What's on for kids at Queensland Garden Expo 2022

As Queensland’s premier gardening event, the Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2022 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike.

The 37th annual Queensland Garden Expo will provide 7 hectares of gardening inspiration when the three-day event returns to the Nambour Showgrounds on the Sunshine Coast from July 8 – 10. Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts will take part in three days of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops.


Activities for the whole family

Whether you’re an avid gardener, or simply wondering how to get your pot plants blooming, the Qld Garden Expo has something for everyone.

The Cook’s Garden Stage is located on the Eastern side of the Oval, opposite the Poinciana Stage. This is the place to head if you want some great tips on growing your own produce and how to turn it into delicious gourmet meals. You will also find lots of great information about using plant based remedies for common ailments, organic gardening and more!

Interested in making your garden more productive? The Giant Kitchen Garden is always a hive of activity with loads of information to help you get started. Here you will find a host of permaculture and organic gardening experts on hand to answer all your questions.

A family at Qld Garden Expo

Just for the kids

Don’t worry, the Queensland Garden Expo is not all about the talks and workshops! There are bucket-loads of fab activities for the youngest gardeners—providing the perfect opportunity for little ones to test out their green thumbs, get their hands dirty and have some fun in the garden!
Throughout the weekend you will find kids craft, seed planting and the free (yes, FREE!) kids playground with giant slide, jumping pillow and merry-go-round.

Down in the Kitchen Garden, Bli Bli State School will have craft and gardening activities. And Scotts are running workshops all weekend, including an indoor plants growing workshop and a succulent growing workshop.

Want to make a weekend of it? Check out the many drive and stay ideas on the Qld Garden Expo website: qldgardenexpo.com.au/family-self-drive-getaway.

Mother and child at Qld Garden Expo


When: July 8 – 10 2022

Where: Nambour Showgrounds, Sunshine Coast

Cost: Adult $20; Children 15 yrs and under are free!
Groups of 10 or more: $18
3-Day Pass: $50
2-Day Weekend Pass: $35

Note: Tickets are available online and at the gate

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Written by Angela Sutherland

After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music.

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