Spend a day with the family at Botanic Gardens Day

Published: 29 May 2019

This year’s Botanic Gardens Day is set to be bigger and better than ever!

The event will be held this Saturday, June 1, from 9am to 2pm at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

Cr Ayril Paton said Botanic Gardens Day would have something for everyone.

“Whether you’re interested in gardening, bird watching, native flora and fauna, local conservation efforts or just looking to get the family out for the day, we’ve got you covered,” he said.

“Some of the highlights include guided walks, worm farming and gardening demonstrations, ukulele and build an insect hotel workshops, kids’ activities including bug hunts and The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th anniversary, plus much more.”

Council’s parks and environment department will also be launching their new free native plants program at Botanic Gardens Day.

Cr Paton said residents who brought their rate notices to the event would be able to take home four native plants of their choice, free of charge.

“The program is designed to encourage residents to incorporate more native plant species into their gardens,” he said.

“Native plant species thrive in our warm tropical climate, require less water than exotic species and provide food and habitat for native wildlife.”

For more information on Botanic Gardens Day visit www.mackayregionalbotanicgardens.com.au.