Come to your senses at the botanic gardens

Sharelle and Jazmyn Guest perform in the botanic gardens.

The morning of Sunday November 7 will be a feast for the senses at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

There will be something for everyone, starting with the tactile from 9am to noon, when you can join a botanical printing workshop hosted by Sammy Ciganka and Margaret Moon, who will show you how to make some unique Christmas presents in the form of 10 self-made greeting cards. Bookings are required – visit

Your ears will be again regaled with the sounds of light classical and modern romantic music from the talented mother and daughter flautist duo Sharelle and Jazmyn Guest, who will entertain under the poinciana trees adjacent to the Shade Garden, from 10am to noon.

And talking of the Shade Garden: it will also be open from 9am to noon, with a special feature being the first flowering of the Jade Vine in Noosa’s gardens, first discovered in the Philippines in 1841, and a wonder of the plant world to see.

And let’s not leave the taste buds out. The gardens’ special coffee van will be on hand to quench any thirst.

Of course, you can make a whole day of it, with lots of secluded picnic spots dotted around eight hectares of beauty and serenity. You can even bring your dog (on a leash).

And put this in your diary: the next garden Friends’ plant sale is coming up on Saturday 27 November, from 7am.

Springtime in the gardens is special. Don’t miss out.

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