Tondoon Botanic Gardens – Winter Events Guide

Tondoon Botanic Gardens

Winter Events 2018

Ecofest

Sunday, June 3, 9am to 3pm

Gladstone Festival and Events are the organisers of this annual environmental awareness event. Look for Tondoon’s talks at the main tent and win a prize package.

Bub Hub

Wednesday, June 6, 9am to 12pm

Free

Below Café deck

Bring the toddlers and babies for a morning get together. Playhouse, slides, swing and more.

Cooking

Wednesday, June 13, 10am to 11.30am

Free

Arboretum Shelter

Savour the Flavour Café show us how to cook up a storm.

Book on 4971 4444.

Plant Fair

Wednesday, June 20, 9am to 7pm

Incorporated into the Wednesday Markets, local nurseries and grower groups will be at Tondoon selling plants.

Tai Chi Qigong

Sunday, June 24, 8am to 9am

Free

Below Café Deck

Angela Larose leads us in physical postures, breathing techniques and mental focus.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Kids Cooking

Monday, July 2, 10am to 11.30am

Free

Arboretum Shelter

Cooking class just for kids. Watch them as they become little chefs.

Book on 4971 4444.

Kids Craft

Tuesday, July 3, 10am to 11am

Free

Arboretum Shelter

Book on 4971 4444.

Use seeds and pods from the Gardens to make creatures.

Kids Art in the Park

Friday, July 6, 10am to 11am

Free

Arboretum Shelter

Create a Collage using resources from nature.

Book on 4971 4444.

Kids Bonsai

Tuesday, July 10, 9am to 11am

Tondoon Art Gallery

$25

Kids get to create their own bonsai and take it home.

Payment required at booking time on 4971 4444.

Kids and Seeds                                                                               

Friday, July 13, 10am to 11am

Free

Arboretum Shelter

Kids plant a seed to take home and grow.

Super Hero Disco

Saturday, July 14, 5pm to 8pm

Free

Courtyard

Come as your favourite Superhero. Come dance and play games. Mums and Dads can dress up too.

Bub Hub

Wednesday, July 18, 9am to 12pm

Free

Below Café deck

Bring the toddlers and babies for a morning get together. Playhouse, slides, swing and more.

Wednesday Markets

Wednesday, July 18, 4pm to 8pm

Savour the Flavour host this event. Call Janelle on 0458 888 721 if you have stall holder enquiries.

Orchid Exhibition

Saturday, July 21, 8am to 12pm

Free

Local orchid growers and societies will be exhibiting a vast array of orchids. Purchases will be available.

Tai Chi Qigong

Sunday, July 29, 8am to 9am

Free

Below Café Deck

Angela Larose leads us in physical postures, breathing techniques and mental focus.

Bub Hub

Wednesday, August 1, 9am to 12pm

Free

Below Café deck

Bring the toddlers and babies for a morning get together. Playhouse, slides, swing and more.

Fundamentals Propagation Workshop

Saturday, August 4, 10am to 3pm

$50

Tondoon Art Gallery

This workshop is lead by our Curator, Brent Braddick and our Coordinator, Barry Meiring.   Theory of propagation by seed, cuttings and division is covered in the morning, then lunch is provided by Savour the Flavour Café. In the afternoon you will propagate plants to take home from techniques learnt. Payment to be made at booking time on 4971 4444.

Fun Activity Morning

Sunday, August 12, 8.30am to 12.30pm

Free

Rides, slides, jumping castles and more. Food vans available onsite.

Wednesday Markets

Wednesday, August 15, 4pm to 8pm

Savour the Flavour host this event. All stall holder enquiries to Janelle Noonan on

0458 888 721

Bonsai Class for Seniors

Monday, August 20, 9am to 11am

Free

Tondoon Art Gallery

An introduction to bonsai, the ancient art form. Book on 4971 4444.

Orchid Growing Workshop for Seniors

Tuesday, August 21, 9am to 11am

Free

Tondoon Art Gallery

John, our volunteer will pass on tips for healthy orchid growing.

Book on 4971 4444.

Cooking for Seniors

Wednesday, August 22, 10am to 11.30am

Free

Arboretum Shelter

Savour the Flavour Café will facilitate this class, creating easy, tasty dishes.

Book on 4971 4444

Seniors Morning Tea and Garden Walk

Thursday, August 23, 10am to 11.30am

Free

Meet at Café

Meet with the volunteers at the café, take a short walk and enjoy morning tea on the deck. Book on 4971 4444.

Seniors Games in the Gardens

Friday, August 24, 10am to 11.30am

Free

Arboretum Shelter

Trivia, boardgames, cards will be there for all to enjoy. Book on 4971 4444.

Fundamentals Bonsai Class

Saturday, August 25, 10am to 3pm

Tondoon Art Gallery

$50

All day class in bonsai. A tree will be provided in the afternoon. Light lunch is supplied. Payment is required at booking time on 4971 4444.

Tai Chi Qigong

Sunday, August 26, 8am to 9am

Free

Below Café Deck

Angela Larose leads us in physical postures, breathing techniques and mental focus.

Creatures of the Night

Friday, August 31, 5pm to 7pm

$10

Meet at the Café

Have a burger and be taken on a guided walk of the Gardens