The Backyard Series
The backyard series 

The Backyard Series

Workshops to help you create beautiful native gardens at your place.

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 AprilCaring for Soil: Worms, fungi and microbiologyDr Sandra TuszynskaGiving Soil
15th AprilHow to Design a Beautiful Native GardenShaun WalshShaun Walsh Landscape Architect
29th AprilDesigning Gardens for DiversityNatalie SandersonBackyards for Biodiversity
3rd JuneSeasonal Bushfoods and How to Create a Native Edible GardenVeronica CouganWitjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery
17th JunePruning for Plant Growth and HealthSpencer ShawForest Heart ecoNursery
1st JulyAll About Native Grasses and LawnsShaun WalshShaun Walsh Landscape Architect
5th AugBeautiful Groundcovers: Sun-lovers, shady spots and everything in betweenKaren ShawForest Heart ecoNursery
19th AugDesigning Coastal Gardens: Wallum flowers and selecting for sandy soilsTim LangCoolum Community Native Nursery
2nd SeptBring Birds into Your Garden: flowering plants for feathered friendsSuzie PearceFlorabunda Bushcare
7th OctHow to Make Your Own BirdbathMaureen SheargoldFounding member of MRBBG
21st OctDIY Frog Hotels: Simple habitats for an amphibian-friendly gardenTrevor MorrisonECOllaboration
4th NovAttracting Butterflies: Planting and caring for pollinatorsJessica RaintreeMooloolah River Landcare

The Backyard Series program is proudly supported by the following contributors: