What is Queensland Garden Expo?

Welcome to the 2024 Queensland Garden Expo, a fantastic four-day celebration of our 40th anniversary! This event is a gardening enthusiast’s dream come true, but don’t worry if you’re new to gardening; there’s something here for everyone.

Join us in the charming Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour from July 4th to 7th for Queensland’s premier gardening extravaganza. Our expo features a diverse array of exhibitors, numerous nurseries, and a lineup of gardening experts eager to share their wisdom. You won’t want to miss the insights from some of Australia’s top gardening authorities in our comprehensive program of demonstrations and workshops.

Prepare to immerse yourself in a sea of green, as dozens of nurseries showcase a wide variety of plants. Our engaging program of free lectures and demonstrations unfolds across six lively stages every day, covering a vast range of gardening topics.

For those who love to cook, make your way to The Cook’s Garden stage for invaluable tips on growing your own produce and transforming it into gourmet delights. Discover our ‘Giant Kitchen Garden,’ a fully planted sustainable garden created on-site, where you can learn how to start your own vegetable patch. If you have gardening questions or need help identifying plants, our onsite Plant Clinic is here to assist. Be inspired by the stunning arrangements in our Floral Design Competitions!

While you’re with us, take the opportunity to explore the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast region. It’s the perfect backdrop for a weekend getaway, and you’ll return home feeling relaxed and inspired. Join us at the Queensland Garden Expo in 2024, where gardening dreams come to life!

Location: Coronation Avenue, Nambour
Operates: Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2024. Gates open 8am daily.

Our History

The Sunshine Coast Branch of Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland Limited proudly initiated the Expo nearly four decades ago, in a bid to offer the general public expert gardening guidance in an engaging and accessible format.

Back in 1985, our very first event was a one-day affair, featuring 30 exhibitors, 300 visitors, 5 workshops, and a Plant Clinic. Fueled by the dedication of our passionate volunteers, this humble beginning evolved over the years into the extraordinary event it is today.

Gardening consistently ranks among the top 3 or 4 most cherished recreational activities. The Expo’s continuous growth in size and attendance numbers over 39 years underscores its enduring relevance. It’s clear that what started as a vision in 1985 remains as vital and exciting as ever.