North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

North Coast
Regional Botanic



Visiting the Garden as a school group can be great fun and educational. It is a wonderful resource for field studies for geography, science, and local history. Below are some of the programs on offer in 2019. Each program is enriched with guest speakers when available, first hand investigations and fun activities.

Our trees … Our place

This program focuses on the Early Settler history of Coffs Harbour and importance cedar to the development of the region. Students engage in the study of local history and ecology of trees. The day concludes with early settler style games.

Garlambirla Plants

This walk celebrates the local Gumbaynggirr people’s traditional use of plants as food, medicine & building materials. This program can be either a 1 hour guided tour of the Indigenous plants or a whole day.  The day program involves a guided tour of the Garlambirla plants with a focus on Gumbaynggirr language. This is followed by song, dance and games.

Our Living World Programs

Pollination: Wednesday 13 November during pollinators’ week 10am-2pm. Build an insect motel & perform first hand pollination investigation

Birds of the Garden: observe, question and collects data on birds. 21-27 October 2019 Aussie Backyard Bird Count Week.