Good Gardening Expo to delight green thumbs

Gardeners across the Redlands are gearing up for a day of inspiration at this year’s Redlands Good Gardening Expo on Saturday 16 April, from 9am to 3pm at Redland City Council’s IndigiScapes Centre.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the popular annual event drew green thumbs from far and wide, eager to learn more about all facets of gardening.

“From growing tasty organic food, native gardening and recycling green waste, this year’s expo boasts 18 sessions across three stages and workshops throughout the day, hosted by gardening gurus and wildlife experts,” Cr Williams said.

“Learn about the benefits of growing organically, what to plant where and when, and how to create your own compost from members of the Redlands Organic Growers.

“Hear Gennaro De Rosa’s secrets for growing from seed and Ingrid Dimock’s tips for keeping chickens and stingless bees in suburban backyards.

“Have your gardening questions answered by a panel of experts or learn more about the importance of butterflies in our gardens and how to add nutrients to your vegetables through worm farming.”

Division 7 Councillor-elect Murray Elliott said with advice about permaculture, managing mineral and microbe, suburban weed management and weed weaving, the expo offered plenty of inspiration for gardeners of all levels of experience.

“From easy composting solutions to ideas about how to use your produce, come and learn about healthy soil, high yield tropical vegies and incorporating bushtucker plants into your everyday cooking,” Cr Elliott said.

“Excite the senses with a sensory garden, find out how to create a no-dig garden in less than a day and how to grow free plants from cuttings.

“Learn how to easily create a wildlife-friendly backyard using natives, with plants and seeds available for sale, along with market and food stalls, kids’ activities and free live music throughout the day.”

Redlands Good Gardening Expo is proudly presented by Redland Organic Growers and IndigiScapes. Visit for a copy of the program or call 3824 8611 to learn more.

Redlands Good Gardening Expo

When: Saturday 16 April 2016, 9am – 3pm
Where: Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba
Free entry