden bed.
Plant Clinic Tips for getting your garden going A plant clinic is provided where experts from the Queensland Nursery and Garden Industry will help you with any gardening or plant identification concern you have. Meet some of your favourite gardeners and writers including: Colin Campbell
Annette McFarlane Clair Levander Phil Dudman
• Brian Sams
• Noel Burdette
Giant Kitchen Garden Ideas for your kitchen
Sustainable gardening, permaculture, organic food court, lectures, demonstrations, workshops and organic food experts.
Living Backyard Bring your garden to life
Brought to you by the Sunshine Coast Council Environmental Operations department. Learn how to build a biodiverse environment in your own back yard. Interactive displays and information on specialised areas like creating animal habitat, bush tucker and native bees.
Floral Art Display Professional Displays
On show is a large array of professional floral arrangements designed by several garden societies and clubs. These displays are competition entries from the Annual Floral Design Competition and is organised by our own Nambour Floral Art Group. (Information will soon be available on their website if you would like to enter the Floral Design Competition for 2013).
Gardening is one of our culture's most popular recreational activity for persons of all ages and sustainable living is fast becoming common practice for people who want a healthier, natural standard of living while saving some dollars.
The Queensland Garden Expo is open Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July, 8am to 5pm, Sunday 7th July 8am to 4pm. There are one and three day passes available for adults (prices to be confirmed on their website). Discounts for aged concession card holders and groups of 10 or more are available. Children under 15 years of age are free.
The website has detailed travel information for visitors, whether you're planning to come by train, bus or car. A free shuttle bus is provided for visitors travelling from Nambour Train Station to the showgrounds. Parking is available at the Nambour Showgrounds for a mere $7 per day and all money from this goes to the local clubs. Free street parking is also available.
For all exhibitor enquiries, contact the expo through their online form. Exhibitor applications can be made online and site bookings for their 2013 expo will be open from the middle of November.
All visitor enquiries can be made by phoning 07 5441 4655 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.