New Release Book 2013

Exclusive New Releases at the Ipswich Plant Expo

Announcing the launch of ‘Garden Escapees become Environmental Weeds

Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Venue: ‘How To’ Stage

Presenter: Bruce Tinworth (for Ipswich SGAP)

The aims and objectives of this publication are to:

  • Raise the public’s awareness of the issue of environmental weeds and reduce the weed management burden imposed upon taxpayers, conservation volunteers and the natural environment.
  • Highlight the inappropriateness of potentially invasive plants that displace unique and iconic Australian native flora.
  • Assist gardeners in making local native species their first choice, instead of accepting plants from thousands of kilometres away; thus demonstrating a pride in the unique plants endemic to their region.
  • Stimulate increased interest in the selective breeding of the listed alternatives and other native species so that future generations of gardeners can enjoy significantly more Australian native plants.

Normal RRP price $15.
Exclusive launch price at the Ipswich Plant Expo is only $10 and includes a free poster.


Book launch: Garden Escapees become Environmental Weeds by Bruce Tinworth

Book launch: Garden Escapees become Environmental Weeds by Bruce Tinworth


New Releases 2013

Exclusive New Releases at the Ipswich Plant Expo

Aloe-Aloe Horticulture is pleased to announce that we will be releasing two exciting new sun perennials for use by gardeners and landscapers for the first time in Australia at the Ipswich Plants Expo this year.

These 2 hybrid aloes are the result of a 35 year breeding program by the worlds leading aloe breeder Leo Thamm in South Africa and now enhance the aloe-aloe range to 29 unique cultivars for our harsh garden conditions. The Aloe-Aloe collection is available in all states of Australia in garden centres, nurseries and chain stores- Some are flowering bedding plants, some flowering shrubs and others small flowering trees.
All of these hybrid aloes sold are clones of unique selected superior plants with proven hybrid vigour so that gardeners and landscapers can be guaranteed quality plants that will always perform and outshine other seed grown aloes. This new generation of SUPER PLANTS are stronger, cope better with a wider range of extremes (rain ,dry, heat and cold) but also have stunning flower displays that last longer and flower younger, with superior and wide ranging colour tones.

These 2013 releases are:

  • Ivory Dawn ™ 
Aloe 'Ivory Dawn'

Aloe ‘Ivory Dawn’

  • First Gold ™
Aloe 'First Gold'

Aloe ‘First Gold’

Get your hands on these plant FIRST at stand #C28

Community event of the year 2013


The Ipswich Plant Expo won the Ipswich City Council’s Community Event of the Year – Community Category Winner!

Award Details

Let’s all work together to make the 2013 event even bigger and etch the event into every gardener’s calendar.

For more information about being involved as an exhibitor, go to our Stall Holders page.

To learn more about what to expect when visiting the event, go to our Event or Speakers pages.

Garden gurus speakers

The Ipswich Plant Expo is pleased to secure the following speakers for the event on 9-10th March 2013.

These well known garden personalities span print media, radio, television and online. We have collated most of the best known horticulturists to provide informative and relevant gardening advice and practical tips to ensure you create a successful garden in South East Queensland, focusing on the what works well in the local subtropical climate.

2013 guest speakers are:

  • Paul Plant
  • Clair Levander
  • Arno King
  • Claire Bickle
  • Brian Sams
  • Rod Hultgren
  • Barbara Beerling
  • Stephen Flood

Click here for more information about the speakers.