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Three Workshops in 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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Learn from the experts, the makers and the artists
Three workshops, October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, hobbies, book, register your interest, Native Stingless Bee Workshop, Native Stingless Bee Rescue Group, Dyeing fabric and fibres with botanicals from garden, Slow Fashion, Artful Living Program, Jenai Hooke, Calligraphy on pebbles, Fiona Dempster, fun, hands-on, learning experience, new skill
Meet at the Arts & Ecology Centre - Image: author


Perhaps you're a local in search of a new hobby or would like to add to your repertoire of existing hobbies, or you might be lucky enough to be on holiday on the Sunshine Coast and looking for something to fill your leisure hours. Whatever takes your fancy, here are three totally unique workshops happening in October at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, where you can learn from the experts, the makers and the artists. Please book or register your interest online, using the relevant links, as all workshops tend to sell out really fast.

🐝 Native Stingless Bee Workshop : caring for your hive
Sunday 4 October | 8.30am to 11.00am

Buy your tickets online here - $15

Three workshops, October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, hobbies, book, register your interest, Native Stingless Bee Workshop, Native Stingless Bee Rescue Group, Dyeing fabric and fibres with botanicals from garden, Slow Fashion, Artful Living Program, Jenai Hooke, Calligraphy on pebbles, Fiona Dempster, fun, hands-on, learning experience, new skill
The unsung heroes of our backyard gardens!


Native bees are the unsung heroes of our gardens! Learn all about the peculiar life of stingless native bees for the backyard from the Native Stingless Bee Rescue Group, who will share their secrets on everything one needs to know about keeping native bees.

The Native Stingless Bee Workshop is a practical session on -
how to care for a hive
how to split and transfer hives
lifecycle of native stingless bees
use of bees for pollinating your garden

This very informative workshop will provide guests with an introduction and the know-how to becoming a stingless bee-keeper.

🌿 Dyeing fabric and fibres with botanicals from your garden
Tuesday 6 October | 10.00am to 1.30pm, with half an hour break around 11.30am
Presented as part of the Slow Fashion | Artful Living Program

Please register your interest online here - $30

Three workshops, October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, hobbies, book, register your interest, Native Stingless Bee Workshop, Native Stingless Bee Rescue Group, Dyeing fabric and fibres with botanicals from garden, Slow Fashion, Artful Living Program, Jenai Hooke, Calligraphy on pebbles, Fiona Dempster, fun, hands-on, learning experience, new skill
Explore ways to dye fabric using botanicals from the garden


An exciting three-hour workshop where guests will be guided by local artist, Jenai Hooke, exploring ways to dye fabric using common botanicals that may even be found in your own backyards. Once learned, imagine how much fun can be had at home.

🖋 Calligraphy on pebbles
Wednesday 14 October | 9.00am to 12.30pm
Presented as part of the fabric Slow Fashion | Artful Living Program

Buy your tickets online here - $30

Three workshops, October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, hobbies, book, register your interest, Native Stingless Bee Workshop, Native Stingless Bee Rescue Group, Dyeing fabric and fibres with botanicals from garden, Slow Fashion, Artful Living Program, Jenai Hooke, Calligraphy on pebbles, Fiona Dempster, fun, hands-on, learning experience, new skill
Learn calligraphy skills ...


Fiona Dempster is the local calligrapher who will assist workshop-ees with developing calligraphy (beautiful writing) skills and then translating these skills onto pebbles. Guests will take home a small collection of pebble letters which form the beginnings of messages, names and words. Calligraphy on pebbles may be an innovative add-on to painting and playing Hide and Seek with Painted Rocks.

Choose a fun hands-on learning experience for the month of October and learn a new skill from the experts, the makers and the artists. Please book or register your interest online early, as these workshops tend to be extremely popular.

Three workshops, October, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, hobbies, book, register your interest, Native Stingless Bee Workshop, Native Stingless Bee Rescue Group, Dyeing fabric and fibres with botanicals from garden, Slow Fashion, Artful Living Program, Jenai Hooke, Calligraphy on pebbles, Fiona Dempster, fun, hands-on, learning experience, new skill
Arts & Ecology Centre at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens - Image: author


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Why? To learn a new skill or enhance an existing hobby
When: During October, please see article for specific dates and times
Phone: Contact at email: cclp@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Where: Maroochy Arts & Ecology Centre, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, 51 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha QLD 4554
Cost: From $15
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Looks interesting Elaine. Some useful experiences ..
by Barry (score: 3|1881) 34 days ago
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