Get inspiration for your own garden and enjoy the warmer months by exploring the new, four-hectare expansion of the Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha. The expansion increases the Gardens’ social amenity, connectivity and open space. The new space is the largest upgrade to the Gardens since they opened in 1970. Features of the new area include:

  • interactive kitchen garden
  • nature-themed playground
  • picnic facilities
  • amphitheatre
  • forest walk
  • 18 megalitre lagoon




Free minibus tours are available Monday to Friday at 10.30am.


Free guided walks leave from the Information Kiosk daily at 11am and 1pm (except Sundays). Free group and special-interest walks can be arranged by phoning 3403 2535.


Japanese Garden The Japanese Garden contains a combination of native and exotic plants suitable for our subtropical climate.


Tropical Display Dome A large lattice structure displaying plants from the tropics. A pathway winds upwards through the dome building, wrapping around a central pond with water plants.


Picnic areas With a multitude of picturesque and shaded areas, the botanic gardens are a great place for picnics. Picnic tables and seats in shaded areas are located throughout the gardens.


Stop for lunch Botanical is a cafe and functions centre that serves breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages, and is open seven days, 9am-4pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends.



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