Gardening and Lifestyle Events

Mary Poppins Festival

The Mary Poppin’s Festival was held from 26 to 29 August 2021 in conjunction with the Maryborough Open Gardens. This year’s Festival presents a 4 day program of storytelling for all ages through all art forms. From music concerts backstage and onstage at the Brolga to pop up performances in the Bond Store Basement. The signature event is the Mary Poppins Festival Day in the Park where Maryborough’s glorious heritage streetscapes are transformed into scenes from the Poppins novels. Nannies race each other pushing prams in the great Nanny Challenge, chimney sweeps compete in the Chimney Sweep Dash while Mary Poppins characters come to life from the pages of books and mingle with the crowd. Visit the web site.

Queensland Garden Expo

The Queensland Garden Expo was held on 9, 10 and 11 July 2021 at the Nambour Showgrounds. Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2021 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. Held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour this three-day expo is Queensland’s premier gardening event attracting 40,000 + visitors from all over Australia and New Zealand. Some of Australia’s leading Gardening experts take part in three days of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops. Visit the web site

Tamborine Camellia & Magnolia Festival

The festival will showcase 5 open gardens featuring winter flowering Camellias and Magnolias. There will also be plant sales and a guest speaker from the Camellia Society. The Festival was held on 30 and 31 July 2021. For further information and to purchase tickets visit the web site.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

The Carnival of Flowers was a full month of activities in September 2021 with the Floral Parade scheduled for Saturday 18 September. For further information visit the web site.

Open Gardens in South East Queensland

Information about gardens that are open to the public in the South East Queensland region. Visits to these gardens are by appointment only. A charge may be made by the owner to offset the cost of insurance and maintenance. Visit the web site

Maryborough Open House

2020 has been one of many changes. Maryborough Open House was delivered online as a series of insightful videos and Maryborough Open Gardens blossomed (pardon the pun) into its own standalone event. Going forward Open House will not take place as a full day event, but rather will move to become a part of the Australian Heritage Festival and will see a program of talks, tours, exhibitions and special events in May 2021. For events relating to the Australian Heritage Festival please like and follow, Our Fraser Coast.

Wondai 2021 Spring Garden Expo

Discover the diversity of gardening with the expo scheduled for the 25 and 26 September 2021. Visit the expo web site for further information.

Don’t forget Maryborough Open Gardens 2022

Maryborough Open Gardens will be held on the weekend of 27 and 28 August 2022. Town gardens will be open on Saturday 27 August and country/rural gardens will be open on Sunday 28 August.  

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