Highlights

Explore the gardens

Head out to Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and enjoy interesting and amazing events like photography, craft, fitness and adventures.

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6 October 2016
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013
Grow, cook, compost

Learn how to produce a sustainable backyard garden and cook nutritious meals from seasonal produce. This event is for residents 50 years and over.

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8 October 2016
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013
Green city walks

Enjoy a free guided walk to explore our green and sustainable city buildings and innovations as part of the Brisbane Open House weekend.

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Green recycling

Order your new green waste recycling bin between during October and we’ll waive the $30 establishment fee.

Free native plants

Council provides ratepayers, schools, body corporates and community groups with free native plants. Find out what plants would suit your garden.

Gardening workshops

Come along to a gardening or compost workshop in a Council library or park and grow a brighter Brisbane.

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Footpath gardens

Verge or footpath gardens are now permitted in residential areas. Check to see if you can plant something in your area according to the guidelines.

Donate reusable items

Your reusable household items can go to a new home after being taken to Council’s resource recovery centres for free.

Discover our learning and environmental centres


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