Brisbane Tomato Festival - Visitor 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

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

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.

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.