Welcome to our Maroochy Botanic Gardens Friends' website. The Friends of the gardens are a group of volunteers who provide a labour of love in maintaining and improving the gardens to be enjoyed by all.
The gardens are a place of natural beauty, where people can enjoy peace and relaxation. Visitors can increase their knowledge and appreciation of plants, their significance and conservation, especially those native to the Sunshine Coast region and subtropical forests of South East Queensland.
The gardens are open every day, 7am to 5pm (April to October) and 7am to 6pm (November to March). Visitors are very welcome, to just sit and relax, or enjoy walking the tracks and trails, or to have a picnic on the grass or under the trees. You may like to book in for one of the guided walks or attend one of the special events held in the gardens from time to time. There is no admission charge at the gardens, but there may be an entry charge for some of the special events.
Visitors are asked to respect some simple procedures that have been developed to protect the environment and flora and fauna of the gardens, and to make everyone's visit pleasant:
The Friends of the gardens are a very inclusive group who welcome new members to join them in their volunteer labours. If you would like to know more about the Friends, surf the Friends' web pages, but better still, come and introduce yourself. We work in the gardens every Tuesday (excepting over Christmas/New Year) from about 7:30 am. To inquire about the Friends of MRBBG, just click here
in the Gardens:
Bookings for workshops will open on dates indicated at the Community Hub Weblink: www.community.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/events
An exciting and engaging
range of children’s activities is planned for the spring school holidays
with activities at the Maroochy Botanic Gardens and Mary
Cairncross Scenic Reserve (near Maleny).
As part of the holiday program, local artist Dawn Campbell will hold an exhibition for the two weeks of the holidays from 10am – 2.00pm daily. Dawn will also run a clay workshop on Monday 22 September for adults and children who may like to visit the exhibition that day. For further details, please see the attached flyers - click here and here
Watercolour - as part of the annual Sunshine Coast Wildflower
festival, Christine Elcoate will be presenting a watercolour workshop.
Materials to bring; Watercolour brushes No 1, No 6 and No 10 as well as a cheap watercolour pad if you have them. Some materials and watercolours will be available.
Bookings open 31 July online at www.community.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/events
Guided Walks on
Guided walks for groups can be arranged for times that are mutually convenient for guide(s) and walkers. But time is required for organisation so please let us know at least a month in advance. Contact Margaret on 0406 670 644