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Garden Visits

Follow the calendar links to check out where the group is visiting throughout the year or to choose a date for your own GV:




We're always looking for new gardens to visit. Don't be shy, it's easy.

Please take a few moments to follow the link above and read the simple instructions in full.

Then contact Lissa with the information needed so I organise an Event Listing for your visit.


It's amazing what we can learn by visiting other peoples gardens. I know I pick up at least one good idea or plant each time.

You might be surprised at how keen other members are to visit your garden and see what you are growing, how your chooks / quails are kept, share their own excess produce, cuttings, seed and generally just have a good old chat with other like minded people.

Be brave!

The visits are informal and free. Choose to come to as many or few as you wish.

Lissa mobile number 0414 445 581 for emergencies.


Anyone is welcome to post and organise their own Events of any kind - in fact it is encouraged.

If you choose to do this please put your own name down as organiser, not mine. It can be very confusing for everyone if my name is on it and I know nothing about the Event.

Responsibility for running the event is up to the organiser.

Thank you


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24.10.15 Andy & Rozie's at McDowall

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30.08.15 SUSAN'S AT MANLY WEST - part 2

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9th August, Lissa's at Strathpine

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Extra Pix from Lissa's on 16th May 2015

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St Valentine's Day Lunch at the Wild Canary, Brookfield

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14th December 2014 - visit to Gayle D's at Bridgeman Downs

Started by Elaine coolowl. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Dec 15, 2014. 7 Replies

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Comment by Lissa on November 14, 2015 at 5:56

Does your garden look particularly good in such-and-such month?

Have you gone to some trouble to make your garden productive?

You just wish someone could be there to admire your hard work with you...and bring some food to share while they are about it? Well that is a dream within reach!

Our group of friendly fellow gardeners can come visit and ooh and ahhh over the garden with you...or offer commiserations and new plants and seeds if it needs some love. No one is looking for perfection, just somewhere to sit and have a cuppa and a chat with the other gardeners.

We're particularly looking for some gardens to visit in areas other than north of Brisbane as we're got a few of them already.

Visit the 2016 Calendar (top of the page) and pick a month. Go on, you know you want to ;)

Comment by Lissa on November 2, 2015 at 6:07

Check the calendar folks - it's filling up already. If you have notions of choosing your own date it would be a good idea to get in early.

Dates can always be changed - they're not set in stone.

Comment by Lissa on October 28, 2015 at 18:41

Thanks Elaine - if we follow usual procedure and you provide me with a date and info (as per "How to Host a GV" above) I will fill out the calendar for 2016.

Comment by Lissa on October 28, 2015 at 6:05

Holy smoke! It's almost the end of the year again.

Time to start considering your dates for hosting a GV in 2016. Calendar link above. Let me know if you would like to put your name down for a month.

Comment by Lissa on August 26, 2015 at 5:48

Morning all.

We have a spot open in September for a GV if anyone is interested in having us around for a visit. Date is your choice.

Respond here or send me a PM (private message) if you have any questions.

Comment by Lissa on June 2, 2015 at 17:40

June 13th GV has been cancelled due to ill health.

Is anyone else able to put their hand up for a visit?

Comment by Lissa on April 18, 2015 at 4:56

Has everyone seen the POTATO GROWING WORKSHOP arranged for next Saturday April 25th at Sandgate?

Lyle from the Green P gardens is putting this workshop on especially for the BLF members. If you can come along please RSVP as soon as possible.

Comment by Lissa on April 12, 2015 at 5:01

Only November and December left empty on the calendar - a couple of people have expressed interest - get in early to pick a date.

If you've missed out on having the group over to visit we can have multiple visits per month. Just make sure you check the calendar to avoid date clashes (see the link for calendar at the top of the page).

Comment by Lissa on April 7, 2015 at 4:49

Turns out my Grandson is going to his other Nana that weekend, so I will be coming after all :)

Comment by Lissa on April 5, 2015 at 4:16

GV 11.04.15 Dave Riley's - address has been sent out this morning. As usual it goes to the email address you supplied when you joined BLF (not your Inbox here).

Andrew Cumberland will be the contact person for this outing as I have a prior engagement with my son and Grandson.

I was really looking forward to seeing Dave's garden again (I have visited once before) but such is life. Make sure you take lots of photos :)


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