We're so happy to see the QLD Garden Expo back in action this year and returning to its home at the Nambour Showgrounds. Running from July 9 to July 11, this year's event will showcase a huge range of speakers, classes, workshops, local producers and new products along with the traditional kids events, floral design competition and giant kitchen garden.
The Sunshine Coast Branch of the Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland Limited held the inaugural Expo 36 years ago, with the aim of providing the general public with expert advice and information on a range of gardening subjects in an enjoyable and accessible format.
This first event, in 1985, was a one day event with 30 exhibitors, 300 visitors, 5 workshops and a Plant Clinic. Guided by a dedicated group of volunteers the event quickly grew over the ensuing years to become the 3 day event it is today.
Gardening is always rated in the top 3 or 4 most favoured recreational activities and the fact that the Expo continues to grow in size and visitor numbers indicates that it is still as relevant now as it was 36 years ago.
Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2021 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. Held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour, from 9th to 11th July, this three day expo is Queensland’s premier gardening event attracting 40,000 + visitors from all over Australia and New Zealand. Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts take part in three days of lectures, demonstrations and workshops.
See plants, plants and more plants with over 55 nurseries represented and more than 360 exhibitors. There is a full program of free lectures and demonstrations on eight “live” stages every day covering a vast array of gardening topics. Head to the The Cook’s Garden stage for some great tips on growing your own produce and turning it into delicious gourmet meals. The ‘Giant Kitchen Garden’ features a fully planted sustainable garden constructed onsite, be sure to head there to learn how to start your own veggie patch. Get free help with gardening problems and plant identification from the onsite Plant Clinic and be inspired by the fantastic arrangements in the Floral Design Competitions.
Come spend the weekend visiting the Queensland Garden Expo and exploring our naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast region – return home relaxed and inspired!
Location: Coronation Avenue, Nambour
Operates: NEW DATES: Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July 2021. Gates open 8am daily.