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Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Bus Shelter, President Joan Lister 1982

With the Commonwealth Games only about two months off, various community groups have been answering the call to ensure that Brisbane is a pleasant and hospitable host city. A bus shelter recently erected at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens with funds supplied by the Queensland Council of Gardens Clubs is an example of how these groups are supporting preparations for the Games.

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A Club spokeswoman said that members had wanted to contribute something useful to the City to mark the Commonwealth Games. "The Mt Coot-tha Gardens are very popular with our members, naturally, and we use the Auditorium regularly for Club functions. "When we heard that a bus shelter was needed, it seemed an appropriate contribution," she said.

 

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Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Bus Shelter, President Joan Lister 1982

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Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Harold Caulfield Pergola,

Harold Caulfield cutting the ribbon watched by Joan Lister 1983.

The rectangular dark brick shelter is located on the pathway from the Mt Coot-tha Bus terminal to the Planetarium. It was designed by the Landscape Architecture Section and built by construction workers of the Council.  Enclosed on three sides, the shelter is partly roofed with a pergola annex which is being planted with yellow allamanda to represent the Sunshine State. The dark bricks are in sympathy with the iron-bark trees which dominate the area. The Curator of the Gardens, Harold Caulfield, is very pleased that the shelter has been erected.

"It provides much needed protection from the harsh westerly winds during winter and from the hot sun during summer.  "Apart from being functional, it is very aesthetically pleasing," Harold said. 

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