Our volunteers are celebrating after the great success of the Gardens’ first 2021 plant sale on Saturday, February 13.

The four-hour sale raised nearly $3,500, a much-needed boost to the funds of the Botanic Gardens.

The large variety of plants on offer brought gardening enthusiasts from across the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast and even from Brisbane for the special sale that was supplemented by a mouth-watering sausage sizzle and the offer of coffee on a perfect Saturday morning.

For the first time, the sale was held in the large Bobby White Pavilion, a specialised potting shed at the southern end of the Gardens. It provided visitors with opportunity to walk through the gardens on the way to the sale.

Head Potter Bobby White said: “We are absolutely delighted by the continuing support of the entire community. People keep coming back sale after sale. I believe it is because they know that all of our plants are nurtured in a natural environment so they are robust and ready to go straight into a garden.

“The enthusiasm of the volunteer team is critical to our success. We welcome new volunteers on Thursday mornings. Volunteering at the Gardens is an enjoyable, productive and educational experience in a positive environment that is so much needed, particularly in these times.”