Events where you can find us!
Of course you want to get out into your own garden as much as possible...so do we, but some times it's worthwhile jumping into the country and checking out what's going on!!
We take a break from expos and events but we will be GROWING new things during our QLD 'warm weather' season! We may even be heading overseas looking for new plants! Watch this space.... and come see us in 2020....
Brisbane Garden and Plant Expo
14th and 15th March 2020
This is the big one at Rocklea this year...and we've been in this one twice before... we think of as a hipster plant paradise....some really great nurseries are showing off their warm weather wares and the other exhibitors run the full gamut of associated products and are there to provide visitors with interesting avenues for inspiration!!
Come hang out at our stall made from our specially designed display vehicle....think the FOOD TRUCK of plants. It will perhaps be in a slightly different spot from last year, so cruise around and look for us. This will be our first 'warm weather' event for the 2020 garden festival season so there are some really wonderful plants that grow best at this time of year...think turmeric, gingers, loofahs, etc. Don't miss it!
Last year they invited us to present about 'Getting a hot root in your Garden'...which is our kind of topic! (It was about Galangal, Ginger and other spicey rhizomes, you cheeky things!) This year we are presenting about curry making and starting a backyard fruit tree and edible garden!
Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair
17th and 18th May 2020
This will be the third time we've been in this great event...the weather and soil will still be warm and there will be a huge range of famous garden gurus giving talks and demonstrations, heaps of amazing plants on offer and there should be some great displays of landscaping supplies, inventions, artworks, floral art, clothes, coffee, food, wine, live animals and so much more.
Come hang out at our stall made from our specially designed display vehicle....think the FOOD TRUCK of plants. It will be every well stocked with a huge range of plants. Many of our newest rare and heirloom edible species will be making their debut this weekend, we've been growing them just for this event! Don't miss it!
Herb Society Awareness Day
31st May 2020
Another amazing FREE plant event....what's not to love here!? In Brisbane at the Albion Peace Hall (also home to the amazing Brisbane Organic Growers (BOGI) and Subtropical Fruit Clubs, this will be a buzzing event with expert speakers, specialist plant vendors and heaps of rare plants. DId we mention it was FREE!? How awesome. See you there!
World Environment Day
7th June 2020
This will be the third time we've been in this great event...the vibes were awesome down at Cotton Tree on the shore of the Maroochy River. It rained heaps last year, but there are not many other plant vendors...so you will be able to find us super easily.
Come hang out at our stall made from our specially designed display vehicle....last time we were right near the incredible Dr Mick from Good Harvest Organics...he's one of the best people we have ever met and he picks really groovy fellow exhibitors to be in our farming / grow your own zone.. There are so many things to learn...so come get amongst it. A free event too...so come along and have a blast.
Esk Garden and Lifestyle Fair
14th June 2020 8am-3pm
This will be the THIRD time we've been in this great event...the lovely country drive to get out there, the relaxed feeling of a country market and the authentic rural vibe. This brings the Somerset area together at the old railway park....and it's wonderful.
Come hang out at our stall made from our specially designed display vehicle....last time we were right near the SCARECROW COMPETITION and our groovy pals at HAVE A CHAT...which showed how much the local community put into creating their entries! Wear something warm as it might be frosty in the morning ! Just sayin'.
Queensland Garden Expo
10th, 11th and 12th July 2020
We absolutely love this weekend, it's amazing. The Nambour Showgrounds come alive with celebrity garden gurus giving talks and demonstrations, heaps of amazing plants are for sale, great displays of landscaping supplies, there are water features, inventions, artworks, floral art, clothes, coffee, food, wine, live animals and so much more.
We are going to in to be in the main marquee area again this year....we've outgrown the Giant Kitchen Garden! We'll make our stall fit in with the BIG nurseries here....we're planning to put in a Reflection Garden with some themed edible landscape around our exhibit! )We won the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD last year....so some big shoes to fill in 2020!) We'll be well stocked with a huge range of plants. Many of our best rare and heirloom edible species will be at this weekend, we grow them just for this event! Don't miss it!
Oh yeah...we also are going to be entering an exhibit into the Reflection Garden Competition again (if they'll have us!) building a 6m x 3m edible landscape- with help from our SUPER creative colleagues who make hardscape furniture type stuff. Come along and vote for us in the "People's Choice Award"! AND maybe the judges will like us in 2020!
Redcliffe Garden and Lifestyle Expo
26 July 2020
We've been in this for two years, and had such a great time....the location was a very nice little Botanic Gardens/parkland setting with some community gardens to visit as well. Great speakers (including us!) and a range of crafts, food and plant related items. Some really great vibes close to Brisbane!
Wow, this event really delivers the goods! Last year they had Costa give some inspiring presentations, and we shared the same stage....bringing tastes of rare and delicious edibles to the Moreton Bay audience! Awesome.
The range of bespoke products, some live music and groovy sustainablity-minded people like us makes it well worth the small gold coin entry fee! Be there or be square.
Botanical Bazaar 2020
2nd of August 2020 8am-3pm
We think that this event ROCKS! It is like a garden expo with an arty twist....so hip and groovy...oh yeah, there's a BAR with boutique beers and cider. LOVE that. (One year we hung out there (once the event was over!) and partied with all the cool garden peeps. (But that's another story!)
Seriously, there is a very special vibe at Botanical Bazaar...like the Gold Coast/Hinterland and Northern Rivers, of NSW all got together and grew a beautiful baby. Excellent exhibitors and plenty of shady areas for picnics and frolicking around! Roving arty entertainment and all family friendly...but also super HIP!
See you there! PS We are not sure about the date for 2020, but we are praying to the plant gods that Stacey and the Gold Coast Rotary do this event again in 2020...because it is AMMMAAAAZING!
Brisbane Organic Growers (BOGI) Organic Fair 2020
23rd August 2020 9am-3pm
We're pretty stoked to be in this event....rather an honour to be amongst the BOGI exhibitors. We'll be rolling down our awesome trailer which is still the 'FOOD TRUCK of PLANTS'...
We will be there with lots of other Brisbane Organic folks...apparently there will be chickens, books, jams, and herbs...sounds pretty good!.
There are also contests for best produce...with some stunning home-grown items on display.
It's FREE to enter and you will learn heaps!
Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair 2020
6th September 2020 9am-3pm
We reckon this is the one of the best venues for a garden event EVER. Seriously a magical place...at the edge of Lake Macdonald just outside the gorgeous town of Cooroy. Wow. We love it here...did we mention that there is an Greek style ampitheatre by the lake...it's epic. Parking is easy and so is the strolling around.
We will be there with some very distinguished fellow exhibitors...don't miss this event. It's FREE to enter the glorious gardens and wow, you will be impressed by the talks, the plants and the location.
We're also giving a demonstration/lecture/'show and tell' about edible plants AND sitting with some bushfood and native plant experts on a panel about edibles and bush tucker! How cool is that!? Come check it out...did we mention it's FREE!? Whoa. That's awesome.
TBA September/October 2020
This was a new event in 2018 and we're excited about bringing it back better than ever in 2020!
Whispers on the green streets of Brisbane suggest that the weekend of 6 September just might be when this is happening.....but we are not sure yet! Hosted at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens (such an amazing venue) - and brought to life by the Diggers Club (yes, the BEST garden club in Australia...and perhaps the world!) visitors can expect a diverse and interesting range of speakers/exhibitors and food options....what more could you want?!
We're into bringing along some of the more unique and rare culinary plants...So expect the unexpected! We'll also have a wide range of other wonderful / hardy edible plants for sale with an emphasis on those ready for growing in the coming warm season. Don't miss this!
Brisbane ECO Expo
11th, 12th and 13th September 2020
This is our second time in this event....definitely an incredible lineup for anyone keen on living more lightly on the planet. There will be products, ideas, lectures and WOW some major legends of the sustainability world at this event.
Come hang out at our stall made from our specially designed display vehicle....think the FOOD TRUCK of plants. We reckon we may just be the ONLY plant vendor at the event, but don't let that deter you garden lovers from coming along! There will be incredible products from compost to food and homewares. We were presenting cooking demonstrations and plant tastings on both the Friday and the Sunday last year, so come hang out because we are likely to do it again this year!
Oh yeah...we are DONATING 1000 plants to the event which will be given away FREE each day!! Get there early and take one home!
Brisbane Garden and Plant Expo
October 2020 TBA
This was a new one at Brookfield last year and it was great fun...it was really a plant paradise....some really great nurseries are showing off their warm weather wares and the other exhibitors run the full gamut of associated products and are there to provide visitors with interesting avenues for inspiration!!
Come hang out at our stall made from our specially designed display vehicle....think the FOOD TRUCK of plants. It will be in a slightly different spot from last year, so cruise around and look for us. This will be our first 'warm weather' event for the 2020 spring season so there are some really wonderful plants that grow best at this time of year...think yacon, turmeric, gingers, loofahs, etc. Don't miss it!