Is your green thumb tingling? Heading to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha is always a great way to scratch that itch, but on May 26 and 27, it'll be even better than usual. You can walk through greenery and soak in the splendour of nature, as usual — and scour the auditorium for race specimens to take home with you.
For the third year, the Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair returns with a weekend-long market dedicated to all things green and growing. Browse and buy hard -to-find and unusual plant species from around the world, spanning bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs, orchids, herbs, cacti and succulents, and exotic tropical plants. There'll be sales, guest speakers, and food and drink options.
Plus, in the kind of smart move an experienced garden whiz — and garden shopping whiz — obviously planted, the fair will boast a plant cloak room so that you can purchase some growing goodies, leave them somewhere safe and keep perusing. Parking your new flowering pals will set you back a gold coin, with the garden creche run by the Friends of the Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum.