City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

4.6
#6 of 43 in Parks in Brisbane
Enjoy an afternoon in Brisbane's premier public park. City Botanic Gardens offers 20 hectares (49 acres) of rare and unusual plant life, including cycads, Queensland nut trees, and jacarandas. Tour Bamboo Grove, stand over ornamental ponds, and view the "Jemmy Morrill and the Brolgas" sculpture. The Riverstage hosts numerous events throughout the year, so check the schedule before you come. Weekdays generally provide much more solitude than weekends do. To visit City Botanic Gardens on your trip to Brisbane, use our Brisbane trip builder tool .
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  • October 11, 2017
    I was in Brisbane last week end and really enjoyed spending a few hours walking around these gardens. I loved exploring all the different areas, seeing the trees, flowers, ducks, fountains and city vi...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    I was there as part of the World Photography Walk. I have always loved to visit the gardens. It was very quite in the morning and I am sure it gets busier during the day with groups having picnics. Th...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    It was lovely to just walk through this beautifully maintained garden and get a feel of what Brisbane is all about.  more »
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  • August 11, 2017
    It's called the botanical gardens, and that may have been the original intention, but that's not really an accurate description. It's mostly just open grass areas with some gardens with limited varieties of plants and a couple of sculptures. It's still a pleasant place to take a walk in winter, not enough shade to be pleasant in summer, so 3 stars is fair. Could be improved with plaques identifying the plant species and information about the species. Also more plants, especially if they are grouped in themes, like native plants section, and then grouped buy country or content of origin, or themed mini gardens.
  • July 31, 2017
    Beautiful, well maintained gardens at the heart of the city. Good for a few minutes or a few hours. There's ponds, play parks and loads of beautiful borders to wonder around. You can get guided tours here if you like. Just go to the central pavilion. They leave two times a day and are free.
  • August 11, 2017
    Clean and open. Good wildlife spot. Has plenty of jogging track, and areas for games. Often free yoga and workout sessions. Children's park is nice. Nice worry areas near to water to eat or relax. Plenty of seating. Beautiful variety of trees, flowers, and even grass
  • August 31, 2017
    Very relaxing place to get away from the busy city. Walking or cycling is a pleasure there. Well organized and maintained. The whole family had a great time there
  • August 26, 2017
    Most cities have something similar, but this garden is particularly beautiful. You can have a peaceful stroll, cycle or run & admire the surrounding area. Nice way to relax & spend an hour or two.

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