Fantastic Flora event

There will be a free public lecture at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens on Thursday 07 September, 2-3.30pm, organised by the Friends of the Gardens as part of the ‘Backyards to Biosphere’ series for 2023.

Spencer Shaw of Forest Heart Nursery and Brush Turkey Enterprises will present in detail ‘30 great local native shrubs for a range of gardens across the Sunshine Coast’, and give details on all aspects of these local species for biodiverse backyards.

More use of these species will improve our living environments while making home gardens a more wildlife-friendly feature of our Sunshine Coast Biosphere Reserve.

There will be plants and books for sale, and question time for audience involvement. Afternoon tea will be provided to allow extra time for discussion.

Make a day of it! Come and explore the Gardens, see what’s in flower, take on the new Western Tall Gums Walk and relax for lunch with the Compass Garden Cafe.

The Arts & Ecology Centre at the Gardens is in Palm Creek Road, Tanawha.

For more details, email