Day at Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens

Firstly, this will be fun. Secondly I am proposing an event outside. It is subject to weather but particularly requires things like sunblock and water bottles. Just saying that first.


So the botanical gardens at Mount Coot-tha are gorgeous. The Japanese garden and the subtropical gardens are amazing. For the botanically inclined, the gardens are a treasure trove of AWESOME. For the rest of us, its is well... also awesome. But enough rambling.

I propose we meet at the Cafe Botanical (Menu) for 12:30. We can then enjoy some nibblies as we look out over the bamboo groves and lakes. (By the look of the prices I shall be enjoying the fries I think). Once we are settled in we can set up some games on the tables we have skillfully acquired or for those inclined to do so, explore the many wonders of the garden grounds. All 54 hectares of it if you feel up to it.

At 5:00 pm I invite anyone who is interested to join me in checking out the newly renovated planetarium. The planetarium has a regularly scheduled show at 6:00 called "Saturday Night Live" that a few members have expressed interest in attending. There is also a show narrated by Harrison Ford of all people but I think you have to book for that.

Several buses go directly to the front gates of the Garden. Two that I am aware of are the 598 and 471. PARK ENTRY IS FREE!

So some day of contingency updates!

The weather is great and I am excited! I have made a reservation for us at the Botanical restaurant. If the venue does not prove to be suitable for setting up gaming I propose we move to the garden lookout (After we eat and enjoy the restaurant a bit). The lookout is covered, has tables and has a beautiful view. It is a 5 minute walk from the restaurant, location 22 on the park map.

Finally, I do not have a paper tardis anymore :( Instead I will be recognizable by my AWESOME bow tie, being in close proximity to games, and at the table reserved under Shypanski. If you still can not find me give me a call (not a text) at 0432966381.

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  • Kate R.

    Great fun, and nice to get out in nature while geeking out sometimes. We should definitely do this again!

    July 10, 2013

  • Anna

    great fun guys, was great to see familar faces and meet some new peeps.

    July 8, 2013

  • Sebastian P.

    great day out, should definately do something like this again.

    July 7, 2013

  • Pedro Dodero E.

    So good to see you all there.

    July 6, 2013

  • Steven

    Thanks dudios was good fun :).

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great day thanks for setting this up Adam, shame I couldn't stick around for the planetarium, maybe next time!

    July 6, 2013

  • Daniel

    Finally couldn't make it. work and directions error on my part :-(

    July 6, 2013

  • Adam S.

    So some day of contingency updates! The weather is great and I am excited! I have made a reservation for us at the Botanical restaurant. If the venue does not prove to be suitable for setting up gaming I propose we move to the garden lookout. It is covered, has tables and has a beautiful view. It is a 5 minute walk from the restaurant, location 22 on the park map. (link to map in description). Finally, I do not have a paper tardis anymore :( Instead I will be recognizable by my geeky bowtie, being in close proximity to games, and at the table reserved under Shypanski. If you still can not find me give me a call (not a text) at[masked]

    July 6, 2013

    • Daniel

      are you guys still at the gardens?

      July 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      At the middle lookout

      July 6, 2013

  • Steven

    Hay peeps I am coming back line at cafe is sloowww. I'm getting a couple of drinks in case someone else wants one.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    V sorry starting to get sick :(

    July 5, 2013

    • Adam S.

      Thanks for the update. :)

      July 5, 2013

  • Adam S.

    Weather is looking nice for this weekend! 24C and Sunny.
    I will be bring my copy of Catan and Dixxit.
    Seeing as how we appear to have 24 spots placed is it possible for anyone else to bring any games?

    July 2, 2013

    • Sebastian P.

      articulate ftw

      July 4, 2013

    • Anna

      lol Daniel, i don't think Wayne will partner with u ever again :P
      I can also bring Jenga, Connect 4 and scategories.

      July 4, 2013

  • Morgan J.

    So I'm coming at this time if there is anyone around sunnybank that need/ wants a lift let me know.

    July 4, 2013

  • Darryn

    Have a free to try archery. Keen another time!

    July 1, 2013

  • Sebastian P.

    Turns out I can make this.. :)

    June 26, 2013

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