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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 will help protect the environment and flora and fauna of the gardens, and make everyone's visit more 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 or better still, come and introduce yourself when the Arts and Ecology Centre is open. We work in the gardens every Tuesday (excepting over Christmas/New Year) from about 7:30 am. For more details on joining and membership see our Inquiry page.
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Exhibitions at the A&E
Illustrations from Nature for children’s picture storybooks;
An exhibition of local artist Heather Gall’s paintings used for illustrations
in children’s books written by local author Jill Morris and published by Greater Glider.
26 – 28 June (10am – 3pm)
2 – 5 July
(10am – 3pm)
9 – 12 July (10am – 3 pm)
Trees for Life (30 June to 6 July)
illustration workshop where children will create characters for their
own story book have been added to the program. The workshop will reflect
the illustrations and children's story books in their exhibition at the Arts
& Ecology Centre.
Holiday workshops Trees for Life (30 June to 6 July) and a Wildlife illustration workshop where children will create characters for their own story book have been added to the program. The workshop will reflect the illustrations and children's story books in their exhibition at the Arts & Ecology Centre.
extend to Tuesdays
Guided walks for groups can be arranged for times that are mutually convenient for guide(s) and walkers. Time is required for organization so please let us know at least a month in advance. To make a booking contact Margaret on 0406 670 644.