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Garden Visits

Follow the calendar link below 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 and no one expects "perfection" (whatever that is) they just want somewhere to meet up and chat!

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

Then contact Dianne 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.

Dianne's mobile number 0407 691 485 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


Location: members gardens
Members: 84
Latest Activity: Nov 28

Discussion Forum

06.11.16 Rogers Garden

Started by Susan. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Nov 20. 26 Replies

16.10.2016 Susan's Garden Visit

Started by Sophie. Last reply by James Rosenlund Oct 18. 21 Replies

Report: Susan's garden visit 16 October

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 16. 13 Replies

08.10.16 MARY-ANN and COLIN'S - DAYBORO: Panos

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by CHERYL SLAPP Oct 10. 7 Replies

18.09.16 Dianne and Graham's Visit

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Rob Collings Sep 26. 13 Replies

13.08.2016 Rob and Natasha Samford

Started by Mary-Ann Baker. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Aug 24. 15 Replies

12.06.16 Gayle's Garden Visit

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by GayleD Jul 17. 19 Replies

10.07.2016 A visit with Elaine and Elaine

Started by Cathie MacLean. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jul 12. 13 Replies

23.04.2016 Susanne's at Brighton

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Apr 26. 19 Replies

5.03.2016 Valerie's at The Gap

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Lissa Mar 7. 10 Replies

24.01.16 Lissa's at Strathpine

Started by Lissa. Last reply by CHERYL SLAPP Jan 26. 17 Replies

12.12.15 : End of Year at Gayle's, Bridgeman Downs

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Dec 13, 2015. 12 Replies

14.11.15 Elizabeth's at Albany Creek

Started by Phil. Last reply by Lainie P Nov 15, 2015. 6 Replies

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Comment by Lissa on November 22, 2016 at 5:00

Absolutely!! lol

Never belonged to such a friendly energetic gardening group before. I have made so many good friends out of this site - it connects us with like minded people which is often difficult to do. There is such a lot of animated conversation about so many topics there is always something interesting going on.

Comment by Sophie on November 21, 2016 at 19:51
<3 Three cheers for BLF!
Comment by Roger Clark on November 21, 2016 at 17:07

Yes, I agree. I used to be an active member of Logan Food Gardeners, but gave up contributing because there was little if any feedback on any topic that came up. I would start off a topic and maybe have 1 or 2 short comments back. This website always has someone (usually a lot more)who will answer and expand the conversation and therefore knowledge / interest of the topic. There are also lots of people who will begin a topic. I travel a lot further to a garden visit with BLF but the interaction is worth the journey.

Comment by Susan Cook on November 21, 2016 at 16:27

I love this group too - even though I may go for weeks without logging in.  Working in retail - therefore weekends, makes it difficult to get to GV's but I love reading the reports about them.  The weather is so dry I am using all my spare time just keeping things alive! 

Comment by Christa on November 20, 2016 at 14:15

Ditto Elaine and Dianne,  we love this group and what it can give us, and although we (the two of us) don't give back much, it is a lifesaver for some of us.  It goes back to the old garden practices of show and tell and thereby learn. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on November 20, 2016 at 12:06

I have a sense of how you feel Dianne ... until my partner Elaine found BLF, I was about to give up on gardens. Sloping block, trees, drought ... The support and information from BLF was a sanity saver. She found information on wicking beds too so as much as I am indebted to BLF, Elaine's contribution to our gardening journey was just as important.

Because BLF is not a competitive organisation nor is anyone making a living from it, the absence of little money-making empires is a real bonus. Coming from the dog and horse world where members are competing for stud services, sales, show winnings and where some will do anything for an advantage, BLF is relaxed and endlessly supportive.

As indeed I found BOGG (as it then was) to be a friendly helpful club with members contributing as and when they felt able. Cannot comment on BOGI now although we are financial, we don't get to meetings to know if much has changed.

The non-competitive gardening world and especially the amateur food-growing world is a good place to be and BLF is just the best organisation of which I am happy to be a member.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on November 20, 2016 at 9:35

Morning All, BLF is a one of those groups where you can participate as little or as much you like. For those who don't know I joined BLF as I had been quite ill and my Occupational Therapist suggested I do 5 different things. I had always loved my garden but had just about given up on life let alone my garden, but then I found BLF, it has become my life saver. We all have our own reasons for joining and attending or not attending GV's, so please enjoy your time on BLF and participate how you feel most comfortable.

Now down to business - For those of you who don't know I organize the GV's - I have a couple of GV's already pencilled in for 2017, those being March and April. I am needing to fill the other months with GV's. I would be grateful if we could have some New Gardens to visit, I know we have members who always put their hands up and Thank-you for that. Your garden need only to be one that grows a few Vegies, Herbs or Fruit Trees, a garden New or Old. In the Mountains or Beside the Sea. A garden on Clay, Sand or Volcanic Soils. Those who attend GV's always come away with New Ideas on What and How to plant in different locations, Cuttings and Seeds to extend their Plant Collections and most of all New Gardening Friends.

There are also 4 other Special Events planned one being a lovely Lunch at a Special Café followed by Music in their Cool Relaxing Garden Setting. One being a visit to a Multicultural Market where they sell Food Plants from all over the world, (a must for those wanting to grow different Root/Tuber Crops), accessible by train, no need to take the car. We will also be having two Fermentation Workshops (Thanks so Much Dave) one will be for Beginners and one for those who may have done the 1st workshop last year and Beginners this year, when posted be quick as numbers are limited.

So there you have it, you can send me a Personal Message via the BLF Inbox regarding any of the above. For New Members unaware of how to do this firstly you Make me a friend by sending a Friend Request and we take it from there.

Looking forward to Andy's Year End Break Up and a Fun 2017 on BLF. With many Great GV's as was the case in 2016.

Comment by Florence on November 20, 2016 at 9:28

I live on the South side.  it just so happen that when Donna was running the GV I had a garden to host, and when Lissa ran it I didn't anymore. I think around the same time, some southern members went to the Logan group which was created by one of the members here.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on November 20, 2016 at 9:09

With you Valerie.  Love my little side journeys when I go to a GV in an unknown area.

Comment by Valerie on November 20, 2016 at 8:57

A bit of a drive is a great way to discover new parts of Brisbane and occasionally it is a very good excuse to stay for lunch somewhere


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This site was created by Scarlett Patrick, to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. Six years on, BLF is an important hub to promote, discuss, share and learn about local food growing, production, gardens, services and activities happening in our part of the world.

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