Help us celebrate the Botanic Gardens ninth birthday and the Biggest Morning Tea too!
The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens will be celebrating their ninth birthday with a big birthday cake at the Lagoons Gallery and Cafe on Thursday, May 24 and asks residents to join them in their celebrations from 10am to help raise money for the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea too.
Mayor of Mackay Regional Council, Councillor Deirdre Comerford said it’s important that we acknowledge and celebrate our past to help shape our future.
“The Botanic Gardens was established in 2003 following a strong push by the community. The Mackay branch of the Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region (SGAP) approached council with the proposal for a botanic gardens to preserve, research and display local native plants and provide a place for the public to experience our diverse natural environment.”
Cr Comerford said the future of the Botanic Gardens is looking very bright.
“Despite the Botanic Gardens enduring floods and cyclones during its nine year lifespan the Gardens are still standing tall and beautiful and have a bright future ahead.”
“In July 2010, a new Master Plan for the Botanic Gardens was adopted by council following recommendations by the community and specialist horticultural groups to meet today’s community, financial and environmental needs.”
“A planned 10 year phase by phase development of key infrastructure and gardens will be undertaken in the ‘Meadowlands Sector’ which will see water features, pathways, interpretative features, an entertainment precinct, car parking and connectivity to the entire gardens.”
“In 2011 work started in the ‘Meadowlands Sector’ and the first phase of the Meadowlands Amphitheatre is due for completion in July.”
To celebrate the Botanic Gardens achievements The Lagoons Cafe and Gallery will have a huge birthday cake decorated with the Botanic Gardens logo. At 10am the cake will be cut and the Lagoons Cafe will be offering cake with tea or coffee for $6 with $2 going to the Cancer Council for their ‘Biggest Morning Tea’.
Visitors are encouraged to stay on and try the tasty menu at the Lagoons Cafe’ and view the current art exhibition “Seeds Scatter” in the Lagoons Gallery.
For further information please contact the Botanic Gardens on 4952 7300, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Botanic Gardens website www.mackayregionalbotanicgardens.com.au.