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2019 BBM Youth Awards Open
The Australian Garden Council has actively supported the BBM Youth Awards for many years not only encouraging young graduating Australian horticulturists and gardeners but by directly arranging employment placements in the UK and France for the awardees.
These positions have included RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show, RBG Kew, RBG Edinburgh, National Trust UK's Hidcote Manor, and Claude Monet's famous garden in Giverney, France, just to name a few.

If these locations and experiences look attractive to you then the BBM Youth Awards in Horticulture are for you.

The Awards have opened and close on 14th July.
The BBM Global Industry Scholarships include an $8,000 grant, and support from the AGC; to gain experiences in the industry.


Applications are now open at www.bbm.asn.au
Don't hesitate to contact us for horticultural and gardening advice.

 

Spice & Flavours – Tastes & Walk

Brisbane Botanic Garden Mt Coot-Tha

Back by popular demand with Dale Arvidsson and Annette Irish

Mt Coot-Tha June 22nd 2019 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

An easy winter walk enjoying the tastes of beverages using olde world spices and flavours?

For more info please click here

 

 

The Queensland Garden Expo

The countdown is on as the Queensland’s Premier Gardening event, the Queensland Garden Expo, celebrates its 35th anniversary over 3 glorious days.

Join us in Nambour on the Sunshine coast from 12-14 July, and you will find over 360 exhibitors (including 55 nurseries), stunning landscape garden displays, floral art competition, cooking stage and so much more!

Information, inspiration and innovation abound with 3 days of free lectures and demos across 8 live stages from Australia’s leading gardening experts.

 For more info please click here

 

IPPS Australia

2019 INTERNATIONAL TOUR - AUSTRALIA

ExperiencTropical Horticulture - It's all in the Latitude!

Come and join the 2019 International Tour hosted by the Australian Region.

Queensland Australia
Friday 17 May 2019 - Sunday 2nd June 2019

Click here to view tour video

Coming earlier?
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The tour will start in Port Douglas and end in Maroochydore.

 

Botanical Bazaar
Beginning five years ago, Botanical Bazaar started as a seed of an idea that will this year flourish into the Gold Coast’s biggest gardening extravaganza. 

See more then 90 green exhibitors plus celebrity gardener’s talks, demonstrations, workshops, botanical art and kids nature activities. Learn how to grow your own food, urban and small space gardening, using medicinal herbs and sustainable living concepts. Explore plant nurseries and landscape designs, garden materials and tools, organic beauty products and even botanical homewares.

Enjoy a relaxing day amongst the community gardens with the live music and delicious food.  Proudly supported by Councillor Peter Young, Division 5, City of Gold Coast. 
Date: 4th August 2019
Location: Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Nerang
Time: 9am - 4pm
Website: botanicalbazaar.com.au 

Garden Events happen around Australia every week of the year. Here are some:

Westland Region Tour
The Netherlands, 11 – 13 June 2019

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Join us for a unique programme of
professional tours in the ‘Greenhouse
Capital’ of the Netherlands
Find out more at: www.aiph.org

Victoria

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS)
Australia's premier garden show held in the Carlton Gardens, on the edge of the Melbourne CBD, usually late March each year. Visit the MIFGS website for more information.







Queensland

  • The various cities and towns of South East Queensland regularly stage a series of winter and spring initiatives to encourage the community to get involved with gardens and gardening. Development of a cooperative regional gardens planning strategy would coordinate the timing and enhance the value of these events.

    Tourism and Events Queensland support both Nambour, BIGS and Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers which at the Queensland Tourism awards won the Festivals and Events Category in 2014 and the Major Festivals Category in 2015 illustrating how these types of horticultural based events are recognised at this high level.

    Some principal events include:



    Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour
    Join us on the Sunshine Coast at Nambour from 13th to 15th July. This three day expo is Queensland’s premier gardening event attracting gardening enthusiasts from across Australia and New Zealand. Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts take part in three days of free lectures, demonstrations and workshops.

    See plants, plants and more plants with over 55 nurseries represented and over 360 exhibitors. There is a full program of free lectures and demonstrations on eight ‘live’ stages every day, covering a vast array of gardening topics. Head to The Cook’s Garden for some great tips on growing your own produce and turning it into delicious gourmet meals. The Giant Kitchen Garden features a fully planted sustainable garden constructed onsite, be sure to head there to learn how to start your own veggie patch. Get free help with gardening problems and plant identification from the onsite Plant Clinic and be inspired by the fantastic arrangements in the Floral Design Competition and Landscape Gardens.

    Spend the weekend visiting the Queensland Garden Expo and exploring our naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast region – return home relaxed and inspired!

    Visit the website for more information and tickets www.qldgardenexpo.com.au
     



    Gardening at the Ekka in Brisbane

    The Ekka (Royal Agricultural Exhibition) has like the Royal Melbourne Show and the Sydney Easter Show, has been the biggest annual event for that city for as long as anyone can remember. Gardening has always been part of the Ekka, but last year the gardening part of the show expanded when the horticultural industry took over the Old Museum adjacent to the showgrounds. The old museum building is a landmark on the main road north, within walking distance of the Brisbane CBD.
  • The Old Museum is already well known for its gardens, which include several heritage rose garden beds, making it the perfect place to feature Ekka’s flower, garden and quilt precinct.
    This year the Old Museum Precinct will house:
    - The School Garden Competition
    - The Bush Poetry Competition
    - Horticulture, now renamed The Flower and Garden Exhibition
    - A ‘Chill Out Green’
    - Plenty for the kids to do and see
    - The Flower and Garden Platform Stage
    - The 'Dancing in the Garden' Community and Garden Stage
    - Quilts Across Queensland

The Ekka runs August 10-19 2018. For more information, visit the website www.ekka.com.au.


Botanical Bazaar
Beginning four years ago, Botanical Bazaar started as a seed of an idea that will this year flourish into the Gold Coast’s biggest gardening extravaganza. 

See more then 90 green exhibitors plus celebrity gardener’s talks, demonstrations, workshops, botanical art and kids nature activities. Learn how to grow your own food, urban and small space gardening, using medicinal herbs and sustainable living concepts. Explore plant nurseries and landscape designs, garden materials and tools, organic beauty products and even botanical homewares.

Enjoy a relaxing day amongst the community gardens with the live music and delicious food.  Proudly supported by Councillor Peter Young, Division 5, City of Gold Coast. 
Date: 16th September 2018
Location: Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Nerang
Time: 9am - 4pm
Website: botanicalbazaar.com.au 
 




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