The expo fills the Nambour showgrounds and includes everything a gardener in this part of the world would wish to see. There is such a wide variety of plants that can be grown in our climate and by the look of the plant stalls, most were on display.
This is just a small sample.
Some display gardens from landscapers showing off their wares.
I would love to create something like this in my backyard... if only we had room or the earthmoving equipment or the money it would cost ...
Maybe this is more realistic
Someone with a bromeliad addiction could have gone mad here. There were thousands on offer. I just looked. None came home with me.
Succulent fans would have found it hard to resist the temptation as well.
and orchid enthusiasts would have been like a child in a candy shop.
So many plants and all on sale.
I will admit a couple of cordylines almost came home with me, but I resisted.
Then there was the garden art
and roaming entertainers
They like frequent watering but MUST be well drained.
and of course Costas is always entertaining
They weren't kidding. This was a GIANT kitchen garden.
I thought this was a great idea for growing peas when you don't have much room - a pot, a post and a bicycle rim plus some twine to make the trellis.
This was cute - a nice way to display tea herbs
Don't think I'd use the good china though.
Surrounding the vegie gardens were stalls selling all manner of gardening tools and seeds and fertiliser, etc - even chickens.
We were very restrained with our purchases. For the first time we went away with no plants but lots of inspiration, details of local nurseries and garden product suppliers.