Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha

Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-Tha

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Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha

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The Brisbane Botanic Gardens are located 7 km from the city of Brisbane in Toowong, Queensland, Australia, at the foot of Brisbane's tallest mountain, Mount Coot-tha.


The gardens, which were originally called the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and which cover 52 hectares, were established by the Brisbane City Council in 1970, and officially opened in 1976. The gardens are the second botanical gardens established in Brisbane. The original gardens, now known as the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens are located in the Brisbane CBD at Gardens Point. The new gardens were developed by the City Council because the original city site could not be expanded and was flood prone.


Features of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens include:
  • Tropical Display Dome—opened in December 1977, 28 m in diameter and 9 m high
  • Japanese Garden
  • Bonsai House
  • Fern House
  • Arid Zone and Cactus House
  • Exotic Rainforest
  • Australian Rainforest
  • Fragant Plant and Herb Garden
  • Temperate Garden
  • Lagoon and Bamboo Grove
  • Australian Plant communities
  • National Freedom Wall

The gardens are open every day of the year from 8am to 5pm. Entry to the gardens is free.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Located adjacent to the entrance of the gardens is the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, which incorporates the Cosmic Skydome. Sir Thomas Brisbane, in addition to being the Governor of New South Wales after whom...
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