Brisbane Tomato Festival - Visitor Information

Download the Event Program  Exhibitor Information

The event will celebrate growing and cooking with heirloom tomatoes.

  • Diggers' Tomato Taste Test – compare a selection of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes Saturday & Sunday 11am - 1pm.
  • Pop up shops - with seeds, plants, gardening materials, tomatoes, cooking gadgetry, kitchenware, books, baskets and bags etc.
  • Taste the tomato inspired offerings of the food vendors each day.
  • FREE GARDEN GURU talks both days – in the Speaker's Tent - 10 to 3:45 Saturday and 9 to 2:45 Sunday
  • Learn from Brisbane's TOP CHEF'S David Pugh, Richard Ousby, Javier Codina, Ash Martin, Glen Barratt, Chris Bond and QLD's Food Ambassador - Alison Alexander
  • The Diggers Club - meet the team in their membership marquee both days.
  • See what tomato inspired merchandise The Friends have in their FBBGSA marquee both days.
  • Have your special purchases 'baby sat' in the Plant and Goodies Creche
  • Free Children's activities with Leonie and Sarah - growing, learning and sharing the fun of gardening

ENTER the growing and cooking competitions for some great prizes 

  • Tomato Competition - Best in Show etc
  • Tomato Relish Competition - including sauces, jams, relish, chutneys - all that is good splashed on your dinner or on toast.

Enter the competitions on the day.

Download the program to see the full 2 days of activities

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Stall Holders

All things tomatoes - Exhibitor's good and wares

  • The Friends BBGSA - tomato inspired merchandise for the kitchen and home, books, bags and baskets
  • The Diggers Club - Club membership and services
  • Sustainable Cuisine - nursery/plant sales - all about tomatoes and unusual herbs, spices and vegetables
  • Rocky Point - mulching, potting mixes, fertilisers, soil amendments
  • Shogun Tools - garden products including: fertilisers, soil amendments, pots and tools
  • Brookfield Nursery - nursery/plant sales - all you need to grow tomatoes
  • Pomodoras Balsamic Dressings - Tomato inspired sauces, jams and pickles, oils
  • R B Luttrell - Native Bee hives
  • Green Harvest - Seed and fertilisers, all garden products to produce tomatoes, books, hand tools, edible plants
  • Brights Natural Beeswax - bees wax products
  • Oz Peat - peat and soil amendments
  • Direct Compost Solutions - compost solutions
  • Earthlife - organic fertilisers and soil amendments
  • The Chilli Patch - plant and vegetable sales
  • Know Bees Now - Bee health promotional products

The 'Festival Food Walk' vendors

  • The Curious Caravan - see what's curious about the Tea and coffee and drinks
  • Julia’s Pantry - All things sweet including tomatoes
  • Nonna's Masseria - All things tomatoes Italian style
  • Hot Wheels - Coffee and tea - how any varieties can you choose?
  • We are Delicious Mauritius - A creole fusion of indian, french, african and chinese
  • Iced Tea Co. - Fruit drinks with a difference

The festival supports and thanks the following Not For Profit organisations 

  • BOGI - Brisbane Organic Growers Inc - growing everything organically
  • Sub -Tropical Fruit Club of QLD - growing our special fruits in QLD
  • Northey Street Farm - Community farm and education programs
  • Qld Herb Society - growing and using herbs

Overflow parking serviced by minibus every 15 minutes

Special thanks to our sponsor Plant of Health

Supporters:

Brisbane City Council
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Convenors:

Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum Ltd
The Diggers Club
The Festival is a not-for-profit event with all surplus being put towards The Friends’ Project Fund’. This fund has been set up for the enhancement of the gardens which is a benefit to the community.