Australian Plants Gold Coast Group

Key partners:

  1. GCCC
  2. Natural Area Management Unit
  3. Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society



Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society, Elliot St., Bundall

Description of area of interest:

Australian Plants


  1. Construct and maintain gardens using indigenous flora of area.
  2. Construct and maintain display gardens using Australian flora.
  3. Construct and maintain a cottage garden using plants of historical relevance



The land has historical significance to the Gold Coast, initially as an Aboriginal gathering place and later as a cemetery for local pioneers with remnant graves dating back to 1870’s.

In  1982 the site was rezoned as “Special Facilities” Historical Society Reserve No. 646 and since that time has been in use as a Historical Society open to the public with various Museum facilities.

Our project commenced in July 2004 with the aim to construct gardens to enhance the site.

A master plan was developed for our use by the eminent Landscape Architect Laurie Smith. Since that time our group has planted approx. 1500 plants and has achieved Open Garden status for 2009.


Exotic weed removal

Re-vegetation of under-story in Littoral rainforest area

Planting of display gardens

Planting of cottage garden

Construction and planting of high water table Wallum garden.

Construction and planting of fern garden.

Other information:

Time of field days:

Working bee held on 4th Monday of each month at 8.00am and as required.

Location of field days:

Historical Society,Elliot St., Bundall.

Contact Details:

Primary contact person
Name Alan Donaldson
Phone Number 07 5533 1409
Mobile 0418 708 179
Secondary contact person
Name Gene Rosser
Phone Number 07 5539 4490
Mobile N/A

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