Education

Explore, learn and discover - the world of plants, wildlife, as well as the history of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens through our Plant-ed Education programs, Small Explorer sessions, Guided Walks, Self Guided Walks,  or talk with one of our knowledgeable staff members or Friends of the Gardens volunteers.

Education for schools

Education for schools

Self-guided education visits to Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens are now available for primary school classes, Prep to Year 6, free of charge. Resources are linked…

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Myrtle Rust

Myrtle Rust

An exotic plant disease is now in Mackay.

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Bird watching at the Gardens

Bird watching at the Gardens

Why not enjoy bird watching at one of Mackay's best areas - just 4 kms to the city centre?

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Central Queensland Coast bioregion

Central Queensland Coast bioregion

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens features the flora of the Central Queensland Coast bioregion.

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Using your senses

Using your senses

Meandering along the banks of The Lagoons, once the main channel of the Pioneer River, the gardens Stage 1 officially opened in May 2003.

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Mackay Local Native Pioneering Plant Species

Mackay Local Native Pioneering Plant Species

Pioneer plant species are great for kick starting ecosystems. Planting pioneer species has many environmental benefits more food for wildlife, increased shade, less carbon in…

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Wildlife in the Gardens

Wildlife in the Gardens

We have compiled a list of different plants species that grow in the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens that attract different butterfly and moth species.

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