New sponsor 2014 AIH

Welcome Australian Institute of Horticulture Inc. (AIH) as a new supporter for the 2014 Ipswich Plant Expo.Australian Institute of Horticulture

The Institute is an professional body for qualified horticulturists across Australia and overseas.

AIH will be sponsoring the ASK & SOLVE CORNER.

For more information about AIH, check out their dedicated page on our website.

2014 dates announced

Planning is now well underway for the 2014 event to be held on 8-9th March.

The floor plan is being updated and adjusted after feedback from both the public and exhibitors. Due to the demand from exhibitors, we are making more space available for more exhibitors but are reinforcing our intent in creating a fun experience for gardeners who are keen to seek out information and to buy plants.

More details will be released in due time.

Thank you for your patience.

2013 Prize Winners

Winners are happy gardeners

Congratulations to the following winners of the raffle.

1st Prize – R Munro of Mt Crosby

2nd Prize – D Mackay of Ipswich

3rd Prize – K Hennelly of Eastern Heights Ipswich

The raffle raised over $900 for the Ipswich Hospice Centre. Thank you to all the exhibitors that donated items for the prize table.

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

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.