Gold Coast Regional Botanic Garden

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Institution Code:

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Gold Coast Regional Botanic Garden
230 Ashmore Rd, Benowa
Gold Coast
Queensland 4217 Australia

Telephone: 0755829361
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ross Greenwood
    Curator's Name: Paul Cockbain
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Paul Cockbain
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1999
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Total Area: 33 Hectares
    Latitude: -28.00900
    Longitude: 153.38822
    Annual Rainfall: 1100 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 40 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
  • Local Address: 230 Ashmore Rd, Benowa
  • Locality: City: Gold Coast
  • Locality: State: Queensland

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 140

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes