Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden
  • Last updated:
  • 17 Jun 2019

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is the hidden gem of the Sunshine Coast. Tucked away in a valley at Tanawha this tranquil retreat is an ideal location for you to volunteer.  

The Friends of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens work at the gardens every Tuesday. They are actively involved in fund raising and assisting council in the development and maintenance of the garden.

Typical duties

  • Gardening – enjoy the bushland setting while weeding, mulching, fertilising, pruning and installing irrigation in the landscaped gardens
  • Construction – if physical activity is your forte you can support all aspects of landscape construction. This involves laying new concrete and gravel pathways, constructing timber furniture, signage, track building and maintenance, rock work and retaining walls
  • Visitor information and guiding – our visitor information desk volunteers welcome and assist visitors with their queries. Communication skills are a key attribute of guides and you may wish to undertake training to guide walks and provide an overview of the natural and historic features of the gardens

  • Planning and programming – organisational, information technology and publicity/promotional skills are always welcome when planning and programming community events and workshops

  • Design and art skills – your skills in creative design and art would be most beneficial when preparing promotional and educational publications

  • Plant collections – if botany is your passion then you may choose to work with council staff to identify and source local native plants for the botanic collection.

Video by Michael O'Callaghan

How to apply

Register online to volunteer.

For more information, contact the Friends of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens via email: or telephone (07) 5456 2743.