A new arrival to the Botanic Gardens

We are excited to welcome Platycerium hillii, the Northern Elkhorn to our Living Collection!

The sheer size of this specimen made it quite a challenge for our gardening team to install the plant into its new home.

The Northern Elkhorn occurs along the coastal regions of northern Queensland, quite commonly seen around Cairns. It is very fast growing, and easy to grow.

Come and see our new addition for yourself on display in the Fernery. The Tropical Shade Garden and Fernery is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Contact: Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Phone: (07) 4952 7300

Email: botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au