Ipswich home gardeners expo

Please Note:

The Ipswich Home Gardener’s Expo has not been conducted since August 2019. This is due to COVID and the church building fire in May 2022. The church is currently undergoing a rebuild and half the church grounds are a construction site. There are no plans to re-commence the Ipswich Home Gardener’s Expo at this stage.

Ipswich Home Gardener’s Expo

The Glebe Garden Club’s annual “Ipswich Home Gardener’s Expo” is normally held on the fourth Saturday of August at the Glebe Road Uniting Church complex, Glebe Road, Booval, Ipswich. However, this may vary when there are five (5) Saturdays in August of a particular year.

There are a number of specialist guest speakers throughout the day from Ipswich and surrounding areas, as well as a renowned special guest speaker. The Mayor of Ipswich normally takes time out of their busy schedule to open the Garden Expo, mingle with the crowd and speak to people and stall holders.

The entrance fee is $5.00 per person, with children under 12 years free. Food is available on the day in the form of a sausage sizzle, sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee, and cold drinks. Due to popular demand, each year “The Fiddler’s Inn” provides musical entertainment throughout the day.

The Expo comprises many different stalls and speakers with a united focus on many varied aspects of gardening. Approximately 65 – 70 stalls normally consist of numerous plant stalls, water features, garden tools, garden products and ornaments, craft, bark painting, pots and hangers, and much more. Each year, the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich) adopts a local charitable organization to be part of the Garden Expo. Should they wish, they can conduct a stall and raise much needed funds for their cause.

The “Ipswich Home Gardener’s Expo” has proved a huge success in previous years, despite changing climatic conditions. Many people make a day of it in more ways than one. Some allow time to visit Queens Park to see the Nerima Japanese Garden, of which QCGC has financially supported part of that project. The heritage listed Glasshouse, recently restored by the Glebe Garden Club in conjunction with the Ipswich City Council, is also located in Queens Park.

This is a huge event and requires enormous support from many people. The support from the Ipswich City Council each year has been exemplary. The cooperation of all stallholders each year is outstanding which helps make a great day for all concerned. Each year, there are so many people that help make the Garden Expo such a huge success. Accordingly, The Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich) is enormously thankful to everyone involved in any way for helping make the “Ipswich Home Gardener’s Expo” such a huge success every year.