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“Stunning gardens”

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Maleny
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit the 'Jewel' of Maleny: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World: AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE. "The most exquisite gardens I've seen in my 41 years in the garden business. It will be the next wonder of the world!" Graham Ellis, The Garden Guru 2011. Set on over three hectares the manicured, magnificent Gardens are positioned high on the escarpment. They are privately owned and form a panorama of waterfalls, lakes, ponds and colourful plantings. Uniquely landscaped layers, idyllic rainforest surroundings and the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains backdrop create a truly unique garden. BIRD WORLD: Our facilitated, interactive Bird Encounter in the Bird Aviary brings you up close and personal with colourful birds of the world from Finches to Macaws. We conduct regular guided walks daily, please enquire about Tour Times when purchasing your Garden Entry, as tour times may vary due to demand. Sit near the waterfall, watch, listen and photograph birds as they alight upon you -an awesome experience. Then visit our MINIATURE ANIMAL enclosure - a favourite with all ages. Enjoy chicken, ducks, geese, guinea fowl and pat our miniature animals: Ginger & Frosty the alpacas,cuddle Bah Bah the sheep and snowflake the billy goat, enjoy Sparky the horse, Pippen the donkey. There are lovely walks throughout the Gardens however you are welcome to just enjoy our fabulous Devonshire Tea any time during the day, in one of the gazebos overlooking the Gardens and mountains. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens by one of the many lakes, lounge on your blanket and soak up the peace and serenity. You can even bring your dog on a lead! Our gazebos are ideal to hold your special celebration with friends or family - book for a High Tea catered especially for you. For group bookings phone or email us to arrange a date and time. A breathtaking location for your magical day: "You could not have a more beautiful venue for your wedding" is a comment we regularly receive. Explore the many tranquil and romantic settings for your ceremony and photography and choose one or a combination of components to suit your special day. The photo opportunities are endless. Let the sights and the sound of running water enchant you and your guests and provide you with an experience that you will cherish for life. Gardens are open 9am to 4.30pm on weekends, Queensland school holidays, Queensland public holidays and closed week days. Aviary tours several times daily. Entry by Admission, take advantage of our Family Day and Annual Passes. 233 Maleny-Stanley River Road corner Mountain View Road, Maleny
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Atherton, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
“Stunning gardens”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

This place is fantastic! Looking at the view in these beautiful gardens, its stunning. This has to be the best thing to do if youre in Maleny!!!

Visited December 2012
Thank Carly S
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Maleny, Australia
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“One of the most wonderful gardens I have seen.”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

A magical garden with magical views. The scope of what has already been done and what is planned is to be applauded. The beauty in some of the little nooks surrounded by lakes, waterfalls and gardens is at times overwhelming. A garden I will visit often especially as it expands and progresses. Well done.

Thank BarkerBrown
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Maleny, Australia
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“Take the time to enjoy these gardens”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

One mans dream to share his private gardens with beautiful water falls, terraced gardens and views across the glass house mountains and islands.
And devonshire tea afterwards in the gazebo. Allow 2-3 hours to visit here. Small entry charge.

Visited July 2012
Thank Spaviews
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Maleny, Australia
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“A Botanic garden???”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

I visited the gardens with a group of friends for afternoon tea. The staff were friendly, coffee was ok but scones were not very nice. The gardens are on a huge parcel of land and an mazing amount of work has been done to create the garden but I would not call them botannical gardens. Too many of the plants were all the same, there were no identifying labels on the plants. To me it lacked planning. The entry cost has also gone up since I was there.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank lesbears
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RegineMaleny, Front Office Manager at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Hi lesbears, thank you for your feed back of your visit to Maleny Botanic Gardens.
You will be able to find Maleny Botanic Gardens listed on Australia's National Botanic Gardens Register. As our gardens are brand new and only opened in March this year, our plant labelling program is about to begin.
I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our scones on your visit, so may I offer you free scones for a lifetime or until we get it right for you.
We hope to see you at the gardens soon. Warm regards Regine
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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Lovely gardens. It will be fantastic when it is finished. The plants and flowers are beautiful. Loved the waterfalls and ponds.

Visited August 2012
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