The Botanical Bazaar – Gold Coast’s Garden & Sustainability Festival is a community event held on the first weekend in August Every Year At Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang. The Rotary Club of Gold Coast stages the event not only to raise funds for its work in the community but also because it promotes healthy and sustainable living and supports small local businesses and entertainers.
There will be approx. 100 green inspired exhibitors, industry experts, garden walks & talks, workshops & demonstrations, botanical art, community groups and of course plants galore! Explore varied plant nurseries and landscape designers, shop for garden materials and tools, organic beauty products and botanical homewares. From composting to keeping chickens, creating habitat gardens to beekeeping, bushfood to food preservation and survival skills. Learn how to live off the grid and many other sustainable living concepts. Check out some 2023 Images
Discover the captivating Main Speaking area, The Barn, at the Botanical Bazaar—an enchanting haven where horticultural dreams come alive! Immerse yourself in a wealth of wisdom as esteemed experts like Costa Georgiadis, Sophie Thomson, Phil Dudman, Morag Gamble, and Jerry Coleby Williams take the stage, sharing their profound knowledge and passion for all things botanical. Prepare to be spellbound by engaging talks, practical tips, and inspiring stories that will empower you to transform your own green space. From gardening novices to seasoned enthusiasts, The Barn at the Botanical Bazaar is a must-visit sanctuary, igniting your love for nature and fostering a vibrant community of plant lovers.
Experience the remarkable Greenhouse at the Botanical Bazaar, where a world of sustainable living awaits! Delve into the future with expert speakers on Future Proofing your Life, sharing valuable insights on topics like simple food diversity, including bushtucker, and the wonders of Tiny Homes. Engage with interactive exhibits that showcase the best in sustainable practices, including Darren Stevens, a renowned Sustainability Educator, and fascinating displays on Composting toilets. Witness the marvels of nature with live bee and honey extraction exhibits, the mesmerizing hatching of chickens and ducklings with an educational session on candling, and delve into the realm of Koalas Food Trees with Chelsea Stevens from Jungle Plant Co. Discover a wealth of knowledge from native bird and plant experts and indulge in high-frequency food demonstrations that will leave you inspired to embrace a greener lifestyle. The Greenhouse at the Botanical Bazaar is an unmissable destination for those seeking sustainable living solutions and a deeper connection with the natural world.
Relax around The Musical Tree
Enjoy live music and entertainment. On Saturday we welcome headliner act Joseph Brown and SatisVibes – guaranteed to bring a dynamic, soul-humming kinda vibe. Sunday brings the welcome return of favourite local music artist Kate Leopold (& Treats) with some earthy, indie, acoustic folk music. There will also be buskers, stilt walkers and street entertainers.
The Birdwing’s Kid’s Hub will be offering family entertainment with a bunch of nature-inspired arts and crafts. The legendary floral swing will be back, created by the fabulous Julia Rose, along with Flower QUEENDOM!
Botanical Bazaar – Where Nature Lovers Connect. Some more 2023 Images by Mark Urquhart