The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is thrilled to host The Backyard Series in 2023!
Come and learn how to create beautiful native gardens at your place with the Sunshine Coast's best landscape designers, soil and local plant experts. Each presenter will give you the inspiration and know-how to turn your backyard into a healthy, thriving green space. Choose one-off workshops or treat yourself to an affordable year-long gardening course.
The Backyard Series schedule is listed below. View the individual workshops for more information. Places are limited, click on the booking links to secure your spot.
|1st April||Caring for Soil: Worms, fungi and microbiology||Dr Sandra Tuszynska||Giving Soil|
|15th April||How to Design a Beautiful Native Garden||Shaun Walsh||Shaun Walsh Landscape Architect|
|29th April||Designing Gardens for Diversity||Natalie Sanderson||Backyards for Biodiversity|
|3rd June||Seasonal Bushfoods and How to Create a Native Edible Garden||Veronica Cougan||Witjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery|
|17th June||Pruning for Plant Growth and Health||Spencer Shaw||Forest Heart ecoNursery|
|1st July||All About Native Grasses and Lawns||Shaun Walsh||Shaun Walsh Landscape Architect|
|5th Aug||Beautiful Groundcovers: Sun-lovers, shady spots and everything in between||Karen Shaw||Forest Heart ecoNursery|
|19th Aug||Designing Coastal Gardens: Wallum flowers and selecting for sandy soils||Tim Lang||Coolum Community Native Nursery|
|2nd Sept||Bring Birds into Your Garden: flowering plants for feathered friends||Suzie Pearce||Florabunda Bushcare|
|7th Oct||How to Make Your Own Birdbath||Maureen Sheargold||Founding member of MRBBG|
|21st Oct||DIY Frog Hotels: Simple habitats for an amphibian-friendly garden||Trevor Morrison||ECOllaboration|
|4th Nov||Attracting Butterflies: Planting and caring for pollinators||Jessica Raintree||Mooloolah River Landcare|
The Backyard Series program is proudly supported by the following contributors: