GREEN DAYS

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THIS WEEK­END Spring­time on the Moun­tain: The Tam­borine Moun­tain Gar­den Club mem­bers will open their yards to the pub­lic. Buy a trail pass for $15 per adult (chil­dren are free) from the Botanic Gar­dens on For­sythia Drive, Ea­gle Heights or at any of the open gar­dens. From ex­tra­or­di­nary es­tates to bi­jou cot­tage gar­dens, there is some­thing to in­spire green thumbs of all ages. All funds raised go to­wards the con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment and main­te­nance of the Tam­borine Moun­tain Botanic Gar­dens. NEXT WEEK­END Gold Coast Rose So­ci­ety An­nual Show: Held at Robina Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Septem­ber 30 from 11.30am to 4.30pm and Oc­to­ber 1 from 9am to 3pm. Ex­hibitors from across the re­gion show their blooms. Pot­ted and cut roses for sale. Ad­mis­sion is $3. Go to gold­coas­tros­eso­ci­ety.org.au OC­TO­BER 7-8 Queens­land Rose So­ci­ety Spring Rose Show: Soak up the sight and scent of hun­dreds of colour­ful blooms at The Au­di­to­rium, Bris­bane Botanic Gar­dens Mt. Coot-tha. There’ll be ex­pe­ri­enced rose grow­ers from the So­ci­ety on hand to an­swer your ques­tions, and give you ad­vice about the best roses to grow in Queens­land and how to care for them. View a wide va­ri­ety of roses, and de­cide which ones you like best. There will be cut roses, pot­ted roses and gar­den­ing prod­ucts for sale. Ad­mis­sion is $4, chil­dren un­der five are free. For more in­for­ma­tion go to qld.rose.org.au OC­TO­BER 7 Dune plant­ing: Come along to BeachCare’s com­mu­nity dune plant­ing Rain­bow Bay event. Im­prove the Gold Coast’s beach en­vi­ron­ment by plant­ing na­tive species, re­mov­ing in­va­sive weeds and pick­ing up lit­ter. Suit­able for all ages and fit­ness lev­els. All equip­ment is supplied. Please be sure to wear en­closed shoes, bring some drink­ing water and wear sun-smart cloth­ing. From 9am to 11am at Ma­rine Pa­rade, op­po­site Ward Street, Rain­bow Bay. Call James on 0414 762 374 or beachcare@grif­fith.edu.au OC­TO­BER 14 Dune plant­ing: This time BeachCare are clean­ing up Par­adise Point near Abalone Av­enue from 9am un­til 11am. Call James on 0414 762 374 or beachcare@grif­fith.edu.au OC­TO­BER 21 Dune plant­ing: Help BeachCare re­plen­ish the dunes of the south­ern Gold Coast. From 9am un­til 11am at Toolona Street, Tu­gun. Call James on 0414 762 374 or beachcare@grif­fith.edu.au OC­TO­BER 28 Dune plant­ing: This month’s fi­nal BeachCare dune plant­ing is at Shear­wa­ter Es­planade, Run­away Bay. From 9am un­til 11am. Call James on 0414 762 374 or beachcare@grif­fith.edu.au

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