23rd annual Queensland Home Garden Expo


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  • Location: Maroochy Showgrounds, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland
Exhibitors fast booking up Qld's top gardening expo
 
Excitement is building surrounding one of Australia's largest and most celebrated events, with local and interstate exhibitors rushing to secure their sites for the 23rd annual Queensland Home Garden Expo being held on the Coast from 6-8 July.
 
The event which attracts over 20,000 garden lovers and hundreds of horticulture professionals to the Maroochy Showgrounds every year has become a popular date on the calendar for exhibitors and this year promises to offer visitors more than ever.
 
Event organisers are delighted that almost 80 per cent of the sites are already booked, two months out from the popular event.
 
Alongside many of Australia's famous garden shows, the Queensland Home Garden Expo features leading landscape designers, hundreds of exhibitors and lectures by our nation's best horticulturalists, which makes this one of the best gardening events in Australia.
 
"The Queensland Home Garden Expo is now ranked number one in Queensland and places amongst the top five gardening events in the country, attracting a large array of quality exhibitors from around Australia," Event Manager, Marion Beazley said.
 
The expo will feature tantalising offerings from more than 340 exhibitors including 60 of the best nurseries selling over 40,000 top quality and new release plants daily.
 
Full-size gardens will provide the centrepiece for this spectacular annual event. This year's landscaped gardens will focus on unique design concepts such as highly topical water-wise gardening, permaculture, sustainability and gardening with native plants.
 
Special exhibits include the 'Giant Organic Kitchen Garden' which features permaculture and organic gardening, with a fully planted sustainable garden constructed on-site along with an entirely organic food court. 
 
A completely new concept for the Expo this year will be the 'Outdoor Living Experience', which will showcase up to seven uniquely themed garden settings from the Italian-styled 'Tuscan Garden' and 'Romantic Asian Garden' to a wonderfully calm 'Pamper Garden', complete with spa and sauna.
 
This year's expo will showcase a fabulous Shadehouse feature with all the best in ferns and shade loving plants as well as large displays from Queensland's Garden Clubs and Flora Societies.
 
Some of Australia's leading garden gurus will be joining the expo, hosting lectures, demos and workshops.
 
Radio 4BC's Col Campbell, ABC radio host Annette McFarlane, Brisbane Botanical Gardens Curator Ross McKinnon and Phil Dudman, presenter on WIN TV's Gardening Gurus Show, will all be in attendance. 
 
"The event not only provides a wealth of information and inspiration for visitors, it is also a great and entertaining day out."  Marion Beazley said
 
Everything from the latest garden tools, books, accessories, garden art and more will be on-site over the three days.
 
Exhibitors still interested in booking a site can contact Marion Beazley on 5441 4655.
 
Graphics to the right:
1. A wonderful array of flowers on show
2. More than 340 exhibitors including 60 of the best nurseries selling over 40,000 top quality and new release plants daily
3. Rockafellas from Buderim completed a wonderful formal entry for the 2006 Garden Expo

June 6, 2007  Expo expands after quick sell-out
 
Anticipation is building ahead of this years 23rd annual Queensland Home Garden Expo with sites already booked up over six weeks out from the event, forcing organisers to increase the size of the event to accommodate the growing demand.
 
The event, which is held at the Maroochy Showgrounds in Nambour, runs from July 6-8, and attracts over 20,000 visitors, garden lovers and horticulture professionals each year.   It is also proving to be a very popular calendar date for exhibitors with in excess of 350 site holders already booked in for this year.
 
Event organiser, Marion Beazley, is overwhelmed by the response and as a result has released a number of new sites for this year's expo to accommodate this growing demand. 
 
"The Queensland Home Garden Expo is now ranked number one in Queensland and places amongst the top five gardening events in the country, attracting a large array of quality exhibitors from around Australia, " said Marion.
 
"The escalating popularity of the event, has forced the expo to expand, giving many exhibitors who would like to get involved an opportunity to do so. This year's event will be bigger than previous years and promises to offer visitors more diversity than ever."
 
The expo will feature tantalising offerings from a large range of exhibitors including 60 of the best nurseries selling over 40,000 top quality and new release plants daily.
 
Everything from the latest garden tools, books, accessories, swimming pools, patios and decks, water tanks, compost bins, bush products, lawnmowers, garden art and more will be on-site over the three days. 
 
Some of Australia's leading garden gurus will be joining the expo, hosting lectures, demos and workshops.
 
Radio 4BC's Col Campbell, ABC radio host Annette McFarlane, Brisbane Botanical Gardens Curator Ross McKinnon and Phil Dudman, presenter on WIN TV's Gardening Gurus Show, will all be in attendance. 
 
"The event not only provides a wealth of information and inspiration for visitors, it is also a great and entertaining day out for all,"
 

June 20, 2007  Can you keep your garden beautiful… and have pets?

Have you often thought it impossible to have pets and a beautiful garden?  Well, you can have both and you can learn how to train your dog and design a pet-friendly garden at this year's Queensland Home Garden Expo. 

The 23rd annual Expo is being held at the Maroochy Showgrounds in Nambour from July 6-8 and will attract over 20,000 garden lovers and horticulture professionals.

Laurelle Earl-Oxley, from the Queensland Border Collie Club says there will be plenty of opportunities to learn how to create the perfect pet-friendly garden and avoid pets behaving badly through good garden design and positive dog training.

"People often assume that it is impossible to have a beautiful garden if you have pets and so I look forward to sharing some innovative ideas with visitors on how to design pet-friendly garden spaces for any yard - big or small, "said Laurelle.

There will be a number of lectures presented over the three day event to help pet owners understand how different animals and breeds can affect garden behaviour, as well as expert tips on creating the perfect hassle-free backyard.

Guest speakers will provide expert advice on materials that work well with dogs as well as plant selection that can withstand even the most energetic canine. The program at this years Expo will also look at how to have a lush green lawn without harmful chemicals and offers tips for growing fruit and veggies for the entire family - including the dog!

If it's a coat you're after for your pooch, Happy Hound Dog Coats are exhibiting a large range of hand-made dog coats in all sizes to keep your special friend warm this winter. There will even be a fashion parade on-site with some of the dogs roaming around the Expo showing off the latest range of fashion coats and accessories.

Renegade Pet Supplies will display their extensive range of leads, collars and harnesses for dogs and cats as well as personalised embroidered collars and leads for dogs.  And… your smaller pets don't have to miss out - also be sure to see their range of accessories for rats, guinea pigs and other small animals.

"Pets are a very important part of life for many of our visitors so we have brought in the experts to inform them on how beautiful gardens and pets can live in harmony," said Marion Beazley, the Expo Event Manager.

"The demand for exhibition stands has been higher than ever before this year and we have had to expand the size of our site to accommodate everyone.  Pet owners are yet another group of visitors who have realised how much valuable information is available to those who visit the Expo."

Graphic to the right: Two dogs on parade at the Expo featuring Happy Hound Dog Coats

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