Quick Overview of Brisbane City Botanical Gardens:
The Brisbane City Botanical Gardens provide a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane’s CBD. There is plenty to see and do including beautiful ornamental ponds, walks through stunning fig trees and views out across the Brisbane River.
What Is It?
Bordered by Brisbane River’s northern banks on one side and Parliament House on the other, Brisbane’s City Botanical Gardens are the city’s oldest park, originally built by convicts in 1825. The botanical gardens are home to many exotic and ancient trees, rainforests and plants.
The gardens run the full length of Alice street and provide a beautiful and tranquil escape for city workers and visitors alike from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane’s CBD. There are also plenty of spots to stop and sit to enjoy a picnic or a good book.
There is plenty to see and do at the City Botanical Gardens, including the beautiful ornamental ponds, walks through the stunning fig trees, and views out across the Brisbane River.
There are free guided walks available through the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens from Monday to Saturday, from approximately 11:00AM to 1:00PM (excluding public holidays). The walks last approximately one hour at a leisurely pace and are led by experienced volunteer guides.
Our younger readers may also be interested in the new and improved playground located in the middle of the gardens, featuring musical activities, sand play areas and climbing structures. There are also slides, swings and the usual playground equipment.
One of our favorite things about the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens would have to be the vast amount of wildlife that has taken up residence. There are many different species of birds and animals, and if you walk through the park at night time you can see possums scurrying up into the trees!
For the best experience, we recommend parking on Elizabeth street and checking out the Queen Street Mall before walking down to the gardens. Whilst you’re in the area, its also worth checking out the nearby Captain Burke Park
, or the Brisbane River Walk.
How Do I Get There?
Brisbane City Botanical Gardens are located on Alice St, Brisbane QLD. For more information check out the detailed map below:
What Should I Bring?
We recommend bringing sunscreen, some good comfortable footwear for the long walks, a bottle of water and a picnic lunch (if you’re planning to stay a while).
We also recommend bringing a good book, as there are plenty of great spots to settle in at the gardens. Finally, it’s also a great idea to bring along your camera to get some shots of the local wildlife and beautiful ancient trees!
What Do You Think?
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