LOCATED AT THE FOOT OF BRISBANE’S TALLEST MOUNTAIN
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha were opened to the public in 1976 and they are the second botanical gardens established by the Brisbane City Council. The gardens cover around 54 hectares of land on the lower slopes of Mt Coot-tha, just a few kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.
There is so much to see and experience at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha that it is hard to fit it all into just one day. You can spend hours doing everything from photographing some very exotic plants to sitting in quiet reflection in the Japanese Gardens that had their beginning back in 1988.
You can also wander through everything from exotic rain forests to vegetable gardens and an arid zone and cactus house where you will see some amazing flowering cactus. Along the way you’ll meet some interesting wildlife too.
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha are very mobile friendly but if you find that long walks are a problem then there are free mini-bus tours on weekdays at 10.30. Guided walking tours are also available between 11am and 1pm, Monday to Saturday.
We chose to find our own way through the gardens and spent hours enjoying the experience. We didn’t see everything and we will be going back for more.
The gardens are open 7 days a week with gates closing at 5pm.