About the Queensland Garden Expo
The Queensland Garden Expo is a 3 day celebration of all things gardening and is known throughout Queensland as the place to be for dedicated green thumbs and those who would just like to give it a try. The event is held annually in July at Nambour Showgrounds on the Sunshine Coast. The event was the winner of Excellence in Tourism Awards, Festivals and Special Events Category in 1993, 1998, 1999 and 2000 and winner in the Festivals and Events category at the 2010 Queensland Tourism Awards.
The Sunshine Coast Branch of the Nursery & Garden Industry held the inaugural Expo 28 years ago, with the aim of providing the general public with expert advice and information on a range of gardening subjects in an enjoyable and accessible format. This first event, in 1984, was a half day event with 30 exhibitors, 300 visitors, 5 workshops and a Plant Clinic. Guided by a dedicated group of volunteers the event quickly grew over the ensuing years to the 3 day event it is today.
In 2012 the Expo attracted over 30,000 visitors from across Queensland, interstate and overseas and is now widely recognised as Queensland's premier gardening event and one of the top gardening events in Australia.