The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha are Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens, displaying distinctly different gardens arranged in thematic and geographical displays.
These 56-hectare gardens are situated seven kilometres from the city centre, and offer a variety of environments including the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world and natural wildlife.
The Botanic Gardens are open every day between 8am to 6pm September to March and 8am to 5pm from April to August, and entry is free. Visitors can enjoy free guided tours Monday to Saturday at 11am and 1pm (public holidays excluded). Free mini bus tours are available on weekdays at 10.30am (excluding public holidays) departing from the Visitor Information Centre.
The gates are closed to vehicular traffic on weekends and public holidays. The Botanic Gardens features a Japanese Garden, Tropical Dome, Children’s Playground and The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is also located on the grounds. Dogs are not permitted.
The Gardens Café is open daily with a capacity of 150 people. Dine in a relaxing and tranquil setting. Modern Australian cuisine is served in the main cafe with light snacks, devonshire teas and ice creams also available.