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National Botanic Gardens Day- May 29 (CANCELLED)

May 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sadly BOTANIC GARDENS DAY at the GCRBG scheduled for next SUNDAY 29 MAY has been CANCELLED due to the persistent high rainfall and the saturation of the site.

Share our PASSION for CONSERVING regional native PLANTS at the Botanic Gardens Day at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens!

National Botanic Gardens Day is Sunday, May 29, 2022, starting at 10 am to 2 pm. Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa.

Talks and Walks

Sit in on one or both of two expert horticultural/botanic panel sessions with Q&A:

  • 10.30 meet Professor Catherine Pickering from Griffith University and Mark Runkovski from Nature Pacific
  • 12.30 meet Jerry Coleby-Williams from ABC’s Gardening Australia and David Jinks from Gold Coast Botany

Sample Friends Guided Walks or have a chat with Garden Guides and learn about the secrets to be found in our Botanic Gardens

We also have Paula Nihot conduct a workshop about the indigenous use of our native plants

Displays and Activities for all ages

Linger at the displays – learn about

  • flower arranging with our native plants
  • the living creatures that share our Botanic Gardens: ground dwellers, birds, butterflies and native bees
  • propagating our local plants
  • the Herbarium – discover your inner scientist
  • Encounter reptiles up close and personal with True Blue Reptiles
  • Kids activities to engage with the plants and animals in the Gardens
  • Naturally GC display will be about Environmental weeds

For the child in us all – encourage children to become an Agent of Discovery and go in the draw to win a prize!

Follow Agent Goldie to discover more about our Botanic Gardens using a 3D mobile app as you solve mysteries and master challenges. There will be guides on-hand to assist as you complete each challenge. To download Agents of Discovery and play visit the Apple App Store or Google Play

Plant Sales

The Nursery will be open with experts available to guide you with your choice of local species suitable for your own gardens

Bushfoods, Books and Gifts are on sale at The Friends Centre

Come and grab a bargain and visit The Friends Centre for more enticing information

Picnics and Sausage Sizzle and coffee@thegardens

Bring along a picnic rug and your own favourite goodies to enjoy on the lawn. Alternatively, Rotary Gold Coast will be on hand with a hearty sausage or two for a quick bite.

Register for this free event.


May 29, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
230 Ashmore Road
Benowa, Queensland 4217 Australia
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