What's on at the gardens
Celebrate Mother's Day
Now that Easter is over it's time to get ready for Mother's Day. Let us do the cooking, and bring your mum to the beautiful Botanic Gardens on Sunday 14 May from 12pm to 6pm to enjoy some great music and free family fun. There will be more parking and trucks with vegan and gluten free options available. For more information download the flyer.
Botanic Gardens Open Day 2017 - save the date!
Make sure to visit your botanic garden on Sunday 28 May this year to celebrate the annual Botanic Gardens Open Day and find out what botanic gardens are all about. There will be guided walks, plant sales, displays, craft activities and a community planting. Keep an eye on this page for more information nearer the time.
Kaialgumm Games Trail
The Kaialgumm Games Trail takes you to six sites where you can use the QR reader on your smart phone or tablet to find out more about traditional indigenous games and how to play them. For more information visit our Kaialgumm Games Trail page.
We are currently upgrading and extending the irrigation at the Botanic Gardens. The upgrade will reduce water usage across the site, and a new filtration and water pumping system will also save power and help to improve lake water quality. The upgrade is due for completion by June 2017.
Download a map of the Botanic Gardens.
View our regular events
Botanical art and craft
First Monday of the month from 10am at the Friends Centre.
Fit and fabulous for the over 50s
Join this fun, motivating and friendly group training session for the over 50s. Improve your posture, balance and strength with this gentle group exercise session. Great for helping to prevent falls. Meeting every Tuesday at 9am. It's just $2 per class. Contact 'Hands on' personal trainer on 0432 692 131 for more information.
Green team volunteer gardeners
Every Wednesday new volunteers are always welcome. Meet at the Friends Centre, 7am to 9am May to September, 6am to 8am October to April. For further information contact the Friends of Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.
Free guided tours of the Botanic Gardens available first Sunday of the month at 10am and third Wednesday of the month at 9.30am. Meet at the Sensory Gardens entrance, no booking required. For more information contact Friends of Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.
Learn how to propagate and grow native plants in the Friends nursery. Every Friday from 8am to 10am. Meet at the Friends Centre.
Press and preserve
Join the Friends herbarium group to learn more about the native plants of our region. Tuesday and Saturday from 9am to midday at the Friends Centre.
Tai Chi is great for creating strength and health with emphasis on body alignment, relaxation and slow movement. Qualified instructors will guide you through gentle movements for relaxation. Tai Chi times are:
Tuesday: 8am - 9am
Wednesday: 8am - 9am
Friday: 8am - 9am
Friday: 10am - 11am
- Botanic Gardens education program
- Botanic Garden attractions
- Kaialgumm Games Trail
- Park bookings
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