3rd Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair
9am–3pm. 312 Lake Macdonald Dr, Lake Macdonald. 0412 053 281. Free. Hear speakers, including horticulturist Paul Plant, on the banks of Lake Macdonald. Learn about plants for bees and butterflies, subtropical flowers and foliage, rare plants and more. Proceeds go to projects in the Gardens.
3rd Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Garden Expo
9am–5pm. Country Paradise Parklands, Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Nerang. $15. 0406 007 583. Meander through community gardens to learn about aquaponics and hydroponics, urban organics and sustainable living. Presenters include Costa Georgiadis and Phil Dudman, and botanical artist Julia-Rose. Displays of backyard critters, plants and homewares.
16th The World of Herbs with Noel Burdette
10–11.45. Logan Hyperdome Library, 66 Mandew St, Loganholme. (07) 3412 4120. Free. Learn about the amazing world of herbs, including their health benefits, use in cooking and organic gardening practices. Booking essential.
16th–17th Wildflower Show & Plants Market
9am–3pm Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong. 0417 538 383. $3. Enjoy Native Plants Queensland’s showcase of native flora illustrating ‘Where the wild things are’. Specialist groups exhibit ferns, grevilleas and more, and view native frogs, bats, birds and butterflies. Experts can identify your plants, and lots of rare and popular plants are for sale. Refreshments available.
22nd–24th Tamborine Springtime on the Mountain
9am–4pm. Botanic Gardens, Forsythia Dr, Eagle Heights. 0458 102 344. $5/$20. Pick up a map at the Botanic Gardens or any of the seven diverse open gardens and follow the trail. Stop at Magpie Garden cafe or picnic on Symphony Hill.
23rd–24th Wondai Spring Garden Expo
Sat 8am–4.30pm, Sun 8am–1pm. Wondai Sportsground, Bunya Hwy, Wondai. (07) 4168 9297. $5. Stroll around the horticulture and photography displays, browse garden and homewares stalls, and listen to expert Paul Plant’s talks.