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FREE Guided Walks in September and October at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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Do you know your 'grandis' from your 'pilularis'?
FREE Guided Walks in September and October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Wattle Walk, National Wattle Day, Walking with Dinosaurs, Using more local native plants in your garden, Sculpture Garden, Native plants, foods and uses, First Nations People, bush tucker, Sunshine Coast Council, Botanic Garden volunteers
The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens is magical ... Image: author


At the beginning of the year the March Guided Walks, to be held at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, came to a screeching halt with COVID's appearance. So, I was absolutely delighted to discover that in September and October, the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden has some FREE guided walks organised for keen nature lovers. Without further preamble, here are the fun and informative walks - make sure to 'weed' out the ones that you are interested in and to register your attendance.

Walking with Dinosaurs at the Botanic Garden
Thursday 10 September | 9.00am to 10.00am

FREE Event - 7 spots remaining, please register your interest here

FREE Guided Walks in September and October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Wattle Walk, National Wattle Day, Walking with Dinosaurs, Using more local native plants in your garden, Sculpture Garden, Native plants, foods and uses, First Nations People, bush tucker, Sunshine Coast Council, Botanic Garden volunteers
Take a step back in time! Image: author


Take a step back in time, to discover plants from the bygone age of dinosaurs. For two hundred million years dinosaurs wandered the earth, during which time plant life and land masses must have looked very different from what they do today. Join one of the friendly, knowledgeable guides at the Botanic Garden for a leisurely stroll through the gardens, focusing on the types of plants that existed 100 million years ago, during the age of dinosaurs and before flowering plants.

Gum Tree Ramble
Monday 14 September | 9.00am to 10.00am

FREE Event - 8 spots remaining, please register your interest here

FREE Guided Walks in September and October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Wattle Walk, National Wattle Day, Walking with Dinosaurs, Using more local native plants in your garden, Sculpture Garden, Native plants, foods and uses, First Nations People, bush tucker, Sunshine Coast Council, Botanic Garden volunteers
Do you know your 'grandis' from your 'pilularis'?


Celebrate the start of Spring with an informative gum tree ramble through the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden. Eucalypts are synonymous with the Australian bush but with such a variety of species found in Australia, many of us - and I am on top of the list - cannot tell our 'grandis' from our 'pilularis'!

Join the very informative Gum Tree Ramble to discover some of the most common Sunshine Coast Eucalypt species and to learn more about gum trees in our landscapes.

Using more local native plants in your garden
Thursday 24 September | 9.00am to 10.00am

FREE Event - 6 spots remaining, please register your interest here

FREE Guided Walks in September and October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Wattle Walk, National Wattle Day, Walking with Dinosaurs, Using more local native plants in your garden, Sculpture Garden, Native plants, foods and uses, First Nations People, bush tucker, Sunshine Coast Council, Botanic Garden volunteers
Learn how to use more native plants in your garden ...


A tranquil, climate-friendly garden can be created using flowering native ground covers, shrubs and vines that are drought resistant. Discover how to achieve a structural effect with varying height grasses, sedges and trees. Learn how to create a welcoming habitat in your garden for birds, bees and butterflies. Keen at-home gardeners will discover innovative ways to combine beautiful native plants to enhance home gardens.

Sculpture Garden Guided Walk
Friday 2 October | 9.00am to 10.00am

FREE Event - 8 spots remaining, please register your interest here

FREE Guided Walks in September and October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Wattle Walk, National Wattle Day, Walking with Dinosaurs, Using more local native plants in your garden, Sculpture Garden, Native plants, foods and uses, First Nations People, bush tucker, Sunshine Coast Council, Botanic Garden volunteers
Take a walk through gardens filled with indigenous plants ... Images: author


One of my most favourite walks at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is through the Sculpture Garden, with its contemporary selection of sculptures created by Australian and international artists. Join a local guide and take a walk through gardens filled with indigenous plants; hear about the history of the area, whilst being treated to the sounds and scents of the bush.

Native plants - foods and uses
Monday 12 October | 9.00am to 10.00am

FREE Event - 8 spots remaining, please register your interest here

FREE Guided Walks in September and October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Wattle Walk, National Wattle Day, Walking with Dinosaurs, Using more local native plants in your garden, Sculpture Garden, Native plants, foods and uses, First Nations People, bush tucker, Sunshine Coast Council, Botanic Garden volunteers
Discover bush tucker that grows locally on the Sunshine Coast


Sunshine Coast First Nations People plus the early settlers were quite reliant on local native plants, particularly as a good source of food. Take a decidedly delicious bush tucker meander with a friendly guide, who will share with you some of the important bush tucker foods that grow locally on the Sunshine Coast. Get to identify, smell and taste some of these local plants, and learn how to grow them in your own backyard.

Please follow each individual walk's link to register your interest for some fun and educational morning walks. Please note the spots remaining are accurate as at the date of writing this article, but as these walks are all FREE, spots are guaranteed to be taken up quickly.
With thanks to Sunshine Coast Council and the Friends of Maroochy Botanic Gardens' volunteers, walkers will absolutely love the diversity of topics that are being offered for the September and October FREE guided walks.

FREE Guided Walks in September and October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Wattle Walk, National Wattle Day, Walking with Dinosaurs, Using more local native plants in your garden, Sculpture Garden, Native plants, foods and uses, First Nations People, bush tucker, Sunshine Coast Council, Botanic Garden volunteers
Bookmark your calendars, there's heaps to do


Please note: A COVID-safe plan is in operation for these events, entry to the walks is by ticket only. Please read the information on your ticket carefully before arrival. These events are subject to existing health regulations and guidelines and conditions may change. You will be notified of changes via email.'

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Why? For fun and informative morning walks
When: Specific dates during September and October | Please check article to confirm
Phone: email: cclp@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Where: Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, 51 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha, QLD 4556
Cost: FREE Events
Your Comment
It certainly looks like a magical place Elaine. Guided tours are always interesting. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|750) 16 days ago
Such a worthwhile event Elaine. Thanks.
by Barry (score: 3|1793) 16 days ago
What a wonderful hidden gem on the sunny coast, Elaine. good fine
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|1351) 16 days ago
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