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.