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Brisbane International Garden Show

Time: October 8, 2015 at 9am to October 11, 2015 at 5pm
Location: Pine Rivers Park
Street: Gympie Rd
City/Town: Strathpine
Website or Map: http://www.brisbanegardenshow…
Phone: Phone: 07 5441 4655 Fax: 07 5441 4677 Email:
Event Type: garden show
Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2015

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Brisbane International Garden Show

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new gardening event for Queensland.Brisbane International Garden Show will be held over 4 days at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine on 8-9-10-11 October 2015.

 This event will showcase the unique Queensland gardening style and will bring together landscape gardening displays for both large and small gardens, gardening experts delivering talks and workshops and of course dozens of nurseries and gardening products displaying all the best of spring gardening plants and features.

Brisbane International Garden Show will be organised by the same team that organise the very successful and long running Queensland Garden Expo at Nambour in July.

Join the best in the business as they share their wealth of knowledge. Jim Fogarty, Jerry Coleby-Williams, Dale Vine, Phil Dudman, Claire Bickle and Noel Burdette are just a few of the garden gurus who will be with us this year.
Talks and demonstrations on a huge range of gardening topics from leading specialists and speakers.

80 lectures, demonstrations and workshops on offer Plant Clinic and daily Q & A Panel sessions. 


Free shuttle bus from 9:00am daily to pick up and drop off visitors at the Strathpine Station. This bus will collect passengers on a continuous loop from the station, look out for the signs "Brisbane Garden Show Pick up / Drop Off".

Adult Entry: $20
Aged Concession: $18
2 Day Pass: $35
3 Day Pass: $45
Children 15 and under: FREE
Groups of 10 or more: $18 ea 


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Comment by Lissa on October 11, 2015 at 6:20

Hopefully they will do it next year bigger and better. It's pretty cool to have something like this so close to home.

Comment by GayleD on October 10, 2015 at 19:52

I went yesterday which was very quiet - good for me, maybe not so for traders.  It would have been good to see more variety in the plants (and more food plants) but it's only their first time and maybe next year will be bigger and better - assuming they try again.   

There were 2 herb places. I replaced my greek basil at the second one. which seemed much better value. I like the greek basil but it always goes to seed on me.  They said I should put it in a pot rather than my clay soil.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 10, 2015 at 14:10

The Mudbrick people really do know how to charge! I wanted the perennial Leek and the $8 per 1 tiny stem was a bit gulp-making. It's proven to be a tough hombre and I'd even give some plants away to anyone who wants one. They are slow growers but the results are good eating.

Comment by Lissa on October 10, 2015 at 12:15

Made the decision to go this morning. Parking was well organised and $5 a pop. The bus is free (see listing for info).

Quite a few stands but not many of them of real interest to myself ie food plants. Lots of broms and native plants for sale. I did sit in on a very interesting talk about herbs by Sandra Nanka from Mudbrick Cottage Herbs and left fired up to buy some she was talking about...until I saw the prices. Call me old fashioned but $4.50 and $5.50 per small tube is a bit exie. I'll pick them up for much cheaper at the Caboolture Mkts.

An icecream in a small tub cost me $6.50. It was a top quality Mammio product, but still.

There were chicken runs, rainwater tanks, some ordinary looking wicking beds and hanging beds, sculptures (wanted those! don't have a spare $1000), some interesting pots, lots of decorative plants all high quality and expensively priced, animal nursery for the kids, talks if you can be at the right tent at the right time, coffee stalls, food stalls (nothing gluten free that I could find - maybe the roast spuds), some created garden displays (decorative).

All up about what I expected but disappointed it wasn't more about food plants. Never mind. Depends what you are looking for as a day out. Think I'll go to the markets tomorrow to satisfy my urge for quality cheap plants.

Comment by Lissa on October 9, 2015 at 5:55

If/when anyone goes can they please give some feedback? I intend going one day this weekend.

Comment by Florence on September 25, 2015 at 7:51

There is shuttle bus from strathpine station, consider catching the trains.. will be one and a half hours on the train though

Comment by Lissa on October 11, 2014 at 7:32

It's in the big park along the flats near Bald Hills.

Still a year away - I'm sure they'll sort out options for parking/transport by then.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 11, 2014 at 7:01

Wherever it may be. Parking? Gympie Road! Shuttle bus from Strathpine Station?

Comment by Lissa on October 11, 2014 at 5:40

Wow! Right on our doorstep.

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