What's on for families at Queensland Garden Expo 2021

As Queensland’s premier gardening event, the Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2021 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike.

The 36th annual Queensland Garden Expo will provide seven hectares of gardening inspiration when the three-day event returns to the Nambour Showgrounds on the Sunshine Coast from 9-11 July.

Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts will take part in over 120 free 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 Queensland 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.

Just for the kids

The Queensland Garden Expo is not all about the talks and workshops! There are bucket-loads of fun 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 near the Living Backyard, the Nambour Lapidary Club will have their fossicking cart where you can dig for their beautiful gems for just $2!

When: 9,10, 11 July 2021
Where: Nambour Showgrounds, Sunshine Coast
Cost: Adult: $20  // Children 15 yrs and under: Free  // Groups of 10 or more: $18
3-Day Pass: $50
2-Day Weekend Pass: $35
Note: In 2021, tickets must be purchased online. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate.
More info: qldgardenexpo.com.au