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 and Gallery
overlooking the beautiful lagoons for those who just want to
relax with a cup of coffee and admire the view.


"Flow" An exhibition by Jodie Connolly

6th April - 1st May 2016

Lagoons Gallery; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

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“Inflorescence” an exhibition by Maya Harrison

Wednesday, May 4 – Sunday, June 5
Lagoons Gallery, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Cost: Free

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Botanic Gardens Open Day BGANZ

The first Botanic Garden Australia and New Zealand Open Day will be held on Sunday, May 29 in Australia and New Zealand and we are joining in!

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“They Dare to be Different!” special free Friday guided walk

Friday, 20 May 20, 10am

Join Maya and Margaret to be lead down the Botanic Gardens' paths to see a variety of plants which are special to our local region’s biodiversity.

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“Happy Birthday Botanic Gardens” 13 years old!

It is the Botanic Gardens’ 13th birthday on May 24 and the Garden Friends will getting down and dirty for this year’s Birthday present to the Gardens with a Planting bee.

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We will be at the annual Farleigh Palm Fete

Sunday, May 15 from 8.00am onwards
Farleigh Primary School

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Small Explorers: “Plant a Seed and Grow a Mindset”

Monday May 23, 9.30am – 11am
Meet at the Meeting Room (opposite the Lagoons Café)

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Friends of the Gardens ‘Wednesday Gardening / Planting Friends’

Wednesday, May 4 and 18
Join in at 7am - 9am or at 10am - noon ... or both?

Meet at the Heritage Gardens Gazebo

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“Friends Meeting Place” in the Botanic Gardens Meeting room

Wednesday, May 4 and 18, 9am – noon

Activities revolve around plant audits, photography, labels and signage. Friends are assisting with collecting information about the plants currently growing in the Gardens and entering this in the Botanic Gardens’ new database.

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