Some of Australia’s leading gardening
experts are there to deliver lectures, demonstrations and workshops. The expo is held at the Nambour
Showground, attracting experienced gardeners as well as novices and is well
worth a visit for anyone on the Sunshine Coast.
Nambour is in the hinterland of the
Sunshine Coast and the Queensland
Garden Expo this year runs from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July, opening at
8am each day. Limited parking is
available within the Showgrounds for $7 per car per day.
Garden Expo is a well organised event… A visit to the Expo is a day out for the
whole family to enjoy.
You will learn about…
growing all types of plants,
garden-to-table food ideas
organic kitchen gardens,
eating your own greens,
getting bees back into your garden,
how to compost at home,
the best turfs for Queensland lawns and so much more.
…and there are plenty of plants and
garden related items to purchase. There
are plants for every situation with fantastic plant displays of perennials, ferns,
succulents, camelias, rare plants and orchids.
There is no
need to carry your plant purchases around. There’s even a “plant cloak room” to
park your plants while you browse.
There are also cooking demonstrations.
Tim Adams Coffee
is in abundance and there is plenty of shade and seating where you can relax
and soak up the ambience.
There are lots of workshops to participate in. Create your very own mini-succulent garden. Make a simple macramé pot hanger for your new plant purchase.
product advice on tools, equipment, how to grow the best lawns for your area
and the latest trends. Get the top tips
for growing an abundant vegie patch at home.
Obtain garden advice for mulching and worm farming.
Learn all about fruit trees and
native plants and beating the bugs in your garden. Visit the wonderful floral design displays
and arrangements and be inspired.
the reflection gardens and get some great ideas. Hear talks and advice from leading experts on
how to grow, maintain and keep a healthy garden.
Whether you have a large or small
garden, or no garden at all, you are sure to be inspired and impressed by the huge
array of exhibits, at this three-day event, covering all aspects of gardening
In March 2019, Sunshine Plaza celebrated a grand opening of a $440 million redevelopment
Sunshine Coast Mayor, Cr
Mark Jamieson joined APPF Retail, The GPT
Group and Lendlease to celebrate the official opening of Sunshine Plaza’s $440
The celebrations included
the opening of the Sunshine Coast’s first David Jones, H&M, Sephora,
lululemon and Sheike stores, as well as a new Big W, Kathmandu, JB Hi-fi,
MECCA, Seed Heritage, Endota Spa and Baku, to name but a few.
The new stores took
Sunshine Plaza’s total retailer count to 345 over 107,000sqm and elevated the
Centre to be the first super-regional* shopping centre north of Brisbane.
The redevelopment, which commenced construction in August 2016, is estimated to have generated close to 2,900 jobs over the past two-and-a-half years, and a further 2,300 retail jobs are expected to be created.