Queensland Garden Expo, at the Nambour showgrounds, celebrates 40 years of growth

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    The 2024 Queensland Garden Expo commences from 4-7 July at the Nambour showgrounds with the Queensland Country Bank once again its presenting sponsor.

    Queensland Country Bank CEO, Aaron Newman, said: “Proof that from little things big things really do grow, the Queensland Garden Expo is this year celebrating 40 years of sharing the love of gardening with local and visitors, and last year there were 38,000, making it the largest gardening event in the state!”

    “We are thrilled to partner with Nursery and Garden Industry Queensland as its exclusive Banking Partner and Presenting Partner for the second year, because just as gardens need constant care and attention, so to do major events like the Expo.

    “As a member-owned bank with a distinct purpose of helping all Queenslanders live better lives through better finances, while giving back to the communities we operate in, it makes perfect sense to support this incredible event, one which shares so many grassroots values with us.”

    Like the Expo, Queensland Country Bank is growing, and now has 28 branches statewide with real people in real bricks and mortar branches.

    “The Southeast region is an important part of our business with a lending office and branches in the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane city as well as Beaudesert, Virginia and Ipswich,” Aaron added.

    Event manager of Queensland Garden Expo, Marion Beazley, said he was absolutely delighted to welcome Queensland Country Bank back as Presenting Partner Sponsor in 2024.

    “Our values of environmental awareness and protection and our connection to community strongly align with those of Queensland Country Bank and we look forward to working with their team,” he said.

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