Guided Walks

​Delve deeper into the natural world.

 

Start your day with a

relaxing, fun & informative guided walk.

Let our friendly, knowledgeable guides share their favourite aspects of this exquisite 55 hectare wonderland with you. Discover rare and threatened species, be charmed by sculptural elements, learn about tasty bush tucker plants and step back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth… who knows, you might even be lucky enough to encounter our resident koala!

Guided walks are free but bookings are essential.

 

Please note: Special group & school bookings are temporarily unavailable.

Thurs, 3 Dec, 2020

9am - 10am

Whipbird Walk & Garden

Play, Plants & Artwork

Experience a beautifully designed bushland garden, featuring creative children's natural play areas, a native bee hive, a sensory walk, and many lovely artworks.

There are mosaics and logs with delightful representations of whipbirds that were designed by a local indigenous artist. You'll also see some giant whipbird eggs!

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Mon, 7 Dec, 2020

9am - 10am

Sculpture Garden Walk

Are you interested in viewing sculptures created by Australian and international artists, while walking through gardens filled with indigenous plants?

Come to our Bushland Gardens and hear about the history of this area and the beautiful local plants. Listen for bird calls, smell bush scents and look for local fauna with our guide.

 

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Archived Events

Sat, 21 Nov, 2020

9am - 11am

Guided Upland Walk

Want to go with one of our guides for a 3.5km bushwalk on the Upland trail at the Bushland Botanic Garden?  Then this walk is for you!

 

Please be aware that the Upland trail has steep terrain in some locations. Covered, comfortable walking shoes are required.

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Mon, 9 Nov, 2020

9am - 10am

Native Plants - Foods & Uses

Sunshine Coast First Nations People and early settlers depended on local native plants as sources of food.

 

Let one of our friendly guides share with you some of the important bush tucker foods that grow locally on the Sunshine Coast. Identify, smell and taste some of these local plants, which you can grow in your own garden.

 

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Thurs, Nov 26, 2020

9am - 10am

Walking with Dinosaurs

at the Botanic Garden

Dinosaurs roamed the earth for 200 million years, during a time when plant life and land masses looked very different. Join one of our friendly knowledgeable guides for a leisurely walk through the Garden focusing on the types of plants that existed 100 million years ago during the age of dinosaurs and before flowering plants.

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Bookings open soon

Mon, 9 Nov, 2020

9am - 10am

Native Plants - Foods & Uses

Sunshine Coast First Nations People and early settlers depended on local native plants as sources of food.

 

Let one of our friendly guides share with you some of the important bush tucker foods that grow locally on the Sunshine Coast. Identify, smell and taste some of these local plants, which you can grow in your own garden.

 

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Fri, Nov 6, 2020

9am - 10am

Plants That Don't Stay Still!

Some plants spread themselves around…up, over and in between other plants and objects. That’s just one reason why we like to grow them, but getting the right sort of vine, scrambler, or groundcover in the right place can be a challenge.

On this walk, you'll discover native vine and groundcover species that have potential for use in various settings, from small balconies to bigger bush blocks. You'll also see species you might best avoid!

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Thurs, Oct 22, 2020

9am - 10am

Using More Native Local Plants

in Your Garden

A restful, climate-friendly garden can be developed with flowering native groundcovers, shrubs and vines that are often drought tolerant. Achieve a structural effect with grasses, sedges and trees of various heights. Create habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

 

On this walk you will see delightful ways of combining beautiful native plants.

 

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Thurs, Oct 29, 2020

9am - 10am

The Evolution of Australian Bushland

The very unique Australian bush environment of gum trees and kangaroos; drought, floods and fires, has slowly developed over the last 30 million years.

This walk will focus on the conditions and plant evolution that allowed for this unique Australian bush to develop.

 

Free event.

Meet your guide outside

the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Gardens Open Hours

April - October

7.00 am to 5.00 pm

November - March

7.00 am to 6.00 pm

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