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Brachychiton bidwillii

(Little Kurrajong)

Family: Sterculiaceae

Uncommon shrub or small tree to 4m. Deciduous when flowering. Brown, hairy, boat-shaped seed pods. The Brachychiton bidwillii flower is the emblem for the Friends of the Gardens.

Where to look: Entrance of the Arts & Ecology Centre.


Allocasuarina thalassoscopica

(Mount Coolum Casuarina)

Family: Casuarinaceae 

Endangered small tree of Mt Coolum. Separate male and female plants.

Where to look: Sculpture Garden & open lawn - picnic table end.


Hardenbergia violacea

(Native Sarsaparilla)

Family: Fabaceae

Prostrate or twining vine.

Where to look: Throughout the Gardens.