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Myall Park Botanic Garden Ltd is involved in various events throughout the year, ranging from hosting workshops at the Myall Park Botanic Garden to presentations at industry conferences and stalls at popular garden shows.

Please see below for happenings in the Garden and elsewhere:

“A Walk In The Park” is an exhibition of photographs taken by Theresa and David King at the Garden over the last 13 years.  The exhibition will be available to view from April 24th until June 30th with a special day to Meet The Photographers on June 19th.  The Kings invited students from the local schools to present their photographs at the exhibition also.

The solar panels are on the roof of the Gallery and generating electricity from the sun.  Many thanks to Michael King of Western Downs Solar and the Iolar Recycle Market Enviro Grants Program which supplied most of the funds for this project. These grants are supported by Western Downs Regional Council and Iolar Operational Services.

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And another new structure in the Camping Ground of the Garden is a large open Camp Shelter for campers, caravanners, visitors and volunteers to meet in to swap yarns, learn more about the local area and all it has to offer, and to soak up the peace and beauty of the surrounds.   More power points have been added so there is plenty of room for caravanners to plug in to our energy from the sun.  The shelter was built by Brendan Wirth Builder from Dalby and we were able to construct it because of the Infrastructure Grants Program run by Western Downs Regional Council. Many thanks to Council for this generous program.   We have now had a large stainless steel barbeque donated to the Garden, thank you Bill, and this Camp Shelter provides the perfect place to celebrate successful working bees.

Dog Free Shelter Straight and cropped

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Glass House Repair

Age has taken its toll on this building, referred to as The Misting Shed, and for several years we have been concerned that one of the beams would give way and many of the glass panels would be smashed.  We have been very fortunate to receive a grant from the Heritage Department of the Queensland Government to repair this historic building.

glasshouse before work starts

The Brilliant Building Team

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Dave Pass had not heard of Myall Park Botanic Garden until Jane convinced him to come and look at the crumbling building.  Within 20 minutes, Dave had compiled a list of materials required and he had agreed to take on the task.  While the hot, wet summer progressed, Dave bought the timber required and began the long process of preparing and painting the rafters with the ledge to support the existing glass panels, exactly as the original glass house was constructed.

His friend and work mate, Chris Roberts, agreed to travel and work with Dave although he had not heard of Myall Park either.  Long time supporters of the Garden, Noel Standfast and Mike Lawlor have been concerned about the dangerous state of the building for quite some time and so willingly volunteered to work with Dave and Chris.

After three days of work, brilliantly orchestrated by Dave, the repairs are complete and the glass panels returned to the roof, by Noel and Mike. This project has been on the “to-do” list for many many years and our thanks go to the four hard workers pictured above, and several others who helped out, and the Queensland Government Heritage Department for the grant which covered the cost of the materials required.

New shade cloth protects the glass from hail and the exterior of the building has received a fresh coat of paint. The window frame will be painted as soon as the putty dries completely.

Completed glasshouse

PREVIOUSLY

Artistic works ‘Anything Goes’ 2019

Botanical EXHIBITION 2016

‘OFFSHOOTS’

July 20th to 5th October, 2016

The Gallery 07 4665 6705 or email : myallparkbotanic@bigpond.com

Julie McEnerny, Scene 3: The Adoration, 2011. Acrylic and graphite on canvas, 610 x 455 x 20 mm. Courtesy of the artist.

Julie McEnerny, Cocos nucifera, 2013. Watercolour pencil on paper, 954 x 715 mm.Courtesy of the artist.

Offshoots: A Florilegium from Cairns Botanical Gardens is a vibrant exhibition of contemporary botanical illustration by Cairns artist Julie McEnerny.

Offshoots:Is a selection of botanical illustrations by Julie McEnerny with a special focus on plants of ecological or cultural significance. The making of the offshoots collection is a five year story about a working relationship between the artist, the curator and the Cairns Botanical Gardens. McEnerny employs both contemporary and traditional botanical illustration techniques.

Offshoots:Is a travelling exhibition developed by Tanks Arts Centre in partnership with Cairns Botanic Gardens, toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Visions of Australia program

Offshoots: Is a collaborative partnership between Julie McEnerny, Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens, with the tour being managed by Museums & Galleries Queensland. The project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts

Paintings drawings prints and mixed media were created over five years between 2009 and 2013 by the artist. She interpreted a collection of plants and developed her artistic practice through the residencies. The artist trained at the Julian Ashton School of Art in Sydney during the 1980s. When she moved to Cairns she co-owned a design studio, the Chalk Art Shop until 2008. She now works from her Cairns studio, exhibiting regularly and tutoring in botanical drawing with the Queensland Flying Arts Touring Program.


 September 2014 Society for Growing Australian Plants Flower Show, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Brisbane.

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If you are interested in Myall Park Botanic Garden Ltd becoming involved in your local community, specialty show or industry event, please contact the Garden Office

October 11- 12  2014 Society for Growing Australian Plants Native Flower Show and Native Plants Market, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Brisbane.