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Sooty Owl Creekside Trail

Sooty Owl Creekside Trail

A delight for the young and the young-at-heart No visit to the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens is complete without exploring Sooty Owl's Creekside Trail. It begins with a sign and then a set of wonderful mosaics set into the pathway.   Greater sooty owls are...

Lakeside

Lakeside

Lakeside at the gardens is special at all times of the year, framed with tree ferns, Japanese windflowers and many colours of iris reflecting in the water. The lake is a haven for water birds, fish, frogs and is crossed by the beautiful old stone bridge which was...

Magnolia Garden

Magnolia Garden

Magnolias are prized worldwide for their flowers and forms. Growing as large shrubs or trees they produce showy fragrant flowers that are white, pink,red, purple or yellow. Some forms are evergreen with glossy leathery leaves and some evergreen types have buds, stems...

Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden

Visit the Perennial garden and you will be inspired to create your own cottage garden Lots of old fashioned favourites here Many of the plants featured in the Perennial Bed are available for sale from the Potty Potters on Wednesday and Thursday Mornings from 8.30 to...

Camellia Garden

Camellia Garden

Visitors to the Gardens will delight in the vast range of camellias which grace our gardens from the hedging sasanquas at the entrance to the growing collection of over 65 different types of Camellia in the area below the rotunda. Many of the Camellias were donated by...

Bromeliad Garden

Bromeliad Garden

The Bromeliad Garden by the lakeside is always a popular spot. These amazing plants - with around 3,200 species - are mostly from the tropical Americas. The centrepiece of the garden is a large silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa), a native of tropical and sub-tropical...

Rose Garden

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden Thanks to volunteer Dawn Hooper, the Rose Garden is taking on a new look with the addition of the highly perfumed hybrid tea roses.  The first thing that visitors do, according to Dawn is to "smell the roses" so Dawn thought it time to accommodate our...

Orchid House

Orchid House

The Ken Baker Orchid House Ken Baker was a visionary and a moving force behind the establishment of the Botanic Gardens Ken worked tirelessly in the 1980's to convince the then Beaudesert council to allocate the land to the garden club and also undertook the initial...

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

What is a Japanese Garden ? At its heart the Japanese garden remains an attempt by humans to encapsulate the spirit of Nature, recognising the cycle of seasonal changes and the transience of life. The original conception of the garden was to create an idyllic...

LATEST NEWS & ARTICLES

BOTANIC GARDENS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Major works on the lakes are taking place under the direction of Scenic Rim Regional Council.  The gardens also require further work to restore them to a condition of safety and for the community to enjoy. Much of the infrastructure, including buildings and...

BOTANIC GARDENS PLANT SALE AIDS MASSIVE REBUILD

BOTANIC GARDENS PLANT SALE AIDS MASSIVE REBUILD

The volunteers at Tamborine Mountain Regional Botanic Gardens will hold a special plant sale on Saturday, March 9, to raise much-needed funds for the Gardens rebuild following the Christmas storm. The sale will be held in the Gardens car park from 8am until noon. The...

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