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. Make Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha a part of your Brisbane vacation plans using our Brisbane travel route site.
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  • they are soooooooo pretty! i totally recommend visiting gardens. peanut loves a trip outside and while he couldnt come here, im sure he would like it.  more »
  • We had a big day and returning from Mount Coo-tha we just drove around the gardens, if we have more time we will visit it and do a property walk through  more »
  • Beautiful location with many garden rooms, picnic areas and water ways. SIGHTS There are extensive garden rooms, fauna, wildlife, ponds, vegetable gardens, walkways and novel themes like statues...  more »
  • The Royal has been a nice restaurant for a while and really consistent with the quality of food and service. Everything I have tried was good but I want say that their pizza is one of the best in. Brisbane. The price is fair and the people that works there are really friendly. Love the fact that it is easy to find a park near by. Fully recommend it but make sure you book a table as it gets busy.
  • Usually okay for parking. Magnificent botany, sealed and safe paths for short or long walks. Maintained beautifully and creatively designed. The cafe has been upgraded. The planetarium is worthy of planning your visit, guest speakers are usually excellent. Brisbane city bus 471 stops right in front of the garden. Last bus during weekdays leaves gardens for city at 4:19 pm and weekends just after 5 pm.
  • Absolutely stunning and massive Botanic Gardens! Each section has a wide array of plants, new views, and different experiences. There are plenty of picnic areas, water fountains, and places to sit and rest along your walk. Much of the gardens are shaded making this a reasonable activity for summer time. A great place to come with family - with a nature center, planetarium, and cafe at the front and kids centered walks in shady areas.
  • A must for any tourist. Stunning views. Get there early as there is limited parking, or get a bus, the choice is yours. There is somewhere for refreshments (didn't try it myself so can't comment on price or quality) but it was busy. I would remind you to take your camera. If you arrive late there is a "model" of the river that glows at night. Again can't comment as we went early in the morning. Give it a try.
  • This is the second of Brisbane’s botanic Gardens (the other being in the CBD). It is a lovely place, with many different types of gardens, all of which are well maintained. The bonsai section is one of my favorites. The planetarium is also really cool and worth a visit on a clear evening.

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