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THIS WEEK­END Gold Coast Rose So­ci­ety An­nual Show: Held at Robina Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Septem­ber 30 from 11.30am to 4.30pm and Oc­to­ber 1 from 9am to 3pm. Ex­hibitors from across the re­gion show their blooms. Pot­ted and cut roses for sale. Ad­mis­sion $3. Go to gold­coas­tros­eso­ci­ety.org.au

OC­TO­BER 7-8 Queens­land Rose So­ci­ety Spring Rose Show: Soak up the sight and scent of hun­dreds of colour­ful blooms at The Au­di­to­rium, Bris­bane Botanic Gar­dens Mt Coot-tha. There’ll be ex­pe­ri­enced rose grow­ers on hand to give you ad­vice about the best roses to grow in Queens­land and how to care for them. View a wide va­ri­ety and de­cide which ones you like best. There will be cut roses, pot­ted roses and gar­den­ing prod­ucts for sale. Ad­mis­sion is $4, chil­dren un­der five are free. For more in­for­ma­tion go to qld.rose.org.au

OC­TO­BER 7 Dune plant­ing: Come along to BeachCare’s com­mu­nity dune plant­ing Rain­bow Bay event. Im­prove the Gold Coast’s beach en­vi­ron­ment by plant­ing na­tive species, re­mov­ing in­va­sive weeds and pick­ing up lit­ter. Suit­able for all ages and fit­ness lev­els. All equip­ment is sup­plied. Please be sure to wear en­closed shoes, bring some drink­ing wa­ter and wear sun-smart cloth­ing. From 9am to 11am at Ma­rine Pa­rade, op­po­site Ward Street, Rain­bow Bay. Call James on 0414 762 374 or email beachcare@grif­fith.edu.au

OC­TO­BER 14 Dune plant­ing: This time BeachCare are clean­ing up Par­adise Point near Abalone Av­enue from 9am un­til 11am. Email beachcare@grif­fith.edu.au

OC­TO­BER 14-15 Bud­erim Spring Flower Show: Held in the Bud­erim War Me­mo­rial Hall, the show will fea­ture com­pet­i­tive dis­plays for flow­ers, con­tainer plants, nov­elty dis­plays, chil­dren’s sec­tions and pho­tog­ra­phy. There will also be mar­ket stalls on the lawns and seven mem­bers have opened their pri­vate gar­dens to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion go to bud­er­im­gar­den­club.com

OC­TO­BER 18-19 Na­tional Con­ven­tion of the Aus­tralian Flo­ral Art As­so­ci­a­tion: View dis­plays by flo­ral artists from around the coun­try. Held at The Surf Air, 923 David Low Way, Mar­coola Beach, Sun­shine Coast. Open 9am to 3.30pm. En­try $5. For de­tails go to flo­ralart­so­ci­etyqld.org.au

OC­TO­BER 21 Dune plant­ing: Help BeachCare re­plen­ish the dunes of the south­ern Gold Coast. From 9am un­til 11am at Toolona Street, Tu­gun. Email beachcare@grif­fith.edu.au

OC­TO­BER 21-22 Boonah Or­chid Show & Sar­cochilus Fes­ti­val: Held at Boonah High School Hall, Mac­quarie Street. The Boonah Har­risville Angli­can Par­ish event also in­cludes trade dis­plays and plant stalls. Satur­day 9am to 4pm and Sun­day 9am to 1pm. Adults $3, chil­dren free. Call 0408 889 172.

OC­TO­BER 28 Dune plant­ing: BeachCare dune plant­ing at Shear­wa­ter Es­planade, Run­away Bay. From 9am un­til 11am. Email beachcare@grif­fith.edu.au

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