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Who ever heard of a grand garden gnome?


At Robertson Gardens, we pride ourselves not only on our guest service and accommodation, but on the fantastic functions, conferences and events we are able to provide. As a show of appreciation, each year many of our clients are invited to attend a thank-you luncheon, and each year we try to put our own unique twist on the event – instead of awkward nibbles and small-talk with people you don’t know, we create a themed atmosphere with activities, fun, and excellent prize give-aways for all of our guests.

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This year we went all out to showcase just how grand and spectacular our weddings can be. The catch? The wedding was for a garden gnome. Yes, a garden gnome. A confusing, some may say crazy, concept…but as it turns out, garden gnomes do know how to revel in grandeur. Many of the shots taken demonstrate the detail Gerry went to, and we’d love for any potential brides or grooms to take away from this a snapshot of how we do weddings here. Of course, there are a ton of pictures and testimonials from those who have had “real” weddings here, too, so don’t just take our word for it. Check them out on our website and Facebook feeds. Also, for those of you who are probably still confused or concerned about this gnome business, have a search for “Gerry the Garden Gnome” on Facebook and all will be revealed.


Our lovely guests who were fortunate enough to be able to attend the event will also be aware that one of the prize giveaways was for a photo competition. It’s now been almost two weeks since the wedding of the year, and we’ve had a slew of entries. The winner, announced only yesterday, was the wonderful Lewis Lee. Lewis went the extra mile, and not only took a bunch of great shots, but even put together a video compilation of the day. From all of us at Robertson Gardens, congratulations to Lewis, and a massive thank-you to all others who contributed to the event and participated in the fun.

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Our Wedding Pages:



Gerry: https://www.facebook.com/GerryGardenGnome

Lewis’ Video: https://youtu.be/MeB5HDo5aHY

The Jolly Fat Man’s Beacon


Faster than it seems, the festive season is upon us, and what better way to signify its arrival than the traditional lighting of the King George Square Christmas Tree in Brisbane?


A truly wonderful tradition stemming back to the 60s (more than 50 years ago!), and as can be seen below, the tree has come a long way over the many years. This year, the lighting of Queensland’s largest solar-powered Christmas tree will be accompanied by a special Christmas performance, Christmas carols, and an incredible light show across city hall. The tree will be lighting up the sky every night until Christmas Eve, a perfect beacon for the man in red and white, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy its beauty over the coming weeks.


Here at Robertson Gardens, not far from the spectacular light show, we constantly strive to bring to our guests the kindness and giving spirit that is the embodiment of Christmas – not just this season, but all year round. And while our own decorations may be slightly more modest, you’re sure to spy some sneaky tinsel and baubles as we ring in the Christmas cheer around the hotel.

Try to make it into the city this Friday to view the amazing spectacle first-hand:

6:30pm – Friday, 27th November – King George Square, Brisbane

Merry Christmas Everybody! 🙂

(Images courtesy of the Brisbane City Council)