Visit to Mt Coot-tha Botanic GardensIHP0212
Dr Richard Whitlow
Kris Koala and Kathy Kangaroo, with their botanical expert friend Dr KK Kookaburra, explore part of the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens in Brisbane. They talk about the scented gardens, the rainforests and palms, and a giant weeping fig tree with sculptures of insects below it; as well as exploring the bonsai house, Japanese Garden, fern collection and tropical dome. Dr KK describes some of the main succulent plants with details on cacti, euphorbia, aloes and bromeliads.
Kris, Kathy & Dr KK Kookaburra Walkabout: Visit to Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens is an illustrated garden-based story that provides websites for further study and a story word search puzzle. All kids’ stories should have fun conversations and pictures – this story has both!
The author Dr Richard Whitlow is a keen native plant gardener and taught biogeography at tertiary level in a previous life. His doctorate was on soil erosion and conservation. Now he is a gardener and a house-husband. He has 2 kids, 2 grandkids, 2 cats and one wife.