Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is one of Mackay’s
most popular tourist attractions.

It is home to a vast range of tropical flora from Mackay and the
Whitsundays as well as other Australian native and exotic plants
which feature in five ‘culturally-themed’ gardens.

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll be pleased to find that the local
wildlife has made a home amongst the plants and foliage,
making for excellent bird watching opportunities and
insect spotting.

Mackay’s Botanic Gardens also serves as a pleasant
recreational facility featuring over three kilometres of walking
and cycling trails and a unique Cafe, Restaurant and Gallery
overlooking the beautiful lagoons for those who just want to
relax with a cup of coffee and admire the view.


50 Shades of Green… An exhibition by Maya Harrison

"The colour green represents nature, growth and the plant world and comes in a vast range of shades and tints...even more than fifty!"  Come and see how Maya have showcased her favourite colour through photography, weaving and a range of mediums in a large installation.

View "Fifty Shades Of Green" at the Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery 5th May - 7th June.

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Friends of the Gardens 'Daisy Day Planting Bee'

We want to have a sea of Golden Everlasting Daises Xerochrysum bracteatum to view from the Lagoons Outlook Deck.

Join in the Daisy Day Planting Bee on Wednesday 3rd June starting at 7.00 - 7.30am

Community members most welcome.

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It’s an OPEN and SHUT CASE… at the Botanic Gardens.

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Free Friday Guided Walks at the Botanic Gardens

 Let us lead you down the Gardens' Paths…  Free Friday Guided Walks at 10am every Friday (April to October 2015).

Come and find out what is happening in the Botanic Gardens...flowering, fruiting and surprises too.

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Friends of the Gardens Guided Walk: Finlaysons Point Excursion

Saturday 13th June 2015:  9.30 am – 2.00pm

Make a day of it with a walk to Redcliffe Island. Low tide 2.59pm.

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Friends of the Gardens ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Friends of the Gardens ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7.30pm Tuesday 16th June, 2015 > Botanic Gardens Meeting Room

Presentation - by Dale Arvidsson – 'Botanic Gardens in the Big City'

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“Birds of a Feather Flock Together”

Bring your young children to the Small Explorers adventure to discover different birds that live in the Botanic Gardens on Tuesday, June 23rd from  9.30am to 11.00am.

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"Bush Foods" Special Free Friday Guided Walk:

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens…

Friday, June 26th   10.00am – 11.30am.

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