Student volunteer placements and training

Planting BeeOpportunities exist for international and domestic based students for work experience opportunities at the gardens.

All positions are volunteer only and approved on application to the curator.

The focus of the program is to bring native flora from the Central Queensland Coast Bioregion into general horticulture and cultivation. You will discover a wealth of exciting new flora and the intricacies of maintenance in a new and developing garden.

Operational activities such as:

  • Mowing
  • Garden and infrastructure maintenance
  • Pest management
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Pruning
  • Planting

A high level of passion and interest is required and opportunities to learn a great deal from local experts are available. There are also lessons in Herbarium procedures, planting plans, designs and schedules, procurement, landscape design principals and interpretation provided.

We also place students at venues outside of the Botanic Gardens for short periods – from private plant nurseries, to other council facilities like our tree maintenance crew, based on interest. This provides students with a detailed knowledge base of how work practices operate within the ‘real-world’ of parks, nurseries and botanic gardens.

If you have any questions regarding student placement and volunteer training opportunities or for more information contact the gardens.