Maroochy Botanic Gardens

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Australia - Queensland - Tanawha

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Maroochy Botanic Gardens
51 Palm Creek Road
adjacent to the Tanawha Golf Course
Queensland 4556 Australia

Telephone: (07) 5443 6336
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Joan Horgan, President of Friends
    Curator's Name: Peter Nagel
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 82 Hectares
    Latitude: -26.71464
    Longitude: 153.01769
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 400
  • Special Collections:The gardens feature plants of the South East Queensland bioregion, particularly those found on the Sunshine Coast. This area includes parts of the Southeast Hills and Ranges, Gympie Block, Southern Coastal Lowlands and Great Sandy sub-bioregions. An ecological system of planting is followed (a method of using living plants from that particular area) with the existing plants and trees and land features of the gardens guiding the selection and location of new planting. Over 400 species of plants were found on the garden’s site before the gardens were developed.

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes