What is Queensland Garden Expo?

Queensland Garden Expo is back in 2022 and it’s not just for green thumbs! At the Queensland Garden Expo there truly is something for everyone. Whether you are an experienced gardener or just starting out you will be sure to find something to transform your green space.

Held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour, from 8th to 10th July, this three day expo is Queensland’s premier gardening event. You’ll find a wide range of exhibitors, dozens of nurseries as well as several gardening experts sharing their knowledge. Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts take part in our three days program of demonstrations and workshops.

See plants, plants and more plants with dozens of nurseries represented. Our program of free lectures and demonstrations is spread across ten “live” stages every day and covers a vast array of gardening topics.

Love to cook? Head to the The Cook’s Garden stage for some great tips on growing your own produce and turning it into delicious gourmet meals. The ‘Giant Kitchen Garden’ features a fully planted sustainable garden constructed onsite, be sure to head there to learn how to start your own veggie patch. 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 Competitions!

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 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July 2022. Gates open 8am daily.

Our History

The Sunshine Coast Branch of the Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland Limited held the inaugural Expo 37 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 36 years ago.

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