Begonias-A-Plenty 2020 Brings the Largest Unique Showcase In Queensland

The largest begonia display in Queensland is back for another year at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Begonias-A-Plenty 2020 is a great opportunity for gardeners, horticulturists and green fingers to find a wide variety of begonias, including new hybrids, rare and endangered species.

Hosted by the Queensland Begonia Society, Begonias-A-Plenty will be underway on Saturday, the 29th of February 2020 at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium. The plant showcase will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

This will be the best time to buy begonia varieties that are not available at most nurseries.  Did you know that begonias do not grow naturally in Australia? Well, on display at this event are hundreds of begonia varieties created by Queensland and Australian growers. 

Photo Credit: Queensland Begonia Society

Aside from admiring the quality and variety of the begonias on display, guests may meet and talk to members of the Queensland Begonia Society for tips and advice on caring and growing begonias. 

By 10:00 a.m., a full-hour plant workshop will be underway, which will be followed by a “Name This Begonia” competition and a raffle draw. Guests may also peruse books for sale, as authored by local begonia experts. 

Begonias-A-Plenty is guaranteed to be an enjoyable and enriching full day for plant lovers. 

For further details about this event, phone (07) 5502 2579 or email (Shevanti Seneviratne).   

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Score Queensland-Made Items for Mum at the Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Pop-Up Shop

A special arts and crafts showcase is popping up at the Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, where you can score unique Queensland-made gift items for your beloved mum, just in time for Mother’s Day.

The pop-up shops will be open on Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th of April 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The stores will specifically be set up at the garden’s auditorium.

Hosted by the Brisbane Visual Arts Community (BVAC), the Mother’s Day pop-up shop will feature the creations of local artists and crafters like Kate Bray, Wendy Goode, Jan Steer, and Louise Sanders, who are members of different arts and crafts groups in Brisbane and Queensland.

Photo Credit: BVAC – Brisbane Visual Arts Community/Facebook

The Mother’s Day pop-up is the first of two events held by the BVAC every year. The second pop-up happens before the Christmas rush in November.

This is an opportunity for the art community in Brisbane to have a regular means to showcase their work to the public.

If you are an artist with a group of more than three members, you may also become part of the BVAC, which has monthly meetings at its home base in the Wellers Hill Arts Hub in Tarragindi.