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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  • RIVERSIDE @ THE GARDENS MARKET 1. "Riverside @ The Gardens Market" had a plethora of scrumptious food and nice merch. 2. Fruits that we bought there were very fresh and tasty. 3. The Korean food there...  more »
  • Are worth a visit sure more impressive Botanic Gardens, but in any case if you are in the area.
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  • Just 10 minutes from the city center, so large is that you can go to the Park. Both are connected to exercise or relax along the river. Having children is a place like animals.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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