A Gathering of Greenies – Queensland Garden Expo

For 30 some years the Queensland Garden Expo has been Queensland’s premier gardening event attracting 40,000 + visitors from all over Australia and New Zealand. What began as a gathering of green thumbs exchanging veggie patch tips, is now a massive display of all kinds of gardeners and new age citizens looking to lessen their carbon footprints and expand their ‘green’ knowledge. Not only does this year’s event boast itself as bigger than ever, but it’s set to deliver with plants, plants and more plants from over 55 nurseries that are being represented this year, and a further 360 some exhibitors as well. There is a full program of free lectures and demonstrations on eight “live” stages every day covering a vast array of gardening topics. Launching from 8am on Friday the 13th of July, 3 full days packed with more pant knowledge than you can shake a stick at this year at the Queensland Garden Expo.

The biggest draws every year has to be the free lectures and demos hosted by the event. Experts in every field will be in attendance and strutting their stuff for your entertainment and educational benefit. Whatever your passion, interest or gardening hobby, there will be a lecture, demo or expert on hand to answer your questions. The Question and Answer session held each and every day is always the most insightful – a panel of experts will be listening to audience questions and answering them to the shared benefit of all in attendance. If you have a question then this is the time to ask, even listening to other’s questions might give you a different perspective, or answer a question you didn’t even know you had. It’s a great time, and definitely a must see. Of course there’s also demos of all kinds, from equipment and products to services rendered – whatever your interest there’s something to interest you.

If you’re interested in growing your own organic produce, or just after a bite to eat then the Giant Kitchen Garden may interest you. It’s a completely organic food court, complete with a fully planted, sustainable garden from which your snacks will be sourced. It’s always an incredible display, full to the brim with exciting ideas for creative food growth – complete with permaculture and organic gardening experts ready and excited to answer any and all of your questions. The event truly is a meeting of the minds and a celebrations of not only all things green and green thinking, but also sharing of ideas and exciting new concepts.

For more information on the event, its lecturers, exhibitors and ticket information; visit the event website and maybe I’ll see you there, snacking on any number of delicious, organic treats.

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