Kitchen and garden become one at Queensland Garden Expo

The Giant Kitchen Garden will be a drawcard at this weekend's Queensland Garden Expo for people keen to know how to grow and prepare herbs, fruit and vegies.

"We've had this feature for about six years or so but every year it grows in popularity," event manager Marion Beazley said.

"So many people are becoming interested in growing their own food and that's what it's all about - growing your own food, having chooks in your backyard and becoming reasonably sustainable in your backyard."

About 35,000 garden enthusiasts from across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria are expected at the three-day event at the Nambour Showgrounds from tomorrow to Sunday.

"This year, we're thrilled to be welcoming over 55 nurseries and look forward to launching a range of new plant varieties,'' Ms Beazley said.

"We're already starting to see the showgrounds transform, with the landscape garden displays under construction and the foundations being laid for the fully planted garden bed in the Giant Kitchen Garden area.

"Both areas are always a hot favourite at the expo, offering inspiration and ideas that can be taken home and incorporated into visitors' backyards."

Ms Beazley said a team of landscapers would be on hand each day to offer expert advice on creating a backyard paradise and to answer any curly questions.

This year marks the expo's 30th anniversary.

Garden Expo

WHEN: Tomorrow to Sunday

WHERE: Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Ave, Nambour

DETAILS: www.qldgardenexpo.com.au



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