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The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are open from dawn to dusk each day and entry is free. Our Friends' Centre is open daily between 10am and 2pm. Guided walks are available by prior appointment. The gardens are located on Ashmore Rd adjacent to Royal Pines (map).
Kate Heffernan Receives GCCC Award
Friends are delighted and proud to congratulate Kate Heffernan who was presented with the Gold Coast City 2013 Australia Day Environmental Achievement Award. Read more about her award here.
WHATS ON AT THE gardens...
2013 Events Calendar
|Saturday May 11th
9.00 am to noon
Saturday May 11th
5.00pm to 8.00pm
|"Create a Native Garden" a NaturallyGC programme|
with Kate Heffernan - bookings essential
Wine and Cheese Tasting at The Friends Centre -
wines from France, Margaret River, Hunter &
Heathcote presented by Archie Cox of Moet Hennessy.
To purchase tickets Ph 0449 561 674 or email
email@example.com by 4 May
|Sunday July 28th
Sunday September 29th
Tuesday October 8th
Sunday December 1st
|10th birthday celebration.|
We invite everyone to help us celebrate the contribution
made by the Friends and Community in the development
of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.
The first Community Planting day was on 28th July 2003.
More details to follow
Spring Planting Day
Queensland Arbor Day
- Maintenance Group sessions – every Wednesday at 6.30 am during the Summer/Daylight Savings period (October-March); and 7.30am in the Winter/Non-Daylight Savings period (April-September);
- Herbarium Sessions – Tuesdays and Saturdays 9-11am, Friends Centre;
- Friends meetings – 1st Mondays 5.30 – 7.30pm, Friends Centre;
- Australian Plants Gold Coast meetings – first weekend each month during garden visits; and
- Craft group (see below).
Early in May 2012 a small group met in the Friends Centre to discuss the possibility of a Craft Group within FRIENDS to share skills and produce small items for sale through the CENTRE. Such items as; a calendar, Christmas cards and tree ornaments, bookmarks and potpourri bags were discussed as possibilities.
If you think this reflects your interests and skills please join us on the last Monday of each month at 10.00am. Innovative ideas and all suggestions accepted with much joy.
Elinor Cox, Friends Centre Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org (07) 5597 2887
Birdwing Book Launch
Friends Member, Lyn Reilly recently completed a new childrens' picture book 'The Birdwing's New Home' along with illustrator Lois Hughes. The book was published last year and is available for purchase at the Friends Centre for $15.
Seminar and Workshop Timetable
If you would like to attend one of the following seminars (S) or workshops (W), held at the Friends Centre, please click here to register. Seminars run for 2-3 hours and are $10 ($8 for members). Workshops are limited to 10 participants, run for 4.5 hours and are $35 ($28 for members). Light refreshments and take home notes are provided.