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Summer Events Guide
Here is your new summer events guide! This seasonal brochure features events, seasonal highlights, and information on Tondoon. Download your copy here or pick one up at the Visitor Centre today!

Holiday Programme
Here is your guide to activities at Tondoon during the Summer Holidays. Download your copy here or pick one up at the Visitor Centre today!


Magical Park
Sunday, August 13  -   July 2018

Magical Park is back , follow the attached to download the app and start playing. Directions to area can be found from the steps of the Cafe.

Basic Bonsai Workshop 
Saturday, December 2 - 12.30pm to 4pm
Tondoon Art Gallery

Learn this ancient art. Bring along a plant you think would make a good bonsai. Limited places, so please book on 4971 4444.

Movies in the Gardens
Saturday, December 9 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Arboretum Area

The old favourite 'Shrek' is being run in preparation for GECC's Combined Schools Musical in 2018. Don't forget your mozzie spray and blanket. Beanbags for hire and refreshments available for purchase.

Games in the Gardens
Tuesday, December 12 - 10am to 11.30am
Arboretum Area

Come join the fun in the Gardens.Races, games, tug of war, and more.

Stories on the Mat
Wednesday, December 13 - 9.30am to 10.30am
Area below Cafe deck

Join Bettina from the Gladstone Library for stories, songs rhymes and puppets.

Kids Craft Morning
Friday, December 15 - 10am to 11am
Arboretum Area

Make natural decorations from seeds from Tondoon for your Chistmas tree. Limited places, please book on 4971 4444

Snake Workshop for Kids 
Saturday, December 16 - 10am to 11am
Tondoon Art Gallery

Kris Foster, Snakecatcher, will present this workshop to teach the kids about the snakes of the region. Ages 11 and under. Book on 4971 4444.

Bonsai Exhibition
Sunday, December 17 - 8:30am to 1pm
Tondoon Art Gallery and Japanese Teahouse

This our first Bonsai Exhibition. Our volunteer group, Friends of Bonsai will be joined by club members from Rockhampton and Yeppoon in exhibiting their bonsais and giving demonstrations on various techniques.





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Art Gallery Art Gallery

2018 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition
This colourful and imaginative exhibition of paintings, drawings and collages celebrates ‘who and what makes Australia great’ by primary school aged students of the Gladstone Region.


Expressions of Interest
We are currently looking for interested artists who wish to display their art in our gallery space for the 2018 calendar year. Our submission form and details of entry can be found here. Please contact the Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Services Officer on 4971 4444 or email tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au should you have any questions regarding the gallery.