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Time: July 13, 2018 at 8am to July 15, 2018 at 4pm
Location: Nambour Show Grounds
Street: Coronation Ave
City/Town: Nambour
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Event Type: expo
Organized By: N&GIQ
Latest Activity: Jul 15, 2018

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Event Description

Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2018 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. Held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour from 13th to 15th 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 over 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 Gourmet Garden stage for some great tips on growing your own produce and turning it into delicious gourmet meals. 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 and be inspired by the fantastic arrangements in the Floral Design Competition.

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: Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15 July, 2018. Gates open 8am daily.



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Comment by Lissa on July 15, 2018 at 6:11

Oh, and did you know Qld is one of the biggest producers of eggplant? We export vast quantities to India of all places.

And Marigold (dug in before they flower) has long been a "cure" for root nematodes in your soil, but Cobblers Pegs are more effective!

Yes, the dreaded CP! Dig it in as a green manure before it flowers and fruits.

Comment by Lissa on July 15, 2018 at 6:02

So much to see - I know I missed some stuff like the Hive Haven product that Gail mentioned this morning. Very interesting. Wish I had seen it.

The info book handed out at the entrance was so full of info but Julie, Sid and I hit the ground running and winged it as we went.

My companions came away with lots of beautiful plants including a multi-graft citrus for Sid. After a hunt (so many stalls!) we managed to find copies of The Fruit Fly Management Guide by Prof Richard Drew, so I didn't come away empty handed.

We managed to get to quite a few talks between us. I found Annette McFarlane's talk on Solanaceous success the most useful to me personally. Tomato types she recommends are "Tropic" and "Scorpio" the latter specifically bred for SEQ conditions.

Comment by Lissa on July 13, 2018 at 12:43

Sid - I received your message and have responded with a PM (private message). Let me know if you have problems accessing it (top right of the page "Inbox").

Comment by Lissa on July 9, 2018 at 17:49

We will look out for you Roger :)

Comment by Roger Clark on July 9, 2018 at 9:22

Lissa, We will be there on Friday and Saturday. Hope we see you there.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on July 9, 2018 at 8:23

It is a great show. Recommended to anyone looking for information and entertainment.

Comment by Lissa on July 9, 2018 at 6:17

Julie and I are meeting up at the McDonalds at the end of the Bribie Road at 8am on Saturday if anyone would like to accompany us. Message me :)

A contribution to fuel would be appreciated.

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