Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Brisbane

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#5 of 43 in Parks in Brisbane
Tour a wide range of native and exotic landscapes at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Here you'll discover 52 hectares (128 acres) of gardens from climate zones around the world. See starkly beautiful desert plants at the Arid Zone and Cactus Zone. Admire local plant life around a large lake at the Australian Plant Communities. Learn about the art of bonsai at the Bonsai House. Wander beneath the canopy of the Exotic Rainforest. The Kenzo Ogata-designed Japanese Gardens just might help you find inner harmony. The gardens offer workshops on subjects such as gardening and photography, so see what's available when you visit. Make Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha a part of your Brisbane vacation plans using our Brisbane travel route site .
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  • More beautiful green gardens in Brisbane. These ones are as beautiful as the others. Cafe onsite. Not far from the lookout. Peaceful and relaxing to walk through.  more »
  • We notice the gardens as we were driving to to lookout, I want to state I am not a gardens / plants person but I really enjoyed our drive through here. The gardens are so well kept it’s a credit to th...  more »
  • A great mid day activity, start at the Botanic Garden then take a stole up Mt. Coot-tha. Beautiful garden, then hike up.  more »
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  • Went in the summer, so it was pretty hot and humid - though by my Malaysian standards, relatively tame. Definitely plenty to keep you busy walking around, albeit with less of an educational element and more of a 'park' feel overall - nothing wrong with that, especially if your priorities are to burn away time and calories! The bus ride up from town is pretty straightforward, with me having to make only one transfer in some isolated stop near a roundabout(they do have a direct bus coming back though, so that's a strange one). There's a Planetarium and a Herbarium connected to the gardens so it'll definitely qualify for a whole day's trip, if you're not planning to go anywhere else.
  • Great place to go for a walk or just relax at. Lots of different things to photograph an kids should enjoy. When staying in Brisbane you should get a bit of nature an enjoy yourself here. The restaurant has a small menu but all you should need with great coffee.
  • It is quite big. Built more than 40 years ago, this place was an absolute delight to visit with my family. Loved the free guided tour which made it all worthwhile. Cocoa tree was a nice surprise.
  • Been there a few times now over the years. Still one of the pleasant spots to visit for an easy stroll. Very very expensive ice cream so gave that a miss. Helpful guides ever willing to explain and answer questions. Must visit for any tourist.
  • The gardens are beautiful but burnt food an issue in the new cafe. The chef needs to learn how to fry an egg without black edges and and that chickpea flour in the fritters does not have to be burnt to dark chocolate brown. Turn down the heat! Shame as the setting is lovely. Waitresses were very nice about replacing the meal. Thank you girls. Give your chef hell though.
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