Walks and events
  • Last updated:
  • 07 Oct 2020
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.


Art exhibitions, educational workshops and events are held in the garden and the purpose-built Arts and Ecology Centre throughout the year. Check out the What's On calendar for current exhibitions.

Children's school holiday program

The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden also hosts holiday programs at the Arts and Ecology Centre. The programs include a variety of activities to keep children entertained and informed over the holiday period. Check out the What's On calendar for latest details.


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.