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Coffee @ the Gardens

Garden visitors can now enjoy a freshly ground coffee at the Gardens. Coffee is available from the Friends Centre:

  • Monday to Friday 7am to 12pm
  • Weekends 9am to 2pm

All coffee is organic. Loose leaft teas and gluten free goodies also available. This is a three month trial so please support it.

Autumn Community Planting Day

Come and help grow the Gardens on March 30th, with our butterfly themed community planting day. Plant a butterfly food plant and learn how to attract butterflies to your garden. Butterfly face painting and story telling for children. Sausage sizzle afterwards for planters.

Salvinia Management Program

Council is trialing an integrated pest management program to manage salvinia in the Botanic Gardens lake, using a biological control agent, the salvinia weevil.  Salvina (Salvinia Molesta) is a free-floating aquatic fern and is declared noxious plant in Australia.  It can double in size within a week and rapidly form mats that completely cover lake systems, damaging water quality and causing a safety hazard.

Over the past year, the weevil has been successful in clearing salvina from other Council lakes including Lake Orpheus in Robina and Aqua Promenade in Currumbin.  However, the salvinia weevil can take several months to become established, particularly in a large area.  To assist, Council has cordoned a section of the lake, west of the causeway, to encourage the weevil to establish.  Other areas are being managed through a combination of spraying and harvesting.  As the weevil becomes established, Council will relocate weevil-infested plants to other plants to other parts of the lake.

Regular events

Friends Gardens Maintenance Morning
Every Wednesday from October to March, 6.30am to 9am. Every Wednesday from April to September, 7.30am to 9am.   Meet at the Friends' Centre.  For further information about planting days, guided walks or joining the Friends, please visit or phone 0449 561 674.

Fit and fabulous for the over 50’s
Join this fun, motivating, 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. Just $2 per class – contact Hands on PT on 0432 692 131 for further information.

Tai chi
Join this free class, great for creating strength and health, with emphasis on body alignment, relaxation and slow movement. Qualified instructor Brad will guide you through gentle movements for relaxation. Meet on Tuesdays or Fridays at 8.30am. Contact Brad for further information on 0418 757 539.

School Holiday Activities

Come and join in one of the fantastic children's craft activities happening at the Botanic Gardens this summer holidays. A great way to get your children out of the house, having fun and learning about nature, while you relax and enjoy the beautiful Botanic Gardens.  Click here for activities program

 For further information on the amazing Gardens visit:

 plan your visit  What's on

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 friends of the gardens  Garden's history

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