Saturday, December 24, 2011

REDLANDS INDIGISCAPES CENTRE


Brisbane International Student Ambassadors are here today at
REDLANDS INDIGISCAPES CENTRE
17 Runnymede Road
Capalaba
QLD 4157
Admission FREE


We were welcomed at the door by a friendly water dragon!


So what is REDLANDS INDIGISCAPES about?
The Redlands IndigiScapes Centre is Redland City Council’s environmental education centre. It was opened in February 2000 and has botanic gardens featuring only plants locally native to the Redlands area.
The gardens have many different themes and provide living examples of how you can use native plants in landscaping in your own back yard. Many of the plants are available for sale through our main monthly plant sale, and in smaller number whenever we are open.


First, let us try some Australian native food produces
at TEA GARDEN CAFE!
Open Tuesday - Sunday 10AM-4PM


Assorted Home-baked Biscuits
$3.50


Lillipilly jams & spreads!


Barramundi Spring Rolls and Sliced Kangaroo Meat
Remember to try their very famous IndigiCake (apples, dates and coconut) $4.50


Now that we had a fulfilling Bush Tucker Afternoon Tea
Let's go for a Guided Tour


Australian Native Bee (Tregona Carbonaria)
They are stingless and will travel 500m from its home in search of native flowers
These bees are happy to hitch a ride on passersby to get to their destination


Discovering native plants and insects during the walking trail


WATCH OUT!


These snakes and lizards are ornamental
and can be spotted by keen eyes along trails!


Signages makes the trail walk educational for nature lovers!


Private Joke.. LOL!


Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus Haemastoma) is one of the 700 species of Eucalyptus, native to Australia, named after the "scribbles" on its bark. These zigzag tracks are tunnels made by the larvae of the Scribbly Gum Moth (Ogmograptis Scribula).


Eden and Xavier studied the tree for Cassie's (Koala) claw marks.


Mariana tries out the Soap Tree (Alphitonia Excelsa)
Aborigines used crushed leaves and berries as a fish poison.
Medicinally, leaves were crushed, mixed with water and applied as a head bath to reduce headache and sore eyes. Infusions of the bark and root were rubbed on bodies to reduce muscular ache or gargled to cure toothache.


You can even bring home a native plant from the Nursery at $2.10/each
from the smallest ground cover to the tallest blue gum!
Most of the stock from the nursery is collected from seed in local Redlands conservation reserves and grown on site by volunteers.


One of my favourite - Rough Maidenhair (Adiantum Hispidulum)


REDLANDS INDIGISCAPES CENTRE
The Centre is open 10am - 4pm, Closed Monday
Tea Garden Cafe is open 10am - 4pm, Closed Monday
Nursery is open 9am - 12pm, every first Saturday of the month

WHAT'S ON?
01-31 Jan Who’s Hiding in my Garden? - art exhibition
29 Jan Australia Day plant giveaway
04 Feb IndigiScapes’ nursery monthly plant sale
03 Mar IndigiScapes’ nursery monthly plant sale




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