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Prizes up for grabs in Botanic Gardens Day competition

Botanic Gardens Day competition
Help celebrate Botanic Gardens Day by participating in Council's online challenge.

Get creative while learning all about Bundaberg's Botanic Gardens with online activities and a competition now available to celebrate National Botanic Gardens Day.

Held every year on the last Sunday in May, Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) made a decision to celebrate this special day during the whole month of May.

Promoted right across Australia and New Zealand, the day highlights the positive impact botanic gardens have on local communities.

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the team at Bundaberg's Botanic Gardens have come up with a range of online, themed activities for the community to enjoy.

Council's Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said the online activities could be downloaded below and included a range of interesting crafts, games and even a competition for the whole family to enjoy.

“These activities include garden bingo, which can be played in your own backyard, and ideas on how to create your own plant press using simple, natural materials,” he said.

“There is also a Botanic Gardens quiz for residents to take part in and instructions on how to create beautiful paper flowers that bloom.”

Cr Honor said prizes would be up for grabs for those who wished to participate.

“Council's Botanic Gardens staff will be offering a free prize pack to the first 10 people who correctly answer all 10 questions from the competition quiz,” he said.

“The prize will include some handy garden tools and a free voucher to purchase plants up to the value of $20 at select local nurseries.”

Cr Honor said Botanic Gardens Day was an important acknowledgement of the benefits gardens and nature bring to communities.

“Not only is a botanic garden a place for people to relax and spend time with family and friends, they are also areas of research into botany, ecology and horticulture,” he said.

“Our Botanic Gardens has such a wide variety of thriving flora and fauna and is a constant source of information.

“It's a place where you can enjoy food grown in the permaculture garden, pick fruit from our rare fruit orchid, watch the native animals enjoy life or simply surround yourself with stunning trees and plants.”

Botanic Gardens Day quiz:

One you have downloaded the Botanic Gardens quiz, simply email the completed quiz to parksadministration@bundaberg.qld.gov.au by midnight on 31 May 2020.

Remember to include your name, email and postal address and whether the prize is to go to an adult or a child.

Winners will be contacted by Friday, 12 June 2020.

Other Botanic Gardens Day activities:

To find out more about Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) click here.

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