The Queensland Garden Expo is one of the largest expos in Australia which attracts over 34,000 visitors and over 360 exhibitors each year.
The expo boasts different varieties of plants as well as gardening experts who will give information and advice about gardening, landscaping, botany and the newest gardening tools and techniques.
Queensland Garden Expo, 2021 Dates & Ticket Prices
If you have a particularly difficult gardening question, then stop by the Plant Clinic where you can get specialised help with your plant problem. This is a free service which is included in the price of your ticket. Kids under 15 get in FREE to this event, so bring them along as there are heaps of activities for kids with many interactive displays including a kids garden patch as well as a playground on site. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted inside the expo.
The best thing about the Queensland Garden Expo is the Plant Cloak Room. You can purchase as many plants as you like throughout the day and, for a gold coin donation, leave your purchases here where they will be looked after until you are ready to leave.
Parking is available within the Showgrounds for $8 per car per day. Access to this is at 8am. Parking in this area is limited and not available to purchase online. (All proceeds from parking fees is donated to local service and community groups.)
There is also parking available at the Nambour Bowls Club and Nambour State College adjacent to the Showgrounds. The cost is $5 per day with all proceeds going to the operators.
Parking is also available at the rear of the Uniting Church off Donaldson Road.
The Garden Expo will run a free shuttle bus from approximately 8am daily from the Nambour Train Station. A specially set up “Expo Bus Stop” will be located outside the entrance to the station. This service is free! The Expo bus will drop you off at the main Nambour Showgrounds entrance gate and will depart from this same point for your return journey.
In 2021 tickets must be purchased online. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate.