Events

Free Friday Guided Walks … at a new time!

Every week on Friday, until 31st Oct 2014
10:00am - 11:30am

The scenic Lagoons and glorious foliage make perfect backdrops during your informative stroll at the picturesque Botanic Gardens.
Join us 10.00 am Fridays (April – October) at the Administration Building.
Once a month, a Special Themed Free Friday Guided Walk is available.

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Let us know if you wish to come along to any of the walks by contacting the Botanic Gardens and booking the date with us or meet us at the Administration Building / The Garden’s Shop just before 10.00am.
Cost Free:
For more information… Contact the Botanic Gardens on 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

'Tropical Shade Garden Secrets'

31st Oct 2014 10:00am -

The LAST Special Free Friday Guided Walk at the Botanic Gardens for 2014:

Join Visitors Services Officer, Maya Harrison, on a shady cool walk in the Tropical Shade Garden adjacent to the Administration Building of the Botanic Gardens and discover some of the secrets of the special plants growing there. Meet the hat snatching vine, see exploding seed capsules, flowers rising from the soil, spore bearing ferns, pungent fruit and powder puffs!

Intrigued, then contact the Botanic Gardens and book the date with us or meet us at the Administration Building / The Garden's Shop just before 10.00am.

You may also like to finish your walk with some delicious refreshments at the Lagoon Café and see the BOTANICA 2014 Exhibition on show in the Lagoons Gallery.
Cost Free:
For more information… Contact the Botanic Gardens on 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

Small Explorers: “Water Features and Creatures”

11th Nov 2014 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 'Water features and creatures' on Tuesday, November 11, at 9.30am – 11am.

Meet at the Meeting Room (opposite the Café on the Lagoon, closed Mondays) and then we will go for a walk and find all the different places that water occurs in the Gardens, from fountains, creeks, pools and waterfalls to the lagoon.  Ask the question: Where does the water come from?  We will experiment with evaporation (by painting with water on pavers).

This session involves a short walk to the Gymnosperm Deck to see birdlife, water plants and maybe turtles. The session includes story reading, information books and a display of water creatures.

Let us know if you wish to come along by contacting the Botanic Gardens on 49527300 and booking the date with us or meet us at the Meeting Room at 9.30am. Bring along a friend with their young children too.