Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Brisbane

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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. Using our international travel planner, Brisbane attractions like Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I took my 12yr old & 6yr old niece to the gardens. We walked around for a bit and explored. We found the kids playground which wasn't that exciting. There was good entertainment on the stage which was...  more »
  • Interesting to visit - last visited here 40 odd years ago... We found the fern in our garden, that is what we set out to do!  more »
  • Worth a walk around for some tranquillity. They are surprisingly large and stunning. There is a cafe at one end with toilets.  more »
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  • The gardens offers a wide range of plants, including herbs and spices for the modern chef. The extensive range also means that a visit during one weather season will flower differently in the next- so there will be some thing refreshing for a second visit. Get an updated map at the entry gates before exploring the collection of flora.
  • Wonderful well maintained diverse gardens. Has busy periods as you'd imagine (weekends) but that's to be expected. Parking can be a bit gnarly at times and road noise from the M5 sort of ruins the serenity slightly. That said, the accessibility is great.
  • Beautiful well maintained gardens. My favourite is the arid zone. Spectacular variety of flora adapted to the harsh conditions. Very interesting.
  • Brides to be, if you picture a beautiful garden wedding surrounded by lush greenery and amazing old established trees with Mt Coot-tha as the backdrop, the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens tick all the boxes. Ceremony sites include the popular and more secluded 'Palm Tree Lawn' the 'Fig Tree Lawn' for those that envisage getting married beneath a huge old tree, and the 'Lychee Lawn' for those requiring a larger area. Details of how to book these wedding sites are available from Brisbane City Council. Your wedding photographer will be in their element here with the abundance of beautiful landscapes and photo opportunities. Brisbane City Celebrants are based just 5 minutes from this gorgeous wedding venue and have performed many weddings here, all are very different in their own way! Cara & Jamie - Brisbane City Celebrants
  • Great place for all the family. Picnicking or walking exploring all the different types of gardens. Lots more to do

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