The Bromeliad Society of Queensland (BSQ) will hold their 2019 Autumn Show entitled “The Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales” on Saturday and Sunday, 6th & 7th of April 2019, at Genesis Christian College in Bray Park.

There will be a spectacular array of plants for sale, including bromeliads, tropicals, indoor plants, orchids, hoyas, begonias, succulents, and many more from over twenty experienced growers who are participating.

Growers and BSQ volunteers will be present to help you choose the right plants for your garden and to offer advice.

Autumn 2019 flyer
BSQ Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales – Autumn 2019 flyer
Photo credit: bronsqueensland.com.au

Monster Raffle for Pine Rivers Special School

An interesting feature of the event is the Monster Raffle where proceeds will be donated to Pine Rivers Special School.

Pine Rivers Special School is a co-educational state school that caters to children from 6 to 18 years with a verified diagnosis of a disability or a suspected disability in the case of Early Childhood Developmental Program.

Most of their students have been verified as having an Intellectual Disability. Some students have a verified diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, whilst others have a physical, vision or hearing impairment. Majority of the students are ambulatory but all areas of the school is built to be wheelchair accessible as approximately 10% of the students are in wheelchairs.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the show. Prices for the Monster Raffle tickets are as follows:

  • 1 ticket for $2
  • 3 tickets for $5
  • 7 tickets for $10

Two winners for the raffle will be drawn at 12:00 noon on Sunday, 7th April 2019. The winners will be awarded prizes with a total combined value of $500 in plants and they will be contacted after the drawing of the prizes.

Other Highlights

Aside from the Monster Raffle, you can participate in two other fun contests – the Lucky Door Prize and the $100 Show Voucher on Social Media. Interested individuals can view the full terms and conditions.

Everyone is invited to come, from novice gardeners to landscape architects. Even brown thumbs are welcome to admire the display, most especially the competition plants whose winners will also be announced at the end of the event. Admission is only $4 per person.

Tillandsia in bloom
Photo credit: DEZALB / Pixabay
Flowering Bromeliad
Photo credit: Foto-Rabe / Pixabay

Books will be available for purchase as well as refreshments.

Plants will be replenished throughout the event so no one leaves empty handed. Cash and Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale (EFTPOS) will be accepted.

The trade fair will be open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday and will run at 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM on Sunday.

It will be held at Genesis Christian College at 12-16 Youngs Crossing Road, Bray Park.