Queensland Garden Expo 2024 – what’s on for kids

The Queensland Garden Expo is back in 2024, and they’re celebrating 40 years with plenty of gardening fun for the whole family!

As Queensland’s premier gardening event, the Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2024 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. And this year, they are celebrating 40 years! To mark the occasion, the event will be bigger and better than ever, being extended from three days to four huge days—from the 4th to the 7th of July at the Nambour Showgrounds. Families can explore seven hectares of gardening inspiration as some of Australia’s leading gardening experts will participate in lectures, demonstrations, and workshops.

Family at the Herb Garden at Queensland Garden Expo

Learn all about growing your own veggies at Queensland Garden Expo


Activities for the whole family at Queensland Garden Expo

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 produce and turning 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!

Are you 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.

Digging in the Sandpit at Queensland Garden Expo

Digging in the sandpit at Queensland Garden Expo


What’s on for kids

Don’t worry—the Queensland Garden Expo is not all about the talks and workshops! There are barrel-loads of fab activities for the youngest gardeners, providing the perfect opportunity for little ones to test their green thumbs, get their hands dirty and have fun in the garden!

Throughout the weekend, you will find kids’ crafts, seed planting and the free (yes, FREE!) kids’ playground with a giant slide, jumping pillow and merry-go-round. And, of course, a free kids workshop designed to inspire the inner gardener in all ages. And don’t forget, there is free entry for kids under 15 years old!

Want to make a weekend of it? Check out the many ‘drive and stay’ ideas on the Qld Garden Expo website.



Queensland Garden Expo 2024 essential information

When:  July 4 – 7, 2024

Where: Nambour Showgrounds, Sunshine Coast


  • Adult Entry: $25pp (gate price) / $22.50pp (online)
  • Children 15 yrs and under: Free
  • Groups of 10 or more: $20pp
  • 3-Day Pass: $60pp
  • 4-Day Pass: $75pp
  • 2-Day Weekend Pass (Saturday & Sunday only): $40pp


Tickets are available online and at the gate



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. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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