Calendar 2017-02-10T11:39:25+00:00
World Environment Day Festival, Cotton Tree @ Maroochydore Rotary Park
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
World Environment Day Festival, Cotton Tree @ Maroochydore Rotary Park

Join me for fun, free family planting activities along with a host of environmentally friendly things to do on the program all day. This annual event is packed with music, hands on activities, great local food and much more – all beach side!

Please bookmark this page. Visit again soon for more details closer to the date.

Gardening on the Edge @ Maleny Showgrounds
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm
Gardening on the Edge @ Maleny Showgrounds

The Maleny Garden Club Inc. presents Gardening On The Edge 2017 on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017 at the Maleny Showgrounds from 9 am – 4 pm. Six country gardens open to the public – each quite different and unique. Come and spend a soothing day on the range and be inspired by delightful gardens. Experience the unique country charm of Maleny’s Maple Street shops and cafes.  Also visit the Maleny Markets (Sunday  only) at the RSL, Bunya Street, Maleny.

Gardening on the Edge is a Garden Trail and Garden Market providing an opportunity for locals and visitors to the area to see a number of beautiful gardens at the one time and to attend the Garden Market at the Maleny Showgrounds (13 Maleny-Stanley River Road, Maleny).  Something for the serious gardener and those just interested in the beauty of nature.

Tickets are available at Maleny Showgrounds (and at the gardens).

Garden Market (free entry): Come and browse Plant Stalls (talk to the Experts), see the Camellia flower display, enjoy teas and lunches  plus the Garden Club’s produce stall. I’ll be having a stall both days with gardening guides available and I’d love to answer your gardening questions.

The 2017 event will be a garden trail of country gardens open to the public and a garden market with specialist plant and produce stalls, camellia flower display, homemade refreshments and daily raffle prizes at Maleny Showgrounds.

Please bookmark this page. Visit again soon for more details closer to the date.

Winter Garden School – Leafmore Garden Society @ City Golf Club - President's Room, Toowoomba
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – Jun 15 @ 3:45 pm

This is the Leafmore Garden Society’s ninth biennial Winter Garden School. Held in the President’s Room at The City Golf Club, the 2 day Garden School features seven high profile speakers and a dinner on the Wednesday night. Choose whether you attend both days, one day only or the dinner only. The day is filled with speakers, provided lunch and morning tea, indoor stalls and multi draw raffles.

Participants come from SE and Western QLD, Northern NSW and some from interstate to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, exchange ideas and views and to hear well known and respected presenters. It is often their break from the problems of life.

Come along and join us for an entertaining and packed agenda of talks, networking and prizes. I’ll be sharing practical how-to tips in my talk and will have a range of gardening guides available for purchase over the two days.

Leafmore Winter Garden School 2017 Program

Speakers and Topics:

Wednesday, 14 June

  • Barbara Wickes – ‘Salvias’
  • Anne Gibson, The Micro Gardener – ‘Nutrient Dense Food Gardens in Small Spaces’
  • Brian Sams – ‘Propagation’
  • Debby Birach-Mayer – ‘Floral Art’

Thursday, 15 June

  • Sophie Thomson – ‘Saving the World with Gardening’
  • Leo O’Reilly – ‘Native Fish & Aquatic Plants’
  • Tim Rival – ‘Topiary’
  • Brian Sams – ‘Fertilisers’
  • Sophie Thomson – ‘More Trees Please’

The Garden School fulfils the Leafmore Garden Society’s aims to further a knowledge of horticulture and foster a love of gardening, as well as enabling the Society to raise money to donate to various charities. This year, Leafmore Garden Society have chosen Kidney Support Network and Understand Alzheimer’s Educate Australia.

Cost to Attend:

2 Day Seminar and Dinner – $189 (Early bird $184 if paid by Friday 5 May)

2 Day Seminar only – $154 (Early bird $149 if paid by Friday 5 May)

1 Day Only – $90

Dinner Only with Guest Speaker Sophie Thomson – $40

Download Guest Speakers Brochure

Download Winter Garden School Program

Download Registration Form

QLD Garden Expo, Nambour @ Nambour Showgrounds
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm
QLD Garden Expo, Nambour @ Nambour Showgrounds

If you need some gardening advice, information or ideas then the Queensland Garden Expo is the place to go. This event is a ‘must see’ for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. There is a full program of free lectures and demonstrations on eight “live” stages every day covering a vast array of gardening topics.

This three day expo is Queensland’s premier gardening event attracting 35,000 + 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 over 360 exhibitors.

This is the seventh year I’ve been involved and I’m looking forward to speaking in the Giant Kitchen Garden again this year. On Saturday, I’ll be speaking on “How to Grow Healthy Crops in Pots” and on Sunday, “Seasonal Gardening: What to Plant and When“, a very popular topic!

The ‘Giant Kitchen Garden’ features a totally organic food court with a fully planted sustainable garden constructed onsite. Get free help with gardening problems and plant identification from the onsite Plant Clinic.


Visit the QLD Garden Expo website for full details and a speaker program closer to the date.