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Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha

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Mt. Coot-tha Road | Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland 4066, Australia
+61 7 3403 2535
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An oasis for wildlife, the Gardens feature 52 hectares of plants from Australia and all around the world. Horticultural and art and craft shows are displayed in the Auditorium most weekends and free volunteer guided walks leave the Information Centre, Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) at 11 am and 1 pm. Alternatively you may like to explore the Gardens via one, or all, of the three self-guided trails available.
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“japanese garden” (171 reviews)
“tropical dome” (44 reviews)
“bonsai house” (30 reviews)
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Mt. Coot-tha Road | Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland 4066, Australia
+61 7 3403 2535
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed in the Royal on the Park which is opposite the Gardens so went for a walk. Very enjoyable with interesting plants & trees plus wildlife. Nice friendly market at the entrance with lots of folks having coffee and breakfast

Thank JPL93
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredible for the plant lover and basic sightseer alike. Overall a beautiful place to explore, with an added educational experience. It was fun to learn about different Australian species, and we also loved the fern exhibit, bonsai trees, and animals roaming around.

Thank CanadianSenorita
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is paradise so many people enjoy these park lands every day and they do a great job of keeping it well presented a must for any gardening enthusiasts.

Thank Lea P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walk around these extensive gardens every time I visit Brisbane as they are a real gem in the middle of the city. The cafe in the gardens has a nice setting. Combine this with a walk along South Bank between the 2 bridges for...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove through the gardens to get a sense of the space - was quite nice, would suit people with limited mobility. We visited on a Monday and so the observatory was closed. Japanese gardens were beautiful, kids enjoyed the walk.

Thank neena_19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are just a few minutes walk from the CBD and close proximity to all the hotels. Ideal for a walk before starting the day. The path takes you down to the river which you can then continue on to eagle pier.

Thank Withaas
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the weather is good, this place is perfect! Come for lunch, a stroll or an education! Kids come for school excursions so that's something to be mindful of but other than that, it's never hard to find a car park, easy to get to...More

Thank hoolia1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my morning walk through the Botanic Gardens, It is great to reconnect with real life and see the beauty of plants. Afterwards go for coffee or lunch

Thank SaltPepper2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens on the shoulders of Mt. Coot-tha are extensive and quite well labeled. There are a number of specialty gardens including a bonsai display house that is very well laid out and labeled.

Thank Les W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a little walk along the river and through the park. Very much enjoyed it - in the middle of the city.

Thank Triprater-71
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3 January 2017|
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Response from Michelle T | Reviewed this property |
No I am pretty sure they are not permitted entry at all to Mount Cootha Botanical Gardens due to the wildlife (waterfowl and reptiles) plus the extensive botanical collection. There are other nice parks nearby, Anzac Park... More
Nikita M
13 October 2016|
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Response from kittykatus | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking but it does get very busy.
29 October 2015|
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Response from CarmenByrne | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above answers, duration just depends on your plans. Entry is free. There is a city bike station (bay of yellow bikes) where you can hire to ride around the gardens. They require prior online registration... More