Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
An oasis for wildlife, the Gardens feature 52 hectares of plants from Australia and all around the world. Horticultural and art and craft shows are displayed in the Auditorium most weekends and free volunteer guided walks leave the Information Centre, Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) at 11 am and 1 pm. Alternatively you may like to explore the Gardens via one, or all, of the three self-guided trails available.
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  • Colleen H
    Brisbane, Australia27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gardens
    I went to the Gardens after an absence of several years and wondered why it had taken me so long to go back. It is a wonderful experience. There were a lot of people there but it didn't seem crowded because there is so much space. It was a beautiful day and all the plants looked great. We had lunch in the cafe which, although it was very busy, managed the crowds well. All in all a great time and I will be going back again soon.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Gardens
    We had a lovely few hours on a sunny Sunday in the Botanic Gardens on Mount Cootha. They are quite extensive and there is a lot to see, so bring your walking shoes, water and a hat! I don't know much about plants and gardens but I find the whole environment really relaxing and soothing. We loved the Japanese Garden, in particular the amazing Bonsai trees. There is a lovely pond too with plenty of birdlife, turtles and flowers as well as a moving war memorial to those lost in combat. We spent hours here, really enjoyed it and it is totally free to enter. We made one error though, we thought the gardens and the Mount Cootha Lookout would be close to each other given they are on the same hill.! They're not! It is way to far to walk from one to the other. You'll need an uber like we took.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 September 2023
  • andream0402
    Melbourne, Australia2,946 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pick up a map
    A beautiful garden. It’s accessible to all with a road going through it so you’d be able to drive in closer to the gardens. Free to enter. Pick up a map or you’ll have no idea where to go especially if you go all the way to the top. There are only numbers to guide you. There is a cafe next door but the kitchen closes at 2.30. You can get the bus there from Brisbane CDB. A nice walk .
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • ItchyFeet
    Camarillo, California7,752 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for bird watching
    We stopped at the botanical garden on the way up to the Lookout, and the botanical garden has a lot to see. You could easily spend several hours here depending on your interest level. There’s a back area that has the Australian plant area but the lake is quite low right now because of the drought. I did walk back to section 3 where I saw laughing kookaburra birds and sulfur crested cockatoos. Enjoyed the different gardens but especially the bird life!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Wa S
    Adelaide, Australia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An outstanding botanic garden
    Beautiful botanic gardens. The Japanese garden is especially exquisite, and there is a diverse range of plants and environments across the 56 hectares, including the arid plants, fern house, rainforests, and the tropical dome. The restaurant is mediocre, but otherwise this garden is excellent.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,833 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful spot to slow down and (re-)acquaint with nature
    We only had an hour to visit the gardens and wish it had been twice or three times as long. It is a delightful place, with a well marked and usually shady central path wending its way through a series of attractive and tranquil themed gardens. Our favourites were probably the Japanese garden and the bonsai house, though we didn't get as far as the Australian plants trail, which I'm sure would have been another highlight for us. Next time! The map provided by the Gardens was an excellent resource and I loved the way everything was well sign-posted. Fair bit of wildlife around, too, especially Eastern Water Dragons. I think they think they own the place.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 November 2023
  • jonathan m
    Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom273 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb botanical garden
    We had 1 1/2 hours and only managed about 1/3 of the gardens. Probably needs 2 visits. It is free. Japanese gardens, bonsai specimens, cacti, temperate gardens , lagoons, rainforest , giant bamboos and more… Excellent.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Linda
    Hanc, France238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    good
    Visited again. This is a lovely garden on a cool day. Unfortunately today was very hot and a struggle to walk around. Managed Japanese garden, bonsai, palm and tropical garden all excellent.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Joanne
    Lake Mary, Florida1,786 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely and tranquil
    This is such a gem of a place. It is free to enter and there is both coach and car parking. Our tour group only had 1.5 hours, so I kept to the bottom part near the information center. They had such cool ponds with a variety of ducks and other animals. The cactus, arid and fern areas all were well done and had lots of signs explaining the various plants. I really enjoyed the farming area where they were growing things like eggplant, corn, citrus trees and other edible plants. Definitely take one of the brochures to decide where you want to visit if you are short on time. The place is large enough that you don't feel crowded.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 February 2024
  • max736
    Brisbane, Australia50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty gardens but...surrounded by a noisy highway!
    The Brisbane Botanical Garden by Mt Cootha has lots of beautiful gardens which you could spend a few hours exploring. My issue with the place is that it's located next to a busy highway so you can hear the sound of traffic throughout the garden. It takes away from the serenity of the place. I would suggest going to a Mt. Cootha hiking trail instead. Unless you really don't mind the sound of traffic as you walk through a Japanese garden...
    Visited February 2024
    Written 18 February 2024
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humanfoodbag
Brisbane Region, Australia41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I hadn’t visited the botanic gardens in a very long time. I visited it recently. A lot of it is as I remembered. I really enjoyed walking through the gardens. There are a lot of things to see. My favourite was the bonsai garden.
Written 3 April 2024
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nandjm
242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fantastic botanic gardens with lovely areas of calm .There are lakes ,flowers ,great trees and a really good cafe not to mention the birds and wildlife.We really enjoyed our visit here.
Written 24 March 2024
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Damon
London, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Well cared for and wide selection of plants and trees located near the look out point for Brisbane city. There was free parking and a cafe for convenience. Also, as a bonus, Brisbane’s Planetarium is located next to the parking area.
Written 9 March 2024
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Fadil A
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Good nature park for plant lovers with a large variety of plants from different corners of the world. Had the best time spent at the planetarium. It was awesome
Written 3 March 2024
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Mandii J
Dakabin, Australia41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Beautiful gardens, peaceful setting, accessible paths for wheelchair users. Many different examples featured, including an impressive bonsai collection
Written 22 February 2024
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max736
Brisbane, Australia50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
The Brisbane Botanical Garden by Mt Cootha has lots of beautiful gardens which you could spend a few hours exploring. My issue with the place is that it's located next to a busy highway so you can hear the sound of traffic throughout the garden. It takes away from the serenity of the place. I would suggest going to a Mt. Cootha hiking trail instead. Unless you really don't mind the sound of traffic as you walk through a Japanese garden...
Written 18 February 2024
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Joanne
Lake Mary, FL1,786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is such a gem of a place. It is free to enter and there is both coach and car parking. Our tour group only had 1.5 hours, so I kept to the bottom part near the information center. They had such cool ponds with a variety of ducks and other animals. The cactus, arid and fern areas all were well done and had lots of signs explaining the various plants. I really enjoyed the farming area where they were growing things like eggplant, corn, citrus trees and other edible plants. Definitely take one of the brochures to decide where you want to visit if you are short on time. The place is large enough that you don't feel crowded.
Written 4 February 2024
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Linda
Hanc, France238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Visited again. This is a lovely garden on a cool day. Unfortunately today was very hot and a struggle to walk around. Managed Japanese garden, bonsai, palm and tropical garden all excellent.
Written 25 January 2024
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Man K
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Botanic Garden had plenty of differet flora and fauna and very well layed out. Ahtought was hot but taking the suggested walking route was worth it.
Written 18 January 2024
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jonathan m
Bury St. Edmunds, UK273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We had 1 1/2 hours and only managed about 1/3 of the gardens. Probably needs 2 visits. It is free.
Japanese gardens, bonsai specimens, cacti, temperate gardens , lagoons, rainforest , giant bamboos and more…
Excellent.
Written 13 November 2023
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