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Share plantspiration in Botanic Gardens Day challenge

Botanic Gardens Day
Some of the beautiful plants on show at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

During the month of May green-thumbed residents are being urged to take part in a nationwide #plantchallenge to celebrate Botanic Gardens Day.

Botanic Gardens Day is promoted across Australia and New Zealand on the last Sunday in May each year.

Launched in 2016 by ABC TV’s Gardening Australia Host and Botanic Gardens Day Australian Ambassador Costa Georgiadis and New Zealand Ambassador Jack Hobbs, the event now has over 100 botanic gardens participating.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, many Botanic Gardens Day events have been cancelled and a #plantchallenge has instead been introduced.

It's something Council's Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor urged all residents to get involved in.

“We are so lucky to have such a beautiful Botanic Gardens in our region, filled with so many stunning varieties of flora,” he said.

“While visiting the gardens may be limiting at the moment, it doesn't mean we can't celebrate it from afar and also highlight the wonderful plants growing in our own backyards.

“The #plantchallenge is a great opportunity for residents to record a creative video of themselves with their plants and celebrate all that nature provides.”

The #plantchallenge runs from Friday, 1 May to Sunday, 31 May.

Just some of the amazing plants featured in the Botanic Gardens rainforest.

Residents are asked to create a short, 45 second video in landscape mode, about a favourite plant or plant inspiration.

The videos can be uploaded via the Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Inc website or, simply use the hashtag #plantchallenge and #BGANZ when posting to social media.

Don't forget to tag your friends so they can participate in spreading some plantspiration too.

To find out more click here.

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