Where tropical meets temperate.
The delightful Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens are a must-see experience on any visit to the region.
Because of the latitude and the cooler temperature we are able to plant and grow many more cold climate plants as well as many tropical beauties.
Open 7 days during daylight hours for your enjoyment.
- Sooty Owl Walk
- Magnolia Garden
- Perennial Garden
- Camellia Garden
- Hydrangea Garden
- Bromeliad Garden
- Rose Garden
- Orchid House
- Japanese Garden
- Rhododendron Gardens
- Rainforest Walk
- White Flower Walk
Stroll through the gardens or take a picnic and spend the day. There are several special areas for you to discover.
Lakeside at the gardens is special at all times of the year, framed with tree ferns, Japanese windflowers and many colours of iris reflecting in the water, the lake is a haven for water birds, fish, frogs and is crossed by the beautiful old stone bridge which was built many years ago and was already on the site when the gardens were first started in 1983.
Visit the Perennial garden and you will be inspired to create your own cottage garden.
Many of the plants featured in the Perennial Bed are available for sale from the Potty Potters on Wednesday and Thursday Mornings from 8.30 to 11.00 am.
Call into the potting shed just behind the main shed at the bottom of the drive or ask any of the volunteers to direct you.
Visitors to the Gardens will delight in the vast range of camellias which grace our gardens from the hedging sasanquas at the entrance to the growing collection of over 65 different types of Camellia in the area below the rotunda.
Camellias are grown for their exquisite beauty and elegance. Flowers can be any size from corsage sized miniatures to almost dinner plate sized reticulatas, from single to doubles, ruffled or formal, pink, red or white or combining two or three colours in each flower.
Thanks to volunteer Dawn Hooper, the Rose Garden is taking on a new look with the addition of the highly perfumed hybrid tea roses. The first thing that visitors do, according to Dawn is to “smell the roses” so Dawn thought it time to accommodate our visitors!
At the gardens we have representatives of the three types of rhododendrons. The azaleas and vireyas are well established and flower well most years. During 2014 we made a definite attempt to increase the number of ‘cool climate’ rhododendrons in our display. Being in a sub-tropical area means there is always a risk from the high humidity, fungal attack and lack of cold winters. However, we are determined to give it our utmost effort and sort out just what can be grown successfully here.
History and Fromation should it be History and Formation?
The Botanic Gardens at Tamborine Mountain were established in 1983 as an initiative of the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club.
The 11 hectare block of land was a weed-covered swamp that had been designated by the then Beaudesert Shire Council as the site for the establishment of a sewage treatment works.
Negotiations by the Garden Club with local councillor Vonda Youngman, saw the management of the land – owned to this day by the council – handed over to the Garden Club for the establishment of a Botanic Garden. Work then commenced on clearing the site and building the lake.
The gardens are maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to develop, construct and improve the gardens, creating a first-class attraction for both locals and visitors to the mountain.
Picnics, weddings and theatrical productions are now regular activities as well as visits from groups from all over Australia. Guides can be arranged for tours at a nominal charge. Contact our Gardens Manager for more information.
The Gardens offer a beautiful location for weddings. They are also a popular venue for many families to celebrate various events. It should be remembered that, as a volunteer organisation, we are unable to offer some of the services of other gardens.
We prefer to limit the number of guests to 20, bearing in mind the amount of parking space available and other visitors to the Gardens. We also ask that no confetti or rice be used at ceremonies. We also expect that rubbish be removed following the service and, if music is played, that this is kept to a reasonable volume so as not to disturb neighbours and other visitors.
To book your wedding or function and ensure the availability of the site, please contact our Wedding Manager directly with your names, email and phone contact and preferred area of the gardens. make sure you read the guidelines below.
A Booking and Donation of $200.00 would ensure your space is reserved and the area is prepared on the day. The Main Pavilion is for the use of the General Public and is not available for wedding bookings.
Please make your donation payment directly to our bank account – Tamborine Mountain Garden Club Inc. BSB 084835 Account Number 164215016. Please put your name as a reference with the payment.
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