Most coming events are listed in a number of places:

     Karana Downs Garden Club Inc monthly newsletter.

     Emails from the Club Secretary.

     Notice board at monthly meetings.

     QCGC website.

     Queensland Open Gardens.

     Queensland Special Events.

Karana Downs
Garden Club Inc

Date: Sunday 24th September 2017.
Sessions: 9am - 12 noon
                 1pm - 4pm
Cost: $30 per person (includes entry to the garden) 
Venue: Coucals Garden, 8 Belah Street, Mount Crosby


The High Tea will be served on the verandah adjoining the Wisteria/Orchid Courtyard by the Kenmore Bridge Club Inc
who will benefit financially.
Tables from 2 to 8 persons can be booked for a session.

Phone: 32010439


2nd to 9th November 2017
We will be arriving and departing from Auckland Airport but anyone is welcome to meet us there or add on their own holiday after the tour.
The tour will be taking in both public and private gardens, heritage homes, a market, pioneer village and walking around a Lake Sanctuary.  The group will be staying at the Novotel in Ellerslie near Auckland for 3 nights and then travelling by coach to New Plymouth and staying 4 nights at the Hobson Novotel.  A short flight from New Plymouth will take us back to Auckland and then home or you may wish to travel on further afield on your own. 
The cost for twin share is $1500 per person excluding air fares.
The cost for a single person is $2117 excluding air fares.
If you are interested in this tour, you could put your name down in case there is a cancellation. 

Contact: Jan Flanigan at

The first Tuesday of November finds the Club at a member's house (and garden) to celebrate the big race. Catering is on a 'bring-a-plate' basis and drinks are provided. As well as sweepstakes, a hat competition adds some fun to the day.

This will take in mostly private gardens but will include Adelaide Botanical Gardens and a couple of other public gardens. It is unsure at this stage whether this will be in Autumn (March/April) or Spring (October). It would include a visit to Al Ru Farm and possibly Trevor Nottle's garden and a nursery. Flights will be to Adelaide and then by coach to surrounding suburbs and the Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley. Accommodation will be 7 nights in Adelaide. Again, it will be book your own nominated flights and direct payment for accommodation with additional payment for coach, some meals and gardens. Possibly an optional extra tour to Kangaroo Island could be added. Expressions of interest and comments would be greatly appreciated.

I did a tour of these gardens in November 2016 with the Mediterranean Garden Society and was blown away by the gardens. The climate and terrain was so similar to ours (dry) except that they have a dry summer and wet winter. I was the only Australian on the tour and it was organised by a lady who lives in Italy but was brought up in The Cape. I have asked if she would do a repeat tour in 2018 and she has said she would if I could get 30 people together. It would be a 10 day tour, staying 5 nights in Stellenbosch and 5 nights in Cape Town. Again it is mostly private gardens with some botanical gardens including Kirstenbosch and a walk on Table Mountain National Park. So again, if you are interested please let me know. After the garden tour, I did a wildlife safari and would strongly recommend it. I do have some details and photos of the gardens on my website.

Contact: Jan Flanigan at