Well with spring in full bloom plant enthusiasts are flocking to the International Brisbane Garden Show.

Ellie Campbell reports.


Forty nurseries are set up here displaying their top plants and wooing keen customers.

Marion Beazley, Garden Show Event Manager: “The whole aim of this event is to get people interested and excited about gardening. It’s all about giving people information and inspiration to go home and garden.”

And what’s good for the garden is good for the state’s economy.

More than 30,000 people are expected to visit Brisbane’s International Garden show this weekend. That’s good for gardening, but it also helps boost the Queensland economy by over $880 million dollars each year.

Marion Beazley, Garden Show Event Manager: “I love the landscape displays here. It’s something that we haven’t been able to do before here in Queensland.”

And the industry is buzzing about a brand new breed of plant called The Firecracker which bursts into colour when it flowers.

The show winds up on Sunday.

Ellie Campbell, QUT News.