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Fig Tree Chapel undergoes upgrade at Botanic Gardens

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Botanic Gardens and Horticulture Area Supervisor Cody Johnson in the Fig Tree Chapel.

Work to upgrade Bundaberg Botanic Garden's Fig Tree Chapel is underway, updating the popular wedding ceremony site to include new decking, seating and more.

The chapel, located opposite Café 1928, is a popular spot at the gardens, offering a shady, peaceful and relaxing space surrounded by beautiful fig trees.

Botanic Gardens and Horticulture Area Supervisor Cody Johnson said the work would revitalise the chapel, providing a modern area for ceremonies set against the backdrop of stunning natural surroundings.

He said work would be ongoing for the next few months.

“This week the fountain will be de-installed and next week the pavers will be removed,” Cody said.

“Lighting will also be removed and the bricks will remain.

“New decking and seating will be installed providing a refreshed look for this space.”

Cody said work would be undertaken sensitively around the fig trees and surrounding vegetation.

“The area will be blocked off for safety reasons and the project is expected to be finalised by 1 June this year,” he said.

“Access through the pedestrian gate on Young St will remain open for most of the project, but will require a brief closure.

“Signage is on site to let visitors know what work is taking place.”

For those wishing to use the chapel area for upcoming nuptials, Cody said bookings could be made once the area is open to the public.

To find out more about the Botanic Gardens click here.

This project has been supported through the Queensland Government COVID Works for Queensland program.

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