Taking place at the Belmont Shooting Complex on Saturday 27 November and Sunday 28 November, the Tropical Foilage Festival is bringing together a whole heap of tropical plant growers in one space. You’ll be able to buy as many beautiful foilage plants as you can carry, get advice and see demos among a whole heap of other things going on across the two days of the event.
The Tropical Foilage Festival has come a long way since its humble beginnings when a number of members helped Trevor Crawford prepare his garden for a big plant sale event. That same year, the Bromeliad Society of Queensland, The Palm & Cycad Society of Southeast Queensland and Brisbane Heliconias got in on the act as well and joined the sale with all their specialist plants.
Since then, the community has grown and spread and this year’s event is looking to be a bumper festival with new release, rare plants and old favourites offering the best quality cordylines, bromeliads, gingers, costas, heliconias, orchids, palms, Aroids and much more coming from all around the state.
This year’s event will also see a monster raffle with the winner being drawn on the Sunday. While we’re not so sure what will be up for grabs, we’re pretty confident that the lucky winner will be going home with some pretty special tropical plants.
Guest speakers at the Tropical Foilage Festival include Tropical Garden designer Dennis Hundscheidt, who will be trying to help novices out with plenty of bang-on information about starting a tropical garden, and ‘King of Ferns’ author Darryl Ruprecht.
Two highlights of the festival will be the central plant display as well as the rare plant auction that takes place on Saturday.
Tropical Foilage Festival details
When: Saturday 27 November and Sunday 28 November
Where: Belmont Shooting Complex
Cost: $4 for adults