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The Jubilee Avenue and Woodland Walk were established in honour of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee and acknowledge her 70 years of service as Australia`s Head of State. 

The project received funding of $18,215 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant trees, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will beautify the precinct and enhance shade for visitors. 

Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime, and was head of state of 15 realms at the time of her death. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the longest verified reign of any female monarch in history. 

Thank you to all of the children from two local schools Benowa SS and St Kevin’s School who were the stars of the first planting of a project – the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Avenue and Woodland Walk on Tuesday.

Special words by Kate Heffernan…
”Set amongst trees planted over a century ago, the project which includes many plants from several different regional ecosystems, is all about the future for these children and the children of all of the Gold Coast. It is designed so they understand and cherish the rich flora of our region. The children were invited to plant for their futures in the first stage of this project which began in March 2022 with a Grant Application for funds from the Commonwealth of Australia ‘Planting Trees for the Future’ program. It also celebrates the incredible sacrifices and contribution of the Rosser Family who donated the land for a place of nature way back in 1969, and the heritage of the Muir’s who settled the site in 1866 and had the foresight to plant trees now one hundred and fifty years old, and before that the spiritual and physical relationship of the Traditional Owners of the land.”

After the tree planting, Kate led the children along the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Avenue and Woodland Walk. “I saw the kids light up with plant stories ….. which reinforced the need for green.” says Kate.

Thank you Kate for your tireless dedication in ensuring our kids inherit a green and sustainable future. We thank Angie Bell for supporting our community and on-going commitment to the gardens. Our thanks to Curator of GCRBG Paul Cockbain and his team for all of their hard work and of course all of the volunteers…the Friends for their dedication in preserving the gardens.
A very special day indeed.
Facebook, Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens,
1 September 2022. 








Address:230 Ashmore Road, Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Benowa, 4217
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.007352
Long: 153.386404
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:06-February-1952
Actual Event End Date:06-February-2022


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 30th August, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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