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8 06, 2017

Kids in Conservation School Holiday Program

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For 6-14 year olds:
1. Discover our Living Legends
Friday 30 June 9am to 10.30 am
2. What Bird is that?
Tuesday 4 July 9am to 10.30 am

For 4 to 12 year olds
Botanica Quest
2 sessions on Friday 7 July
9am to 10am
10 am to 11 am

Bookings essential – Ph 0449 561 674
Cost – $5 per child

28 04, 2017

OPEN DAY at GOLD COAST REGIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS

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Sunday 28 May from 10am – 2pm.
230 Ashmore Road Benowa 4217

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens invite you to share in the activities that showcase our unique Botanic Gardens.
Official Launch of the Kaialgumm Games Trail from11:00am – 12:30pm
Including: Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Games demonstration on Friends Centre Lawn.

There will be a community planting, plants for sale and nursery propagation demonstration, guided walks, herbarium display, native flower arranging, native bees display, bush foods display and tasting, Botanica children’s trails for all the family, sausage sizzle and cold drinks plus Coffee at the Gardens and ice cream.
Schedule of Events for the day will follow.

For more information:
P 0449 561 674
E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au
W www.friendsgcrbg.org.au

28 03, 2017

Kids In Conservation – April School Holidays

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Register now for
Grow that Plant – 5 April, 9am to 1030am
Botanica Nature Play Missions – 7 April, 9.30am to 11am
What bird is that? – 11 April, 9am to 10.30am

Bookings essential – phone 0449 561 674

23 03, 2017

Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Open Day at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens – Sunday 28th May 2017 10am – 2pm

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Countdown Clocks

12 12, 2016

Nature based Children’s Activities

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Three nature-based children’s activities for the Christmas School holidays.

Botanica Christmas Arts and Craft … Friday 16 December
Kids in Conservation … ‘Grow That Plant’ Friday 13 January
Kids in Conservation … ‘What Bird is That?’ Tuesday 10 January

Bookings 0449 561 674 (correct phone number)

10 09, 2016

$10 Calendar makes great Christmas Present

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Friends have produced a calendar for 2017 themed “Threatened and Endangered Plants of Queensland”. There are around 50 species of plants regarded as threatened or endangered planted in the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.
This calendar, capturing the beauty of these special plants, is available at the Friends Centre for $10.00.

18 03, 2016

Rotary Education Pavilion Opened

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More than 50 guests gathered for the official opening of the Rotary Education Pavilion on Friday 11 March 2016. Special guests included
• Rotarian Justin Schaffer, the major donor up from Sydney,
• Councillors Taylor, Grummitt, and Bell,
• the current and future leaders of Rotary District 9640 – DG Ann Egan, DGE Michael Irving and DGN Darrell Brown,
• Dr Liz Caddick, Curator of the BG,
• Alex Jakimoff, President of the FGCRBG, Gene Rosser – Patron of the Friends, and past presidents of FGCRBG Kate Heffernan and Nick Bloor.

The opening of the Rotary Education Pavilion has been a long time coming. Even longer for Justin Schaffer who donated a significant sum of money to Gold Coast Rotary Club back in 2008 to be used to provide ongoing education programs for young people in an area not catered for by main stream schools. After several false starts we identified the need for a multi-purpose shelter within the Gardens for use in education programs and for housing interpretative displays.

We did not want a standard picnic shelter that you find in a park – we wanted a signature structure befitting of a Botanic Gardens and something, which acknowledged Rotary and its community service. Justin was proud to officially open a signature structure designed by Andrew Brewer from Burling Brown Architects. He gave a moving speech, advocating philanthropy and thanking Gold Coast Rotary for its support and perseverance in bringing this pavilion to fruition. President Lynda had much pleasure in presenting Justin with Honorary Membership of our club. Alex Jakimoff then presented both Justin and the Rotary Club of Gold Coast with Life Memberships of […]

28 02, 2016

Get creative in the Botanic Gardens this year!

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Adults Arts Classes conducted by Megan Skehan will begin on Monday 14 March. All classes will be on Mondays from 10am till 1pm. Cost $30.00 for 3 hours. You can book in for one class or as many as you like!
Check out the Flyer and the Materials List.
Bookings and more information call into the Friends Centre or phone 0449 561 674. Get creative in the Botanic Gardens this year!

Friends watercolour classes Semester 1

13 11, 2015

Volunteers for ‘Story of our Country’

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Do you want to learn more about these wonderful plant collections?
Find out more by contacting Friends on 0449 561 674 or email info@friendsgcrbg.org.au

1 09, 2015

Flowers on Fridays

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During September and October, Flowers on Fridays will be available at the Friends Centre.

Order by Wednesday or choose from items available in the Centre on Fridays.

We will source the best available native flora and charge a set price of $30 for our floral designs.

Phone enquiries: 0407 580899 or 0429 412968
Email: gc.ausflowers@gmail.com

6 10, 2014

Our Botanic Gardens feature on Gardening Australia

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On 4 October 2014, a wonderful segment about the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens was shown on ABC Television’s Gardening Australia.  If you missed it or wish to see it again, here is the link: Gardening Australia

 

9 05, 2014

Free Guided Walks 10:00am Sensory Garden Pavilion

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Friends Free Guided Walks are up and running on first Sunday and third Wednesday of the month. Meet our Volunteer Guide at the Sensory Garden Pavilion at 10:00am.
A great opportunity to find out more about our Botanic Gardens … the plants and the history!
Anyone looking for Guided Walks at the Botanic Gardens for a group please phone 0449 651 674 or email info@friendsgcrbg.org.au

10 09, 2016

THREATENED SPECIES COMMUNITY PLANTING

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Next Sunday, 18 September is Threatened Species Community Planting Day at the Botanic Gardens.
Join Friends from 9:00 – 10:00am to plant more threatened species in the Montane Section of the Mangroves to Mountains Walk.
Wear closed in shoes, a hat and bring a water bottle. All tools and gloves supplied.
Meet just below the Friends Centre. Bring your family and friends to help ‘grow the Gardens’! Need more details? Ph 0449 561 674

31 08, 2016

Grow that Plant – 23 September

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Three nature-based children’s activities for the September School holidays.

Kids in Conservation … ‘Grow That Plant’ Friday 23 September
Kids in Conservation … ‘What Bird is That?’ Tuesday 27 September
Botanica Missions …. Use your NaturePlay Passport to complete your missions! Friday 30 September

Bookings 0449 561 674

10 07, 2016

Discovery in the Gardens

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Free activities and displays in the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens as part of Science Week.

25 06, 2016

Nature Based Children’s Activities – School Holidays

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Three nature-based children’s activities for the July School holidays.

Kids in Conservation … ‘Grow That Plant’ Friday 1 July
Kids in Conservation … ‘What Bird is That?’ Tuesday 5 July
Botanica Missions …. Use your NaturePlay Passport to complete your missions! Friday 8 July

Bookings 0449 561 674