Brisbane International Garden Show Kicks Off!

Posted On: 10/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

In October the Brisbane International Garden Show (BIGS) threw open it’s doors for the first time and what a show it turned out to be!  Spread over four days there were over a 100 talks and presentations by leading experts like Graham Ross, Jerry Coleby-Williams and our very own Claire Bickle.  Plus there were some stunning display gardens and over 100 exhibitors (including us).

Here are a few photos of the event to show you just how good it really was.  Click on each photo to see it larger.

We recommend you add it to your gardening calendar for next year and we’ll see you there!

Graham Ross and Steve Falcioni catching up

Display garden by Clint Kenny Design

Details of the garden by Clint Kenny Design

Planted straw hat and basket made a quirky display

New release Osteospermum “Blue Eyed Beauty” was hard to miss

Display garden Glasshouse by SJ Landscapes and Marian Long Landscape Architecture

The Brisbane Hipster Garden by Waterscapes Australia

Pitcher plants in the Brisbane Hipster Garden

Brilliant red celosia livened up the grounds planted in recycled pallets

The very unusual Sweet Spot Calypso rose was another plant that got our attention

Beautiful ginger (Alpinia pumila) with striking foliage

Display garden Orange Crush by Eden Landscape

Display garden Serendipity by Horticultural Training

There was a great selection of cacti and succulents for sale

Plus some clever succulent plantings in the Shipwrecked display garden

There were plenty of bromeliads for sale including this striking Orthophytum vagans

And the air plants (Tillandsias) were impressive too!

A new definition of the planter bed perhaps?

Steve catching up with Claire Bickle and Phil Dudman. These guys are always up for a good chinwag

The clever display garden Shipwrecked by Landscape Brisbane

The lovely Mandela’s Gold bird of paradise really stood out with it’s golden petals

Another favourite at the show were the hippeastrums in bloom

The display garden Backyard Evolution by A&R Evergreen

Noel Burdette dropped into the stand to see what was new in the world of OCP