The Tropic Plant Spectacular is back! We are bigger and better than previous years, so we have moved the event to:

Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Auditorium
152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Mt Coot-tha

Come On Down to the Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens Auditorium for the GREATEST Plant Sale Ever!!

The First 50 Customers Through The Door, Receive A Free Philodendron Paradiso Verde Plant!! You'll have to visit The Tropic Gardener Garden Centre in Kenmore to collect 😉

There Will Be Giveaways, And A FABULOUS Collection Of Rare And Collectable Plants.

We'll also have Horticultural Reps available on the day from Rocky Point & Brunnings, so get your gardening questions ready!

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How It Will Work On The Day

Remember to bring your empty boxes and plant crates to take your new babies home.

Parking is available onsite at the Botanical Gardens.  

Remember to queue at the Auditorium (you'll see The Tropic Gardener's gazebo) if you want to be one of the first 50 in the door to receive a FREE Philodendron Paraiso Verde plant!

You will receive a ticket for your free plant and you can collect during the following week at The Tropic Gardener Garden Centre at 12 Marshall Lane Kenmore. You'll have till Sunday the 12th of May 3pm to collect!

The Botanical Gardens Cafe is located at the other end of the car park if you wish to purchase food and drinks.

Cash and eftpos are available. 

The Auditorium has toilet amenities.

*** Please note that you will have to pay EACH SELLER in their stall for your plants***

Youngleaf was born in a small backyard in Sydney before expanding into a full production nursery in Noosa hinterland. It is the Brainchild of Florian (Flo) and Sophie. They have a particular interest in Shade foliage and Indoor plants. Youngleaf will always remain a small production nursery with a high focus on quality over quantity.
Their favourite plants to grow are Velvet Philodendron and the whole Marantaceae family.

Florian Boisset - Youngleaf

Jordan is the owner of The Tropic Gardener, having scaled the business up from a market stall 5 years ago into this wonderful nursery you see today. Jordan’s passion for plants knows no bounds and he loves gathering plant lovers, growers and collectors together, hence why he started The Tropic Plant Spectacular‼️
Jordan loves all plants, but orchids would be a fave.

Jordan Tkatchenko - The Tropic Gardener

Lee has been playing with plants for most of her life and could never really understand that you could like only one genus with so many interesting plants around. Therefore she is an eclectic plant lover, but Begonias are her favourite. Lee is a member of many plant societies and spends most of her days either working on her plant collections and volunteering at plant shows. Lee will have a large amount of beautiful Begonias available for sale!

Lee Thorneycroft

A Brisbane horticulturist who has worked in the local nursery industry for over 40 years. More than 35 years of those travelling with many trips through 15 tropical countries pursuing an interest in Heliconias, Gingers, Bromeliads, Aroids, and other rainforest monocots as well as an ever-expanding interest in other plant groups.
Come and visit Bruces stall for the most amazing Aroids and Tillandsias!

Bruce Dunstan

Steve has been collecting plants for over 40 years. He is well known and highly respected in the plant world. Steve has a passion for sub-tropical and tropical. You will definitely find an old favourite or unicorn plant at Steve’s stall!

Steve Flood

Paul is the owner of Gotcha Plants, after taking over the business from a dear friend nearly 5 years ago. Paul grows and sells collectable plants as well as his carnivorous plants. He has a particular passion for plants that help our environment.

Paul Zillman - Gotcha Plants

Ben from Queensland Succulents has been growing plants for 10 years. He specialises in growing and collecting succulents, cacti, euphorbia and oxalis.He will have a wide range of plants available at The Tropic Plant Spectacular!

Ben Maxwell -  Qld Succulents

What was initially a hobby, has turned into a family-run Specialist Bromeliad Nursery. Mal and Michelle Cameron are passionate Bromeliad collectors. Their journey expanded when they embraced the challenge of importing Bromeliads into Australia from renowned hybridizers. They have a diverse collection of high-quality, new, and uncommon Bromeliads, including an array of imported Neoregelias and Vrieseas. Their special focus lies in crafting innovative Vrieseas hybrids, adding a unique touch to the Bromeliads they will have on offer!

M&M's Bayside Bromeliads - Mal & Michelle Cameron

Neil started breeding plants as a child, studied Horticulture at University and has been ‘playing’ with plants ever since. Along with wife Lisa they operate Odd Spot Plants and grow a range of variegate, rare and unusual plants from seeds and cuttings (No Tissue Culture). They are passionate about the environment and strive to grow all their plants using biologicals instead of chemicals.

Neil & Lisa Paterson - Odd Spot Plants

With a lifelong passion for all things green, Suzy is a passionate plant enthusiast who has built an impressive collection that spans various plant families, genera and species. However, Suzy’s main plant-love is Aroids (the Araceae family) particularly the genus Anthurium, and she has many species of Anthurium and also many hybrids. She also collects various other genera as well! At The Tropic Plant Spectacular, Suzy will have a range of aroids available for sale, including Anthurium species and some amazing hybrids, and also some other rare and hard to find plants, such as ‘Ant plants’. Please come and check them out, and let’s talk plants!

Suzy Perry

Ab Fab Plants is an established wholesale nursery from the northern rivers of NSW who have been operating since 2008. Lyn and Broni pride themselves on good quality plants, and having unusual or hard to get varieties. These include heliconias, ornamental gingers, calatheas, palms and more. On their 6 acre property, they grow many heliconias to supply rhizomes to the nursery industry and cut flowers to florists. In recent years, they have been concentrating on developing and planting their ornamental garden, called Crew Garden. This garden in the Northern Rivers of NSW is open for public viewing once a year with the proceeds going to charity.

Ab Fab Plants -  Lyn Crehan & Broni Carthew

At ZiSculptures , we’re not just offering sculptures; we’re providing one-of-a-kind gifts with purpose. Our values drive everything we do: Durable Quality: Each sculpture is meticulously crafted by skilled Zimbabwean artists who pour their passion for African flora and fauna into every piece. Sustainability: We’re committed to environmental responsibility, using 100% recycled materials such as car bonnets, scrap metal offcuts, and 44-gallon drums. Ethical: Our business practices support positive employment pathways for talented artists in Zimbabwe, contributing to their livelihoods and communities.

ZiSculptures -  Brad & Lara Johnson

Rocky Point is striving to build a community of avid and occasional gardeners focused on raising awareness and use of healthy, sustainable growing practices We supply exceptional growing media that in turn creates exceptional gardens! Bring the family, come talk to Sam and the team, and play corn toss to win some prizes!! And, we can also provide you with product recommendations that will help your garden thrive!

Rocky Point - Samantha Hoffman

Mega Giveaway Raffle!

Remember to scan the QR Code at the event any time between 9am and 2pm and add your details to go into the draw to win some of these great prizes.The winners will be announced the following Tuesday and you can collect your prize from The Tropic Gardener Garden Centre at 12 Marshall Lane, Kenmore 4069!

You will have to the following Sunday 12th May to collect.

If not collected by then, your prize will be redrawn.

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