Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Phone 4032 6650 or contact via email

Interpretative Screens

A great resource for students, featuring information on Aboriginal plant use, the evolution of the plant kingdom and birds of the Botanic Gardens.

1-1.5 hour guided walks

Designed to meet curriculum objectives, the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre can provide teachers with information and pamphlets on:

  • Self-guided walks
  • Aboriginal plant use
  • Evolution of the plant kingdom
  • Local bird life
  • Guided walks tailored to specific subject criteria

Note: bookings are limited. Make sure you book well in advance

The Friends of the Botanic Gardens

Phone 4032 3900 or contact via email

The Friends of the Botanic gardens are actively involved in raising funds and awareness of the Cairns Botanic Gardens. The group runs free, guided tours of Flecker Gardens from 10:00am each weekday. Tours generally take an hour. If you want to join a tour, simply meet up with your guide outside the Friends House.

Private guided walks for groups can be arranged by the Friends of the Botanic Gardens. Bookings are essential and charges may apply.

If you would like more information about volunteering at the Cairns Botanic Gardens, please call or email during business hours or check out

Little Taccas

Phone 4032 6650 or contact via email

The Little Taccas program, named after the tropical plant Tacca integrin folia, provides young children an appreciation for nature and gardening. Aimed at children aged under five years, the fortnightly program features nature-based activities in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, including art and craft, storytelling, sing-alongs and garden discovery walks.

The program is held fortnightly on Thursdays from 10:00am to noon. Children must be accompanied by a parent or care giver.

Green Space Our Place

Phone 4032 6648 (Volunteers Supervisor Louisa Grandy) or via email

Green Space Our Place is a volunteer program that encourages residents to get involved in enhancing and maintaining public spaces. The goal is to build collaborative partnerships between Council and Cairns community while providing opportunities for residents to engage in rewarding and healthy activities.

Contact Council to find out about the types of activities that may be suitable for your school and the process of becoming a registered volunteer in the Green Space Our Place program

Newsletter – Volunteers Voice

Volunteers Voice is a quarterly newsletter showcasing the valued work of volunteers. If you are a volunteer gardener, a dedicated part of the Cattana Wetlands team or would like to contribute work to beautify your local community or want to, this newsletter is for you.

Last updated: 03 February 2017