About the Queensland Garden Expo

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 35,000 + 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.

History

The Sunshine Coast Branch of the Nursery & Garden Industry held the inaugural Expo 32 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 1985, was a one 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 become the 3 day event it is today.

Gardening is always rated in the top 3 or 4 most favoured recreational activities and the fact that the Expo continues to grow in size and visitor numbers indicates that it is still as relevant now as it was 32years ago.