What's On in April at Mt Cootha Gardens

Art Shows, Gardening, Kids Storytime, Photography, Bonsai and Orchid Workshps, Watercolour, Felting and much, much more on during the month of April at The Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens.
Date and Location
Sunday, April 1, 2012 (All day) to Monday, April 30, 2012 (All day)
Mt Coot-tha Road

What’s On April 2012

Tuesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th.
Enjoy story time in the gardens under the big shady fig tree on Wedding Lawn 2…and before or after story time, kids can explore the self-guided Hide ‘n’ Seek children’s trail. Trail takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
For more information or bookings, please phone Mt Coot‑tha Library on (07) 3403 2550.
Time: 9.30-10am Suitable for ages: 10 and under Cost: Free

Container gardening and companion planting
Sunday 15th
Learn the elements of healthy gardening in containers and how to incorporate companions. You will each have your own container garden to make and take home. Please bring water bottle, gloves, enclosed shoes, hat, sunscreen and some morning tea.
Bookings for sessions required. Phone Claire Ward on 0403 935 014.
Time: 9.30-11.3o Cost: Free

Free Easter holiday activities
Thursday 5th
Origami Insects
Learn to make butterflies and ladybugs, to decorate cards or hang as a mobile.
Time: 11am-12 noon and 1-2pm

Tuesday 10th
Wacky Windmills
Draw crazy designs or gorgeous pictures on paper, then turn these
into windmills to display in your room or garden.
Time: 11am-12 noon and 1-2pm

Saturday 14 and
Fruit and vegetable printing
Sunday 15 Decorate paper and create some unique gift cards using vegetables and fruits
as printing tools.
Time: 11am-12 noon and 1-2pm
Venue: Japanese Garden No booking required Cost: Free
For more information, phone (07) 3379 1406 or email smout@uqconnect.net

GOLD Photographic safari
Monday 23rd
Learn to use your digital camera ‘off auto', lighting for landscapes and close up photography. Critique your photos amongst the group while having lunch.
Meet in the Japanese Garden.

Monday 30th
Follow up your photographic safari with photo storage, using Picasa to produce a photo story.
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm Cost: Free
For more information phone (07) 3403 8888.

Digital camera workshops
Saturday 28th
Learn to use your digital camera while exploring photographic opportunities in the gardens. Please bring your own digital camera.
For more information, phone (07) 3403 2535.
Time: 9am-12 noon Bookings essential Cost: $30


Sunday 1st April
Around the world in 60 minutes
Sunnybank Brass conducted by Louisa Smith take you on a music journey around the world with toe-tapping music from South America to Spain to Scotland.
TIME: 2pm Free


Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April
Watercolour Society of Queensland
Some members of the watercolour society are the best watercolour artists in Queensland. This exhibition will be for one weekend only.
Time: 9am-4pm For more information phone (07) 3372 7850.

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15
A Brush with Nature
An exciting collection of original paintings, art reproductions and merchandise by international conservation artists that will delight and inspire you. All works for sale.
Time: 10am-4pm For more information phone 0407 126 908. Cost: Free

Monday 16
2012 Artist-in-residence: Tricia Smout
Paper decorating: Tricia will be working at the gardens each month on the first Tuesday and third Monday. Please visit, say hello, and watch her working with her friends.

Saturday 28 to Sunday 29
The Antediluvian
Five artists unite to show the garden path can lead you astray.
Time: 8am-6pm For more information phone 0422 060 350. Free


Sunday 1
West Brisbane Orchid Society
A display of cattleyas, Cooktown orchids and many other colourful and exotic orchids. 
Plants, pots, potting mix and fertilisers on sale. Refreshments available.
For more information phone (07) 3351 4250.
Time: 8.30am-3.30pm Cost: $3

Tuesday 3
2012 Artist-in-residence, Tricia Smout will be working at the gardens each month on the first Tuesday and third Monday. Please visit, say hello, and watch her working with her friends.

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15
Bimer Bonsai Club\
Extensive bonsai display as well as demonstrations at 11am and 1pm daily. Bonsai, semi-trained plants, pots, tools, wire and books on sale.
For more information phone (07) 3800 3213.
Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 9am-4pm Cost: $3

Saturday 28 to Sunday 29
Australian Hibiscus Society of Queensland
The show will feature colourful displays, a bloom competition, plants for sale as well as grafting demonstrations throughout the two days. Refreshments available.
For more information phone (07) 3209 7226.
Saturday: 11am-4pm Sunday: 11am-3pm Cost: $4

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