Take a relaxing stroll through nature. Journey along the curving pathways at The Old Museum, lined with reinvigorated feature gardens. The first stage of the Reinvigoration of the Heritage Gardens of The Old Museum is complete thanks to many volunteers and industry contribution - it truly is a green thumbs' paradise!
It's also the perfect place to get some inspiration for your own backyard. Check out the organic gardens filled with native plants and listen as gardening experts dish the dirt on their top tips and tricks for Australian gardens. This will be a one stop info hub for avid gardeners.
Flower Crown Making
Every little princess needs a special flower crown to wear around Ekka. Children will be shown how to make a beautiful crown by The Flower School, using fresh flowers and art and craft materials.
Chill out zone
Chill out on the lawn of The Old Museum and indulge in some food and fine wine, while relaxing in the beautiful garden and warm sunshine. Enjoy the garden talks and entertainment as you take a break from the busy Sideshow Alley. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy!
Don't miss the live entertainment and talks on the Flower and Garden Platform Stage and see dance school from across Queensland showcasing their talent on the 'Dancing in the Garden' Community and Gardening Stage. From tips for the veggie garden to live music, dancing and gardening talks - there's plenty for every green thumb to enjoy.
Traditional garden society's and horticultural specialists competition and displays.
School Garden & Scarecrow Competition
Queensland students have created some frightfully fun scarecrows for the School Scarecrow Competition, using this year's theme, ‘scarecrows through time,’ which celebrates 140 years of the iconic Ekka. They were brought to life using recycled and natural materials and will be on display each day during Ekka.
Budding student horticulturalists will take part in the School Gardening Competition. Their task is to create gardens that appeal to the following five senses: taste, sight, sound, smell and touch. Check out their gardening skills each day during Ekka.