While sculptures usually have an interesting story to tell, not many have an audible voice to tell their stories.
However the 22 sculptures and three artisan crafted bench seats at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens are now talking loud and clear to visitors every day.
Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Council has developed an interactive page on its mobile website that provides visitors with a unique guided tour of the Sculpture Garden.
“Visitors can now have a virtual tour guide telling them in-depth about the history and detail of each artwork as they walk through the Sculpture Garden,” she said.
“It’s accessible via smartphone on council’s mobile website, m.scc.qld.gov.au or by scanning the QR codes that have been placed at the entrance to the Botanical Garden and again at the entrance to the Sculpture Garden.
“Once you’ve accessed council’s mobile website, simply select the ‘Tourism’ option tag which will then lead you directly to Maroochy Sculpture Garden Guided Tour.
“While visiting the Botanic Garden, you can also listen to and allow one of the Friends of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden to guide you through this interactive tour.
“You can also access and view the Sculpture Garden guided tour from any location via our mobile site.”
Cr McKay said the virtual guided tour would soon be accessible via desktop devices.
“The aim of this fantastic initiative is to provide visitors of all ages with a more entertaining and enjoyable experience,” she said.
“The artworks in the Sculpture Gardens and the international artists who produced them have some absolutely fascinating stories behind them and we’re helping those stories come to life for our visitors.
“I’d like to thank the Friends of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden group for their role in helping council to create this initiative.”
You can take the Sculpture Garden guided tour at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, located off Palm Creek Road, Tanawha.