Escape to the forest this Mother’s Day
  • Thursday 28 April 2016

Live music, a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, loads of shade, and an abundance of flora and fauna – what better way to spend Mother’s Day.

Environment portfolio holder and Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay invites everyone to escape to the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden on Sunday May 8 to enjoy Mother’s Day Picnic in the Forest from 11.30am - 2pm.

“Bring a picnic and unwind with live jazz music from singer/pianist, Laura Mitchell in the surrounds of the Currajong lawns while the children explore the Whipbird Village Experiential Garden and discover the hidden treasures,” Cr McKay said.

“The Whipbird Village was designed to entice both children and the young at heart to discover their whimsical side and interact with nature.

“A number of wonderful new elements were completed in the children’s experiential garden this month, including beautiful Whipbird eggs carved from granite and new “pods” created using living native plants which are entwined within a network of tracks, stepping stones and logs.

“And while at the Garden, drop into a “Mum & Me” portrait drawing workshop with Christine Elcoate from 11.30am -12.15pm and 1 – 2pm where you will learn how to draw faces, and make your own memory snapshot of your Mum’s Day picnic in the forest.”

For further information about the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, visit council’s website.