Walks and Events
  • Last updated:
  • 08 Dec 2016
Botanic gardens show both the beauty and usefulness of plants. They are havens where our botanical heritage can be grown, nurtured, researched, propagated and protected. They are also places of science, art and conservation, walking, playing, dreaming and discovering.


The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden hosts holiday programs at the Arts and Ecology Centre located within the garden. The programs include a variety of activities to keep adults and children entertained and informed over the holiday period. Art exhibitions, educational workshops and events are also held in the garden and centre throughout the year. Check out the What's On calendar.





Spirit of Summer[233KB]

Rosemary Anderson

9 - 24 December 2016

The Nature of Printmaking[1154KB]

Maleny Printmakers and Friends

6 - 15 January 2017

School Holiday Program

Art Bugs

Creepy crawlies meet craft and creativity this Summer as Art Bugs explores the world of insects and mini-beasts from 14th December 2016 through to 14th January 2017.  

Ever wondered what a native bee hive looks like or how massive native cockroaches can get? Then come along to Art Bugs, a holiday workshop program for children and teens at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanical Gardens (MRBBG), Palm Creek Road, Tanawah.  Local and visiting artists and entomologists (they’re bug experts!) are offering a jam-packed schedule just for Sunshine Coast kids.  Whether you’re into photography, sculpture, painting, printing, beading, building or flying kites, this hands-on workshop series will take you on a journey into the bizarre and beautiful world of our local insects.  Check out the What's On calendar for program details and bookings.  Spaces are limited and RSVP essential, so book a spot today!


Meet the Friends volunteer guides at the Arts and Ecology Centre for a guided walk of the garden.

The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden includes a variety of attractions along the walks that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Refer map[457KB]

Rain garden

Your walk will take you through lush rain gardens with specially constructed gardens that help keep water on site. The water is absorbed into the sub soil, and the flow is slowed and cleansed  before it reaches waterways. View the Rain gardens fact sheet[311KB] for more information about these special gardens.

Whipbird Village

Families can take a journey of discovery exploring nature and searching for the hidden wildlife and artworks in the village located across the lagoon walk. New and exciting additions to the village will be created and installed over the next twelve months. Make sure you visit regularly to see how the village pods will be woven from living plants, try balancing on the carved tree trunks or just sit on the timber platforms to enjoy a tranquil morning tea or lunch in the forest.

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