Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha

Toowong, Brisbane Area

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha are Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens. These 52 hectare gardens are situated seven kilometres from the city centre, and offer a variety of environments and natural wildlife. The Gardens also offer a picturesque venue for a wedding.

The Botanic Gardens are open every day, and entry to the gardens is free. Visitors can enjoy free guided tours Monday to Saturday at 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. (public holidays excluded). Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha features Japanese Gardens and a Freedom Wall monument; The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is also located on the grounds.

The Botanic Gardens have a fully licensed restaurant and cafe - Botanical - with a capacity of 150 people. Dining is a breath of fresh air in a relaxing and tranquil setting in the midst of the beautiful gardens. Modern Australian cuisine is served in the main restaurant with light snacks, devonshire teas and ice creams available from the cafeteria.

Open Times

Open 0800 to 1700 daily.


  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities

Other Information


Disabled parking is available and access for the frail or disabled is possible to most areas. The Brisbane Mobility Map, available from the Administration Building, gives detailed access information. On weekdays from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., vehicles are permitted to drive through the Gardens. Disabled toilets are located in the Administration Building and in other locations throughout the Gardens.


Children are welcome throughout the Gardens, but close supervision is recommended near the lagoons and other water features. Close supervision is also requested in the Bonsai House.

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