The Queensland Garden Expo is the biggest garden show in the north of Australia. The three day event attracts visitors from all over Australia and New Zealand with 500 stands, display gardens, specialist nurseries and loads more as John Mason has been finding out.

The weather has been extreme across Australia with floods, storms, power outages and bush fires. Where John Mason lives on the Gold coast in Queensland the wet summer has meant his cucumber and squash have been growing better than ever. However, slugs and snails have caused more damage than in the past.