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We do what we can to support the gardening community.

A large part of that is being seen at events around the country and spreading the word on what is out there to see and grow.

Gardening of Australia includes everything that happens in your garden, your backyard, on your balcony and on your roof. We encourage people to not only think and garden laterally, but also vertically and beyond. Remember good old hanging baskets.

We encourage the public to embrace gardening as a reward for their working hours; as a form of exercise and relaxation; as a duty to look after the planet for its animals and plant life. We do this via our magazine, our internet presence (website, facebook, twitter, etc) and talks presented by our contributors.


If you would like the subTropical Gardening magazine team to be at your event to provide expert speakers, please contact the Editor.

Book one or more of the STG team at your upcoming event and have it featured below. Fees are payable for Guest Speakers.

To book Paul Plant or other contributors for events, garden clubs or garden advice, go to the consultancy page.

Additionally, listen to our contributors on radio:

  • Gardening with Paul - every Saturday morning 6-8am
    on Noosa101.3FM
  • Hear Paul’s Garden Tips each Saturday morning between
    6.30- 6.45am on radio River FM (94.9FM)



Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July
Queensland Garden Expo
subTropical Gardening magazine writers speaking at the event include:
Paul Plant Horticulture will be speaking on Friday only
– at the Banksia Stage at 10.30am
Arno King will be speaking Friday-Saturday-Sunday.
Joan Dillon will be speaking Friday-Saturday.
Speaker program is online now

Saturday 23rd July

FREE: Introduction to gardening for New Residents of Brisbane
Mt Coot-tha Library, Mt Coot-tha
11am-1pm – Paul Plant Horticulture
Phone for bookings: 07 3403 2550

Sunday 24th July
FREE: Fabulous Foliage and Flowers in Brisbane
Carindale Library, Carindale Shopping Centre.
1pm-2pm – Paul Plant Horticulture
Phone for bookings: 07 3407 1490

Saturday 6th Aug

FREE: Parks Alive
Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane
11.30am and 2.30pm – Paul Plant Horticulture

Sunday 7th August

FREE (or gold coin donation): What's Cooking in the Gardens
@ Redcliffe Botanic Gardens
Guest speakers, entertainment, etc.
Paul Plant Horticulture will be doing a presentation at 12.00pm and 2.40pm

Monday 8th August

Bumper cropping tips for vegie patches and fruit trees
@ the EKKA
Paul Plant Horticulture will be doing a presentation at 11am

Sunday 4th September

FREE (gold coin donation): Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair
@ Noosa Botanic Gardens
Guest speakers, plant sales, etc.
Paul Plant Horticulture and Arno King will be at the event

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September

Springtime on the Mountain
Paul Plant Horticulture will be presenting various talks on Sat 24th

Saturday 12th November

FREE: Weed Warriors
@Coopers Plains Library, Coopers Plains
10.30am – 12.30pm
Phone for bookings: 07 3403 1530

Saturday 10th + Sunday 11th March 2017

Guest speakers, lots of plant stalls – one the best gardening events
in Queensland for plant collectors and keen gardeners
Paul Plant Horticulture, Arno King and many more will be at the event
8am-4pm Ipswich Race Course,
Brisbane Road, Bundamba 4304


For more free sessions at Brisbane City Libraries, please use this link:


Ipswich Plant Expo – March 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Australian Rose Championships – 2015
Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair – 2015
Queensland Garden Expo – 2005 to 2014
Brisbane International Garden Show – 2015
Wondai Garden Expo – April 2013
Ipswich Home Gardener's Expo – Aug 2012
Queensland Garden A-Fair – 2008 to 2010
ABC Gardening Australia Expo QLD – 2005 to 2011
ABC Gardening Australia Expo NSW – 2005 to 2006
ABC Gardening Australia expo VIC – 2005
The Queensland Garden Fair – 2009
Sydney in Bloom – 2005
Brisbane’s Garden and Flower Show – 2005
Lowood Garden Show – 2005
Ipswich Home Show and Outdoor Expo – 2010, 2011


Upcoming Major Events

Ipswich Plant Expo, QLD – March 11th & 12th 2017
Ellerslie Flower Show, NZ – March 2016
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, VIC – March-April 2016
Garden Week, WA – April 2016
Wondai Garden Show, QLD – April 2016
Queensland Garden Expo, QLD – July 2016
Floriade, ACT – September 2016
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, QLD – September 2016
Brisbane Internatinoal Garden Show, QLD – October 2016




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