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Queensland Garden Expo celebrates 35 years

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FERTILE GROUNDS: The Queensland Garden Expo is a great place for green thumbs and newcomers alike to learn some handy tips.

FERTILE GROUNDS: The Queensland Garden Expo is a great place for green thumbs and newcomers alike to learn some handy tips.


Queensland Garden Expo offers something for green thumbs and novices alike.


GREEN thumbs will head to the Nambour Showgrounds in force for the Queensland Garden Expo in July.

Queensland's premier gardening event will celebrate its 35th year when this year's event takes place at the showground from July 12-14.

The three day event will feature a range of events and attractions for novices and experienced gardeners alike including workshops, demonstrations and activities.

Over 55 nurseries will be represented, more than 360 exhibitors will be present and some rare and unusual plant species will be available at the event.

There will also be talks and demonstrations from a variety of experts - including Gardening Australia's Costa Georgiadis and Sophie Thomson, across eight stages during each day of the event.

Talks will cover a wide array of topics including growing vegetables, tips on pruning, talks about certain varieties of plants, controlling fruit flies, the health benefits of gardening and much more..

The expo's all new Sunday program will offer a series of hands-on creative classes and practical workshops, offering plenty of opportunities for both experienced green thumbs and newcomers to broaden their knowledge bases.

there will be landscaped garden displays and expert landscapers will be on hand each day to have a chat to visitors about the best ways to incorporate new features in order to create a garden paradise.

Another highlight of the expo will be the Giant Organic Kitchen Garden - an attraction that will feature a fully planted, sustainable garden which will be constructed on site.

The Cook's Garden stage will offer some handy tips on growing produce and turning it into gourmet meals and there will be information on plant based remedies and organic gardening.

Event manager Marion Beazley said the event got bigger and better every year and encouraged new faces of all ages and fitness levels to come along.

"Our event has the biggest information program of any gardening event in Australia," she said.

"Gardening is one of the few activities that is suitable to people of all ages and abilities. People of all levels of fitness can have some involvement in the garden."

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