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The Ken Burgess Orchid House

Queens Park, Mackay. Access via Shakespeare Street (behind Victoria Park State School)., Mackay 4740

Ph: 0749684444

Relax and enjoy the beautiful Ken Burgess Orchid House, intricately placed in the historic Queens Park gardens, boasting a broad collection of unique and exquisite orchids.

With about 25,000 species the fascinating orchid family (Orchidaceae) is the largest group of flowering plants in the world and over 3,000 new hybrids are added every year.

The Orchid House is one of the largest and finest orchid display houses in Australia. Built-in 1988, the orchids are displayed in a natural type-setting around circular walkways. Stroll through the large collection of stunning orchids in all shapes and sizes, from the bizarre to exotic looking.

The Orchid House displays over hundreds of varieties of orchids on show including native and tropical orchids from all over the world. The seasonally changing display, which is rotated between the Orchid House and the Council Nursery ensure a broad range of orchids are on show all year round.

There is usually a friendly council worker tending to the orchids who would be happy to answer any questions you have about the stunning flowers.