Fun On-Going Activities, Workshops and Exhibitions at The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

Fun On-Going Activities, Workshops and Exhibitions at The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

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Posted 2024-05-24 by Elainefollow
Connect with nature in the heart of Kabi Kabi country

Bookmark the dates for some fun ... Image: Author


Located in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast, the magnificent 82 hectare Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens is a showcasing of plants and animals native to east coast subtropical Australia. These spectacular gardens naturally provide an exceptional backdrop for a variety of events and attractions that visitors can enjoy.

PROPAGATING NATIVE PLANTS
THURSDAY 23 MAY, 10.00am to 11.30am
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL AND MAY BE DONE ONLINE HERE - ONLY $5pp
EVENT HAS ENDED, SO TICKET SALES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

Ticket Sales have ended on the Propagating Native Plants - Image: https://botanic-garden.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Celebrate Botanic Gardens Day with a practical workshop focused on propagating some stunning local natives for your backyard. Get your hands dirty and learn valuable skills, that will not only improve your garden by also help support plant diversity and native wildlife.

This workshop is suitable for adults.

EXHIBITION: MOMENTS OF WONDER
THURSDAY 16 MAY TO MONDAY 10 JUNE, OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY, 10.00am to 2.00pm
HELD IN THE MAROOCHY ARTS AND ECOLOGY CENTRE
FREE ENTRY

The Moments of Wonder Exhibition is on until Monday 10 June - Image: https://botanic-garden.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is proudly supported by a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers, who welcome visitors, lead guided walks, construct paths, maintain gardens, conserve sculptures and advocate for biodiversity conservation.

The Moments of Wonder Exhibition is an opportunity to view the bushland through the volunteers’ eyes. Their love of place and the way that the Botanic Garden touches the volunteers’ lives, is expressed in this exhibition, through poetry, botanical prints, sketch and photography.

MEDITATE // ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
SUNDAY 9 JUNE, SCULPTURE GARDEN | TWO SESSIONS: 12.00noon to 1pm AND 2.00pm to 3.00pm
FOR DETAILS AND TO SECURE TICKETS, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK
SINGLE ADMISSION: $35

https://botanic-garden.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Join Grammy Award-nominated artist Tenzin Choegyal for an immersive sound and music experience, Meditate // Anytime, Anywhere. This phenomenal sixty minute performance will unfold in the beautiful Sculpture Garden with sounds from the classical and chamber music worlds with world-music textures.

The audience will be invited to move around the gardens at their own pace, to take in the ebb and flow of sounds from each artist, connected by a lulling drone ambience to create a natural ‘surround sound’ experience. The natural bushland soundscape will complete this truly original and evocative take on chamber music.

SEASONAL SESSIONS - WINTER
SATURDAY 22 JUNE, 1.00pm to 4.30pm
$30 PER VEHICLE (DOMESTIC VEHICLES ONLY, COVERS ALL PASSENGERS, i.e. THE MORE FRIENDS AND FAMILY ON BOARD, THE CHEAPER YOUR PER PERSON PRICE)
$10 ACTIVE ARRIVAL PERSON (AVAILABLE IF YOU WALK, RIDE OR ARRANGE DROP-OFF/PICK-UP)
FOR DETAILS AND TO SECURE TICKETS, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK

Jack Raymond duo - Image: https://botanic-garden.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Come along to celebrate the winter solstice with a laid-back afternoon of live, local music, guaranteed to warm you up whilst you sit back and chill at Seasonal Sessions - Winter! Featuring fabulous local talents: Jack Raymond duo , Drew Wilson and Daryl James, music lovers will love the captivating live performances.

Creative activities for the children and plenty of space to play, make this a fun family event.

Get your friends together, pack a picnic and soak in the ambience of the bushland in winter.

RECONNECTING WITH NATURE
1st AND 3rd SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
HELD IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL (SEE LINKS BELOW), $10pp OR $5 FOR PENSION/HEALTHCARE CARD HOLDERS

Reset your body and mind at Reconnecting with Nature - Image: https://botanic-garden.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Proudly supported by Healthy Sunshine Coast, Reconnecting with Nature draws on the principles of nature therapy. Come along and join Jay Ridgewell from Held Outside to explore and connect with the beautiful bushland.

Based in and around the Sculpture Garden, this calm and welcoming activity includes facilitated wanders, grounding exercises, creative practice and group interaction.

Reconnecting with Nature is the perfect Sunday opportunity to reset your body and mind at the Botanic Garden.

To participate, sign up for free to the Healthy Sunshine Coast program here, and then search and choose dates for Reconnecting with Nature via Humanitix.  

PILATES IN THE GARDEN
SATURDAY MORNINGS, EVERY WEEK
HELD IN THE OPEN LAWN AREA
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL, $10 PER SESSION OR $5 FOR HEALTHCARE/PENSION CARD HOLDERS. SEE HIGHLIGHTED LINKS BELOW.

Every week, Saturday morning ... Image: https://botanic-garden.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Pilates in the garden offers a unique opportunity to individuals of all fitness levels to come together and embrace the benefits of Pilates, amid the natural splendour of the Botanic Garden.

Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a newbie to Pilates, everybody is welcome to join this beginner-friendly mat Pilates class, every Saturday morning in the open lawn area.

To participate, sign up for free to the Healthy Sunshine Coast program here, and then register with the facilitator here.

GREAT BOTANIC RACE
SELF-GUIDED ORIENTEERING CHALLENGE FOR OLDER KIDS AND TEENS
FREE TO PARTICIPATE

A self-guided orienteering challenge for older kids ... Image: https://botanic-garden.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Eager to get your tweens out of the house during the holidays, and on the move?

A new Great Botanic Race has been set for the 2023/2024 summer holidays! This self-guided orienteering activity is an awesome way to take part in an active, all-ages day at the Botanic Garden. Older children and teenagers love competing against their friends and solving the puzzle while exploring the bushland.

Grab a map at the information wall (near the lagoon crossing) in the lower part of the Garden or download and print before you come along.

Link to download the map and instructions further down ... Image: https://botanic-garden.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Select between the Junior Course (6 letters, <1km in <1hr) or the Full Course (15 letters, <2km in <2hr). Use the detailed map to navigate between the numbered control points, each with a different letter and a hole punch so you know where you’ve been. Find them all to solve the puzzle.

Download the Great Botanic map and instructions here.

FAUNAWATCH
SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, 8.00am to 10.00am
MEET IN THE CARPARK NEAR THE TALLOWWOOD SHELTER

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month is Faunawatch - Image: https://botanic-garden.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Faunawatch is a community-based fauna monitoring initiative run by Wildlife Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Branch and supported by Sunshine Coast Council.

The months fauna observation activity is open to all to come along and join. No experience is necessary. The Faunawatch starts with a walk on one of the several trails in the gardens followed by BYO morning tea and a general discussion. A record of the fauna identified is kept.

Make sure to dress for an outdoor walk; binoculars will also be useful.

For more information visit the Faunawatch website here.

Connect with nature in the heart of Kabi Kabi country with fun on-going activities, workshops and exhibitions at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden.

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