Gardening Australia - - OUT & ABOUT -

7th– 8th Her­vey Bay Or­chid and Gar­den Spec­tac­u­lar

Sat 8am–4pm, Sun 8am–12pm. PCYC Build­ing, 9 O’Rourke St, Pialba. 0428 654 954. $5, in­cludes Devon­shire tea. Ad­mire six or­chid and four gar­den club dis­plays as well as fas­ci­nat­ing bon­sais and bromeli­ads. Get ex­pert ad­vice, and browse stalls sell­ing suc­cu­lents, other plants and hor­ti­cul­tural prod­ucts.

14th–15th Bud­erim Gar­den Fest

9am–4pm. Bud­erim War Memo­rial Hall, cnr Main & Church Sts, Bud­erim. 0448 714 561. $2 flower show en­try, $15 with open gar­dens. Ad­mire the spring flower show of cut flow­ers, hang­ing bas­kets, bon­sai and more. Visit a qual­ity plant mar­ket next door, and a gar­den sculp­ture ex­hi­bi­tion nearby, then en­joy a tour of open gar­dens around the dis­trict.

21st–22nd Boonah Or­chid Show & Sar­cochilus Fes­ti­val

Sat 9am–4pm, Sun 9am–1pm. Boonah High School Hall, Mac­quarie St, Boonah. 0408 889 172. $3. En­joy the beauty of the dis­plays at this an­nual or­chid show. Have a browse of the plants and crafts for sale, and the trade dis­plays. There will also be de­li­cious home-cooked food and re­fresh­ments avail­able.

28th–29th North More­ton Queens­land Or­chid Coun­cil Show

Sat 8.30am–4.30pm, Sun 8.30am–3pm. Bris­bane Botanic Gar­dens Mt Coot-tha Au­di­to­rium, Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong. (07) 3865 5615. $4. Ad­mire the dis­play of show win­ners and browse the wide range of or­chids and fo­liage for sale. Watch re-pot­ting de­mon­stra­tions and en­joy light re­fresh­ments.

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