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GumFest! Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha (Qld)
20 March 2022Free
Join us for a family-friendly celebration of the eucalypt – one of our national botanic treasures. Learn more about our magnificent gum species and the amazing wildlife they support.
There are talks, guided walks, workshops and activities for both kids and adults – try some gum leaf and nut art and craft; taste-test gum leaf tea (and other bush brews) and species-specific eucalypt honey; follow our gum tree story trail; learn which gums are best for your backyard; and enjoy tapping your feet to the tunes of the Rantan Bush Band… we have a range of activities for all the family to enjoy!
We’re putting on a shuttle bus at the Visitor Information Centre to take you up to the Australian Plant Communities carpark, or you can follow the gum leaves along the adventure trail! Tasty snacks and cold drinks will be available for purchase up at the festival site. See you there!
Location: Meet at the Australian Plant Communities
|GumFest (link to festival ticketing)
|Great Gum Story Trail (no bookings required)
|Nature Journalling with Paula Peeters (Bookings required)
|Scribbly Gum Secrets with Dannika Patterson and Megan Forward10.30am session (Bookings required)
|Scribbly gum secrets with Dannika Patterson and Megan Forward12.30pm session (Bookings required)
|Speakers Tent general information
Speakers Tent Eventbrite links for booking into individual talks
|Speakers Tent 10:00am session with Peta Deacon: Eucalypts in your backyard – seeds and seedlings
|Speakers Tent 10:45am session with Dr. Tim Heard: The importance of Pollinators
|Speakers Tent 11:30am session with Sue Morris: Flying Foxes – Nature’s gardeners
|Speakers Tent 12:30pm session with Natalie Billing: Eucalypt dyes
|Speakers Tent 1:30pm session withAndrew Dinwoodie: The Powerful Owl Project