Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

City Botanic Gardens The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane’s original botanic gardens. Attractions at the Gardens include Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more. Bookings are available in the Gardens for special events. Bookings There are 10 outdoor designated booking areas that can be reserved for special events. The areas range from scenic ponds, to intimate small spaces and large, open grassed areas. Getting to the City Botanic Gardens Find out how to access the City Botanic Gardens by foot, cycle and public transport. Attractions The City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane’s original botanic gardens and are located on the Brisbane River.  Features include sculptures and ornamental ponds. Self-guided walks Walk through the City Botanic Gardens at your own pace with our self-guided walk. Gardens’ facilities and services The City Botanic Gardens provide a great venue for a picnic, as well as beautiful settings for weddings and other functions. Become a volunteer guide Find out how to become a volunteer guide for the free guided walks in the gardens. What’s on Different events are held in the Gardens during the year.  Find out about events, as well as the free guided walking tours. Gardens’ history Read about this history of the City Botanic Gardens. Guided walks Take a free volunteer guided walk through the City Botanic Gardens. Walks are at a gentle pace and last approximately 1 hour. Chairs2Share Chairs2Share is a Council program that makes outdoor furniture available for use for free in four City parks, including the City Botanic Gardens. Environmental education for students Find out about education programs in our Botanic Gardens. Playground upgrade Council has completed the playground upgrade in the City Botanic Gardens. City Botanic Gardens Master Plan Find out about the City Botanic Gardens Master Plan.  
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Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane’s original botanic gardens. Attractions at the Gardens include Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more. Bookings are available in the Gardens for special events. Bookings There are 10 outdoor designated booking areas that can be reserved for special events. The areas range from scenic ponds, to intimate small spaces and large, open grassed areas. Getting to the City Botanic Gardens Find out how to access the City Botanic Gardens by foot, cycle and public transport. Attractions The City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane’s original botanic gardens and are located on the Brisbane River.  Features include sculptures and ornamental ponds. Self-guided walks Walk through the City Botanic Gardens at your own pace with our self-guided walk. Gardens’ facilities and services The City Botanic Gardens provide a great venue for a picnic, as well as beautiful settings for weddings and other functions. Become a volunteer guide Find out how to become a volunteer guide for the free guided walks in the gardens. What’s on Different events are held in the Gardens during the year.  Find out about events, as well as the free guided walking tours. Gardens’ history Read about this history of the City Botanic Gardens. Guided walks Take a free volunteer guided walk through the City Botanic Gardens. Walks are at a gentle pace and last approximately 1 hour. Chairs2Share Chairs2Share is a Council program that makes outdoor furniture available for use for free in four City parks, including the City Botanic Gardens. Environmental education for students Find out about education programs in our Botanic Gardens. Playground upgrade Council has completed the playground upgrade in the City Botanic Gardens. City Botanic Gardens Master Plan Find out about the City Botanic Gardens Master Plan.  
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Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane’s original botanic gardens. Attractions at the Gardens include Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more. Bookings are available in the Gardens for special events. Bookings There are 10 outdoor designated booking areas that can be reserved for special events. The areas range from scenic ponds, to intimate small spaces and large, open grassed areas. Getting to the City Botanic Gardens Find out how to access the City Botanic Gardens by foot, cycle and public transport. Attractions The City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane’s original botanic gardens and are located on the Brisbane River.  Features include sculptures and ornamental ponds. Self-guided walks Walk through the City Botanic Gardens at your own pace with our self-guided walk. Gardens’ facilities and services The City Botanic Gardens provide a great venue for a picnic, as well as beautiful settings for weddings and other functions. Become a volunteer guide Find out how to become a volunteer guide for the free guided walks in the gardens. What’s on Different events are held in the Gardens during the year.  Find out about events, as well as the free guided walking tours. Gardens’ history Read about this history of the City Botanic Gardens. Guided walks Take a free volunteer guided walk through the City Botanic Gardens. Walks are at a gentle pace and last approximately 1 hour. Chairs2Share Chairs2Share is a Council program that makes outdoor furniture available for use for free in four City parks, including the City Botanic Gardens. Environmental education for students Find out about education programs in our Botanic Gardens. Playground upgrade Council has completed the playground upgrade in the City Botanic Gardens. City Botanic Gardens Master Plan Find out about the City Botanic Gardens Master Plan.
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Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

he constant over-development and tree-lopping that goes on in Brisbane always reminds me how lucky we are to still have the Botanic Gardens. As more and more trees and green spaces are replaced with apartment blocks, the Botanic Gardens is a reminder of the beauty of our city's native flora. Brisbaneites love our Botanic Gardens. You can tell just by walking through its windy paths and seeing the joggers trotting along the river's edge. I love the Riverstage as a concert venue, too. The steep, grassy amphitheatre that curves around the stage is a great place to sit on a blanket and see some live music. I've attended the Sunset Sounds Festival in the Gardens for the past few years and the beautiful venue really brings the Festival to another level in comparison to BDO, Splendour etc. The Botanic Gardens is full of little hideaways and places to relax. QUT Gardens Point students study on the benches near the campus edge, kids feed the ducks in the pond and play on the numerous playgrounds, people picnic in the circle of palms, and people of all ages utilise the paths for biking, skating, or scooting. It's a testament to the caretakers at the Botanic Gardens that the trees and plants are always thriving so lushly and that there is so much native wildlife despite the inner-city location. Parks are the hearts of cities, and this is one of Brisbane's oldest and best.
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Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

he constant over-development and tree-lopping that goes on in Brisbane always reminds me how lucky we are to still have the Botanic Gardens. As more and more trees and green spaces are replaced with apartment blocks, the Botanic Gardens is a reminder of the beauty of our city's native flora. Brisbaneites love our Botanic Gardens. You can tell just by walking through its windy paths and seeing the joggers trotting along the river's edge. I love the Riverstage as a concert venue, too. The steep, grassy amphitheatre that curves around the stage is a great place to sit on a blanket and see some live music. I've attended the Sunset Sounds Festival in the Gardens for the past few years and the beautiful venue really brings the Festival to another level in comparison to BDO, Splendour etc. The Botanic Gardens is full of little hideaways and places to relax. QUT Gardens Point students study on the benches near the campus edge, kids feed the ducks in the pond and play on the numerous playgrounds, people picnic in the circle of palms, and people of all ages utilise the paths for biking, skating, or scooting.It's a testament to the caretakers at the Botanic Gardens that the trees and plants are always thriving so lushly and that there is so much native wildlife despite the inner-city location. Parks are the hearts of cities, and this is one of Brisbane's oldest and best.
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Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Due to the proximity to the river, the Botanic Gardens have been flooded nine times between 1870-2011. With many plants being washed away, the Brisbane City Council established a new botanic gardens at Mount Coot-tha. Since the opening of the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in the mid 1970s, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens has become principally a recreational venue. Re-development of the Gardens in the late 1980s saw the introduction of new recreational structures and restoration work on the former Queen’s Park fence.
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Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Ever since I was about 16, the City Botanic Gardens has been so many things to me. It's been a sanctuary when I've needed to study, a secluded getaway when I've wanted to sit and read, a place where my friends and I would run around like idiots and have picnics, even a cute little place for a sneaky kiss with a high school boyfriend. The Botanic Gardens is such a great communal place that everyone can enjoy and appreciate in their own way. There are heaps of winding bike paths to entertain with bike hire available at the Albert/Elizabeth Street corner entrance. There's always a place to sit and enjoy a bright day too whether you want a bench or prefer to enjoy lying on the grass. I've gotten to enjoy the many uses for the Botanic Gardens including festivals such as Parklife that took over and abused the whole area and concerts that occupied only the River Stage but needless to say, the Botanic Gardens is the perfect location for each type of event. Located on the city's fringe, it's a spectacular option when you've got a study break and want to enjoy some outdoor relaxation/appreciation but can't be bothered trekking it out to New Farm Park. Keep an eye on those ibises though because they love to sneak up on you and run away with your scrap (has anyone actually established whether 'ibises' is the plural for ibis yet by the way? Because that has plagued my friends and myself for about a decade). Alas, whether you're a QUT student, a tourist, or just a stressed-out Brisbanite, a stint in the Botanic Gardens is a great way to unwind without costing you a thing.

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens