City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

#6 of 50 in Parks in Brisbane
Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • The origins of the gardens date to 1828 when they were established as a food source for the early penal colony. In 1855 the City Botanic Gardens officially opened with many varieties of tropical...  more »
  • Brisbane's original botanic gardens are located on a point in the river, access is by Alice Street. The boundary is adjacent to Queensland University of Technology (QUT). It is a picturesque...  more »
  • Some beautiful old trees. Would love to climb them. But cant. Had some little market stalls there. Wad good to pick up a cold drink n something to snack on. Was a wedding going on while there and thought i was a beautiful back drop for such an event. Beautiful flowers in bloom too. Lots of space to have a game of backyard cricket etc. Loads of shade to just chill n relax.
  • Absolutely fantastic place! Such a nice spot to relax and have a picnic. I always love visiting the markets there on a Sunday and looking at the flowers. Ive done a few photoshoots there too and will be doing our engagement shoot this weekend in the gardens. Just a great spot!

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