Events

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

Small Explorers: “Plant a seed and grow a mind”

17th Aug 2015 9:30am -

Let the Botanic Gardens Visitors Services Officer, Maya Harrison, take you and your small children to special areas of the Botanic Gardens to explore and later plant some seeds on Monday August 17th at 9.30 – 11.00.
Meet at the Meeting Room (opposite the Lagoons Café, closed Mondays and Tuesdays) and get fascinated by all sorts of seeds, big, small, spiny and smooth that become plants like the ones growing in our Botanic Gardens. The session includes story reading, making a recycled pot, planting a seed or two to take home and a small walk in the Gardens.
Let us know if you wish to come along by contacting the Botanic Gardens on 49527300 and booking the date with us. Tell a friend with young children so they can come too. Bookings are essential as these sessions are very popular. Small Explorer sessions are fun and educational opportunities for toddlers and kindergarten aged children 18 months to 5 years held monthly or by appointment.

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For more information… Contact the Botanic Gardens on 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

Friends of the Gardens 'Heritage Gardens Working Bee''

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
7:00am - 12:00pm

Join in at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon...or both?

Come along on the 3rd Wednesday of each month  throughout 2015 too... Same times.


Meet Kellie (MRBG Gardener) at the Heritage Gardens either at 7.00am - 9.00am or at 10.00am - 12.00noon.

This is a special project where our Volunteer Garden Friends can assist the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens staff to give this area of the Botanic Gardens (Heritage Gardens) some special care. A fantastic opportunity for those who wish to vounteer their time during the week.

  *** Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others at the "FRIENDS MEETING PLACE" ( The Meeting Room in the Administration building). 

RSVP your attendance either by email to botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or by calling 49527300.

If we plan to have our Wednesday Working Bee in other parts of the Botanic Gardens we will pick you up from the Heritage Gardens…if we know you are coming that is.

"Friends Meeting Place"

Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm

Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...

The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon  These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)

What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.

Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au .