ID: 13663

Friends of the M'chy Bushland Botanic Gardens

The Friends of the gardens are a group of volunteers who provide a labour of love in maintaining and improving the gardens to be enjoyed by all.

The objects of the Friends are:
1. To assist in the management of the Gardens
2. To promote the continued development of the Gardens.
3. To increase community awareness of the Gardens.
4. To serve as a link between the Gardens and the community.
5. To encourage the use of and enjoyment of the Gardens.

The Friends are expanding their social presence - You can now become a Friend on Facebook too.

The gardens are a place of natural beauty, where people can enjoy peace and relaxation. Visitors can increase their knowledge and appreciation of plants, their significance and conservation, especially those native to the Sunshine Coast region and subtropical forests of South East Queensland.

The gardens are open every day, 7am to 5pm (April to October) and 7am to 6pm (November to March). Visitors are very welcome to just sit and relax, enjoy walking the tracks and trails, or to have a picnic on the grass or under the trees. You may like to book in for one of the guided walks or attend one of the special events held in the gardens from time to time. There is no admission charge at the gardens, but there may be an entry charge for some of the special events.

If you enjoy plants, and learning about our special native plants, their stories and uses, please meet the Guides at the Arts & Ecology Centre at 9am for a leisurely hour's walk on Tuesdays, February to November except public holidays. During the hot months we take advantage of the shady, cool areas of the Gardens, including the Mossy Log area, the Fern Glade, the Friendship Colonnade and the Ephemeral Wetlands.

Guided walks for groups can be arranged for times that are mutually convenient for guide(s) and walkers. Time is required for organization so please let us know at least a month in advance. To make a booking, contact Margaret.

isitors are asked to respect some simple procedures that will help protect the environment and flora and fauna of the gardens, and make everyone's visit more pleasant:

bullet Dogs and other domestic animals are not allowed in the gardens, excepting guide dogs for the blind;

bullet Rubbish bins are NOT provided in the gardens - visitors are asked to take their rubbish away with them. This encourages a balance of fauna species in the gardens, rather than encouraging and favouring rubbish scavenging species;

bullet No camping or open fires (you can bring your own gas BBQ).
The Friends of the gardens are a very inclusive group who welcome new members to join them in their volunteer labours. If you would like to know more about the Friends, surf the Friends' web pages or better still, come and introduce yourself when the Arts and Ecology Centre is open. We work in the gardens every Tuesday (excepting over Christmas/New Year) from about 7:30 am. For more details on joining and membership see our Inquiry page.
Contact address

PO Box 445
Buderim QLD 4556
Australia

Local VRC: Volunteering Sunshine Coast