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“Incredible beauty”

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Ranked #1 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 animals: Ginger & Frosty the alpacas, cuddle Bah Bah the sheep and snowflake the billy goat. 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 7 days a week and only close on Christmas day. Aviary tours run 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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 27 December 2013

So much beauty in one area - there is so much to do in this region and the drive to get here is wonderful Great restaurants, a couple of nearby towns which were absolutely packed today in the holidays, and if gardens, birds and wildlife is your thing, then you should visit these gardens. unlike other botanical gardens, this is not a government owned one but that perhaps also explains the quality - you can sense the owners interest and passion.

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RegineMaleny, Front Office Manager at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2013

Thank you for acknowledging one man's immense passion that has gone into creating & maintaining these exquisite Gardens. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

$23.50 for an adult ticket is a rip off. I understand its privately funded etc. but the entry fee is just way over the top. Free advice: If visiting this garden is not the only option while in maleny then take the second option. Also, brisbane has some amazing botanic gardens which can be visited free of cost (Funded by us the tax payers).

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RegineMaleny, Front Office Manager at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

“Best money I have ever spent, I will be back!” is a comment made by Bruce on 1.12.13 in our Visitor Book. In clarification: $23.50 is for the Garden & Aviary visit combined, where you get up close & personal with our birds including colourful Macaws. $16 is for the Garden entry only per adult, $13 concession & children under 16 YO are free. It is sad to think that the quiet, tranquillity, serenity, and the outstanding views of the Glasshouse Mountains that our beautiful Gardens offer, did not enchant you. Brisbane’s gardens are not able to provide this.

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Brilliant..a must if you are visiting Maleny. We really enjoyed walking around this terrific garden. So much work has gone into creating a picturesque place. We even purchased some plants to put in our own garden.

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RegineMaleny, Front Office Manager at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

How wonderful that the Gardens and their plantings have inspired you to do some gardening of your own!

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

I live in Brisbane and have visited the Sunshine Coast many times but had never heard of these gardens until a friend suggested them - and wow I've been missing out on the nicest gardens in SE Queensland! We had a beautiful and relaxing meandering walk around the well-designed gardens, waterfalls and ponds followed by a delicious Devonshire tea served in the Gazebo by the friendly ladies who work there. Amazing views of the Glasshouse Mountains to!

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RegineMaleny, Front Office Manager at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

We are glad you found our little piece or shall we say "peace" of heaven on earth. Word of mouth is our biggest aid in getting the word out, so please keep talking & writing about us, so that we can keep sharing our Gardens. They are such a wonderful place of respite, just the place to leave worries and work behind you for a day.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We visited these gardens about a year ago and was amazed at what was achieved by the owners in such a short time. The gardens are so varied, you have waterfalls and picnic areas, as well as lakes. The outlook over the Glasshouse Mountains is just the best. We spend an afternoon there looking around and thoroughly enjoying the gardens. We happen to be there on an open day, so we were also lucky to have entertainment as well. We would thoroughly recommend these gardens to anyone who is in Maleny for a day or a few days, please don't forget to have a look at them as you will not be disappointed. It is so quite and peaceful here.

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RegineMaleny, Front Office Manager at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

We are so happy that you had an opportunity as a Maleny Local to explore and enjoy our Gardens and experienced their peaceful & quiet ambience. It certainly is a lovely spot to take your visitors and friends to, or just enjoy a cuppa or Devonshire Tea in one of the gorgeous gazebo's overlooking the Gardens and taking in the views, if you have not got the time or inclination to walk. Thank you for taking the time to review our Gardens with your warm feedback, it is very much appreciated.

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