The Spring Wondai Garden Expo.
The Spring Wondai Garden Expo. Tobi Loftus

Your guide to the Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

ONE of Queensland's most diverse garden expos returns to Wondai this weekend.

Visitors to the annual Wondai Autumn Garden Expo can expect everything from stunning garden concepts, small business stalls, flowers, vegies and heaps more.

Last year the garden expos, held in both autumn and spring, attracted more then 120 exhibitors at each event, including more than 50 nurseries.

If you've got a business that offers products or services that focus on gardening, outdoor living, household products, crafts or more, the expo is the ideal location to build your brand.

Wondai Garden Expo committee president Helen Young said she thought of the phrase: 'Agriculture is necessary for a living. Horticulture makes life worthwhile'.

"Every time Garden Expo comes around I am mindful of just how essential both of these pursuits are to the quality of our lives,” Mrs Young said.

"Whether we grow just a few plants in pots, or farm over hectares of land, the principals are the same. Caring for the environment, careful selection and care of plant species and varieties, and husbanding the resources of water and soil are all vital aspects of this oldest of professions.”

In addition to the great stalls, you can expect guest speakers and entertainment across the whole weekend and a multi-draw raffle.

The expo kicks off at the Wondai Sportsground on Saturday and continues through until Sunday.

Gates at the grounds open at 8am on both days, with the event ending at 4.30pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday.

Entry is $5 for adults, for one day, and $8 for a two-day pass.

Children under the age of 15 can enter for free.

If you'd like to get involved in this great event, new members are always welcome.

You can contact the committee by emailing info@wondaigarden or phone 41689297.

The expo weekend also plays host to the South Burnett Orchid Society's annual show.

The orchid show, which takes place in the Diggers Room of the Wondai RSL, includes flowers and plants for sale, raffles, pots, mixes, stakes and books.

Councillor Kathy Duff will open the show at 9.30am and present prizes to the winners at 2.45pm.

Entry to the orchid show is $3. For more information, phone 0427968128.


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