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Thousands turn up for Botanical Bazaar 2017!

What an amazing event we had in 2017! It was a perfect Spring Sunday to celebrate all things nature. Thank you to the thousands of people who attended the Botanical Bazaar, plus our inspiring speakers, our quirky creatives and unique wonderful exhibitors. As written by Nicholas McElroy, Gold Coast Bulletin on September 4, 2017 “GARDENING enthusiasts turned out in spades for the Gold Coast’s biggest gardening exhibition yesterday. More than 5000 people took..... [Read more]

Botanical Bazaar Blooms this Spring!

Botanical Bazaar Blooms this Spring! The Gold Coast’s biggest Gardening Expo, the Botanical Bazaar is back by popular demand and will again be supported by Tropical Fruit World. On Sunday, 3 September, the Botanical Bazaar will be blooming in its new 13-hectare home at the Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang. With celebrity gardens, more than 80 green inspired exhibitors, interactive workshops and kid’s activities, the Bazaar is expected to be a drawcard for th..... [Read more]

Appertiser of Botanical Bazaar

On Saturday 12th August at The Kitchens, Robina Town Shopping Centre, the Botanical Bazaar, supported by Tropical Fruit World will present a sneaky appetiser of what to expect at the Gold Coast Gardening Expo. The appetiser will include free educational delights and botanical beauty, giving you a taste of what to expect at the Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Gardening Expo (officially held Sunday 3rd September at Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang). Here is what to exp..... [Read more]

Gold Coast Kids Go Green

Gold Coast Kids Go Green! WIN A SHARE OF $2,200 IN CASH AND PRIZES PLUS A VISIT FROM COSTA, HOST OF ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA FOR YOUR GOLD COAST PRIMARY SCHOOL! We are excited to anounce that along with Natura Education and Composta Australia we have launched a competition to encourage Gold Coast Primary School students to think a little greener. We are now on the search for nature loving teachers and parents to be the driving force behind the competition and share ..... [Read more]

World Environment Day 3 Things You Can Do

5th June, 2017 is World Environment Day. World Environment day is recognized as a reminder that today is the day you can make a small change, which will make a big difference! But what exactly do we classify as the environment and what can you do to help it? The Environment The environment is everything in the world the surrounds us and affects life on earth. This includes water cycles, plants, animals, air, food chains and other humans. Research is continuously bei..... [Read more]

4 Ways To “Fake” A Great Garden

4 Ways To Fake A Great Garden Sometimes you don’t have room for a large garden, or you just can’t afford the upkeep. Gardens can be tough to maintain, so when you find a hack that will make your gardening life a bit easier, why not consider them! Here are a few ways you can “fake” a great garden, without too much hassle or cash! Fake It ‘Til You Make It If your backyard is too small or it’s paved, chances are you don’t have much grass around. Grass is ..... [Read more]

See the Flow, Taste the Honey

Have you heard of the Flow Hive? You may have seen one the team members of the Botanical Bazaar post a pic or two on Facebook Botanical Bazaar showing us extracting honey from our own Flow Hive. Check it out > The Flow system is a whole new way of extracting honey from Langstroth-style European honeybee hives. The brood box stays the same and when it comes to taking care of bees, but you still need to know how to look after your bees. We recommend attending a Bee..... [Read more]

Learn how to Make a Glass Jar Garden

You don’t need an outdoor yard or balcony to grow lots of plants. Small house plants can be planted together to make a glass jar garden. This can make for an eye-catching display that needs very little watering or care. To make one of these cuties you need; Small Clay Pallets Large Clear Jar Small Charcoal pieces (or small pebbles/river rocks) Fine compost Long handled Spoon Water Small plants that love humidity Add expandable clay pallets for drainage to t..... [Read more]

New Garden Vegetable Selection in 3 Steps

3 Steps to planning a New Garden When it comes time to start planning your vegetable garden for a new season, or if you are starting a new garden, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you have the best yield. Once you have a garden area planned and know where you want to grow your garden, take some time to notice a few things. How much light will this new garden receive? What other vegetation or trees are growing near by the new garden? And wh..... [Read more]

It’s all about the Soil!

Soil – Your Secret to Success! Growing a vegetable garden is easy, fun, and rewarding. Once you know what you want to grow, and how you want to lay your garden out, you need to focus on the medium you will be using – the soil. Soil, for the most part, is the most important element of your vegetable garden. The right soil will help increase your yield, protect from disease, and provide nutrients to your plants, which in the long run, increases the harvest..... [Read more]

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  • These gorgeous flowers are from the Marguerite Daisy Standard. The plant is about 1.5m tall, topiary shaped, full of flowers and absolutely stunning.
  • You've got to love spring! These giant Russian sunflowers 🌻 sure do!
  • These gorgeous garden ladies were hand crafted by the team at Multicap Monte Lupo. This not for profit nurture people with disabilities to get crafty. We were honoured to be able to provide them with a complimentary place at the 2017 Botanical Bazaar to promote their charity and sell their stunning botanical art.
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Image by @fringeandfodder #botanicalart #botanicalartist #workingwithadisability #craft #talent #gardenart #botanicalbazaar
  • Flashback to 6weeks ago when Kadie from @generalmedia.au went for a ride at the #botanicalbazaar on the Botanical Bike made by @ezikielcreative 🌻 A big shoutout goes to @gcbulletin for taking this pic and being such a great supporter of the event. 🚴 
#botanicalart #bikeriding #bike #yellowbike #botanicalbike #flowerbike #yellow #art #goldcoastart #goldcoastevent #goldcoastbulletin #rideyourbike #gardenart #gardeningaustralia
  • How awesome are Airplants! This Tillandsia has yellow flower spikes and some flower pods that have exploded and will secure themselves to the mother plant and grow. There must be over 30 fully grown plants within the clump and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It's the plant that just keeps giving. .
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  • There was so much to look at within this exhibitor stall! Besides the lovely Dorothy who you may see volunteering or gardening all over the #GoldCoast, there was the @ediblescapes mandala, upcycled jean gardens, bug homes & delicious compost. The edible forest is planned to get planted out at Country Paradise in #Nerang. To learn more or volunteers, visit their page.
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#volunteers #volunteerwork #ediblegarden #edibleforest #gardeningaustralia #gardens #countryparadise
  • Today is the start of Australia National Gardening Week 2017 AND WE HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR YOU!

Comment below 
1. ONE thing you will do in the garden this week plus
2. ONE thing you will do to encourage others to start gardening

National Gardening Week offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the simple joys of gardening and to highlight the associated environmental, social and health benefits. 
Whether it be maintaining a few pots on a balcony, a suburban backyard or a large country expanse, the enjoyment, the improved mental and physical wellbeing and the satisfaction gardeners gain from ‘getting their hands dirty’ is universal.

#gardeningaustralia #gardening #garden #gardeningweek #goldcoast #botanicalgardens #gardens #organicgardening #urbangardening #growyourown #grow #dig #gardenparty #plant #seed #kidsgardening
  • Can you guess what #edible plant this flower is from? 
We love letting edibles go to #flower to encourage little pollinators and collect seeds for the next planting.
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#pollinate #gardeningaustralia #garden #white #gardening #organicgarden #organicgardener #organicgardenermag #urbangardener #urbangardens #backyardgardening #goldcoastgarden
  • Spring Onion flower with a swimming cap on 😂
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#gardeningaustralia #springonion #showercap #grow #plant #gardening #goldcoastgarden #gardeningaustraliamag #organicgardening #organicgardenermag #urbangardening #visitgoldcoast #goldcoast #growyourown #growyourownfood #seed #flower

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