Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair 2018

Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair






May 26th and 27th at Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Toowong – 8.30 am to 4 pm

$5 entry fee, children under 15 free

There will be a wonderful range of specialist plant nurseries with a terrific range of interesting plants available, from camellias, orchids, succulents, bromelliads and cacti, clivias and other fab bulbs, carnivorous plants, rare and old fashioned perennials, as well as great garden product stalls.

A great range of guest speakers, food and drink, coffee, a plant crèche, ATMs available

The gardens are at Mt Coot-tha Rd, Brisbane, and the fair will be at the auditorium and all the surrounding grounds of the building

Guest Speakers-

Jerry Coleby-Williams ( Current presenter from ABC’s Gardening Australia and  Gardening radio ) – ’Is That Plant Genuinely Collectable?’ at 12pm each day . Jerry will also have his own table of plants for sale that he has lovingly grown from his own garden

Angus Stewart ( Past presenter from ABC’s Gardening Australia and accomplished Author ) ‘Breeding and developing Australian native plants’ at 11 am Saturday and Sunday

Michael Ferraro ( World Plant Hunter and importer of rare and exotic plants, has worked extensively within the Cairns and Noong Nooch  botanic gardens in Thailand)  – ‘ A Plant Hunters Passion’ Saturday 1.30 and Sunday at 10am

Barbara Wickes ( Founder of the Perennial Poppies Group and Cottage Garden champion) – ‘ Perfect Plant Choices For The Sub-tropical Cottage Garden’  at 10am Saturday

Noel Burdette (respected horticulturist, plantsman and consultant)– ‘Growing And Enjoying Unusual Plants’ will be our final speaker at 1pm on Sunday

Be in the draw to win wonderful garden prizes with each speaker!


Food for this year’s event will be offered by the Vietnam War Veterans Association ( Bribie Island Branch) They will have tasty and fresh options for all ages, with hamburgers, egg and bacon burgers, sausage sizzle and vegetarian options, a good range of drinks too . Please be sure to help support them while at the show so they can raise valuable funds to support the community. There is also the Botanic Gardens café.

Have a look at their Facebook page to see posts about the nurseries that will be there plus lots of other info-