Saturday, 7 October

It’s finally back: an event for plant lovers everywhere!
The Plantapalooza plant festival, our celebration of spring and all things plants, returns to the Saturday Fresh Market in October.

Located at our new undercover venue at 385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea, Plantapalooza will feature thousands of indoor and outdoor plants, flowers and succulents, as well as the 100 regular stalls the Saturday Fresh Market offers every week.

With plenty of demonstrations from handy stallholders and horticulture experts as well as lots of activities for the kids, Plantapalooza has everything you need to give your garden a makeover on a budget.

Start your weekend off right by walking the aisles full of plants, fresh produce, deli items, meats, cheeses, baked goods, flowers and more before enjoying a delicious breakfast from quality food stalls while being entertained by live music in the food court.

You’ll find all this and more at the Saturday Fresh Market’s Plantapalooza plant festival from 6am to 1pm on Saturday, 7 October at 385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea.

What’s on at Plantapalooza

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Talks and demonstrations with our gardening experts
How to propogate succulents

Head down to Echevarias in Oz to find out how to propogate succulents.

Time: 7-7.15am
Location: Echevarias in OZ

Create successful hanging baskets

Learn how to create a successful hanging baskets in this talk from Kookaburra Park.

Time: 7.30-7.45am
Location: Kookaburra Park

Make an enclosed terrarium

Join Pretty Tied Up to learn the what and how of putting a terrarium together, how to make it look beautiful and last a long time, and how to care for your terrarium once you get home in this popular workshop.

Cost is $55 with all equipment, plants,soil and guidance provided.

Walk-ins welcome, but to secure your ideal time book at the stall or via Facebook prior to the event.

Time: 7.30-8am, 9-10.30am, 11-12.30pm Location: Pretty Tied Up

Gardening with natives

Join Cesar from Inca Plants to find out all about gardening with natives in South East Queensland.

Time: 7.30-7.45am
Location: Inca Plants

Propagating fruit trees

Our friends at Goodna Nursery will be on hand to tell you all about propagating fruit trees using grafting.

Time: 9.40-9.55am
Location: Goodna Nursery

Arranging cut flowers

Join Multi Flowers for tips on the art of creating flower arrangements in vases and bowls. Florists will be taking questions on arranging bouquets with cut flowers and foliage.

Time: 10.30-10.45am
Location: Multi-Flowers

Learn about the environment in your garden, home and community
Attract butterflies to your garden

Learn how to be a citizen scientist to take part in Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count and attract these flying beauties to your garden.

Time: 10.15-10.30
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

Attract bees to your garden

Join our resident bee experts, Beelieve Honey, to learn all about attracting bees to your garden and you can learn about the delicious honey they sell at the Saturday Fresh Market each week.

Time: 10.45-11am
Beelieve Honey

Improve recycling at home

Recycling is not only a great way to help our environment, but it can also be fun! Veolia will be on hand at Plantapalooza to provide information on how to recycle and be waste wise.

Time: All day
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

Learn about creek transformation

Catch up with Brisbane Sustainability Agency’s Oxley Creek Transformation team to find out how they are transforming Oxley Creek into a world-class, green lifestyle and leisure destination. There will be an opportunity for visitors to provide feedback as well as a colouring-in activity featuring birdlife found in the area.

Time: All day
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

Care for our waterways

The Oxley Creek Catchment Association will be on hand to tell you all about Oxley Creek and what steps you can take to care for our local waterways.

Time: All day
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

How to identify fire ants

Learn how to identify fire ants and help eradicate this invasive pest with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Time: All day
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

Learn about flood recovery

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services will be on hand to help you to prepare your family home for storms, flood and fire, and how to go about recovering after a disaster.

Time: All day
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

Fun activities for the kids of all ages
Meet the dinosaurs

Join Dino Encounters for a free kids show featuring fossicking and dinosaurs.

Time: 10-11am
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

Make a fairy garden

Pop into Pretty Tied Up with the kids and they can make their own fairy garden to take home with them. From $17.50 per child, which includes three fairy garden items, plants, a fairy bucket and everything you need.

Time: All day
Location: Pretty Tied Up

Decorate a garden pot

Little Garden Growers will provide free garden pot decorating and other fun activities for the kids to enjoy.

Time: All day
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

Meet the reptiles

True Blue Reptiles will provide you with an entertaining, educating and engaging show with real live reptiles! Full of fast, fun and fascinating facts about our incredible native reptiles, this is a show not to be missed.

Time: 9-11am
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

Jump for joy

There will be free jumping castles to keep the kids active and happy.

Time: All day
Location: Plantapalooza Zone

All your market favourites
Aisles of plants

Browse aisles of greenery in our expanded plant section which includes indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, succulents, herbs and vegetable seedlings.

Expert advice

Get the right information for your gardening project from our expert horticulturists who bleed green.

Amazing variety

Find that perfect piece, large or small, indoor or outdoor, that’s exactly what you need to add a touch of colour and life to your home or office.

Expand your knowledge

Ever wanted to know more about bee keeping? Seed germination? Water conservation? Lawn maintenance? We’ve got industry experts willing to impart their knowledge.

Fantastic food trucks

If you work up an appetite browsing the aisles of the Saturday Fresh Market, we have a huge selection of food trucks selling international cuisine and Brisbane’s best breakfasts.

Fresh fruit and vegetables

While you are decking out your garden, you can also shop for all your fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and seafood, deli and bakery items, eggs and honey, herbs and spices as well as gourmet and artisinal products.

Family adventure

Plantapalooza will offer something for the whole family, providing a great day out and a shopping adventure in our undercover, outdoor environment.

Take a sneak peak at previous years

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