Discovery in the Gardens

Benowa, Gold Coast Area

Join Gardening Australia's Jerry Coleby-Williams for a free day of gardening and science fun here at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. Jerry, along with ABC radio gardening experts Phil Dudman and Kate Heffernan, will be on hand to provide tips and advice on plants for Gold Coast gardens, backyard biodiversity, budget gardening and more.

Bring your plants to our plant clinic, and learn more about gardening, composting, worm farming, plant propagation, sustainable energy, bush foods, rare plants and bushfire preparedness with a range of talks, displays and workshops.

There will also be guided walks, live cooking demonstrations, music, food and plants sales. Plus, for the kids, a chance to get their hands dirty with nature adventures, mini-beast hunts, wildlife show, bats, butterflies, boomerang throwing, fire stick lighting, nature craft, live fire displays and face painting.

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Facilities

  • Car park
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking

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Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Address:
258 Ashmore Road
Benowa
Queensland, Australia 4217

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Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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