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City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published December 11th 2013
Get lost in the amazing botanic gardens
If you are ever in Brisbane and want time to relax after shopping and painting the town red, the City Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to stretch those legs and soak up the sun.

The City Botanic Gardens is conveniently situated close to the city centre with the free city bus stopping at one of the entrances... it would be silly not to visit these amazing and tranquil gardens.

Some of the beautiful plants in the gardens...


There are seven main gardens ranging from Bamboo Grove to Ornamental Ponds. It is a great way to see Brisbane in a complete different perspective and experience the great outdoors with this lovely setting.

You can take your time and explore these amazing gardens on your own or of course there is a guided free tour of the gardens (check website for more information on guided tours).

The lakes and cafe...


The plant collection includes the first Queensland native plants, exotic plants, the herb and veggie garden, and historical exhibit gardens.

For a little history of the gardens, it was established in 1828 to provide food for the early penal colony and the botanical gardens were officially opened in 1855. Major redevelopments of the gardens took place in 1986, where building an information centre, upgrading the paving and converting the former curator's residence into a restaurant took place. Plantscaping and developments continued and today we have this spectacular garden right in the heart of the city!

The wildlife at the gardens...


There are many picnic areas around the gardens with sheltered pavilions, tables and seats and of course you can have a special romantic picnic spot under one of the many amazing trees or alternatively you can grab a bite to eat at the City Gardens Cafe.

There is a playground to keep the kids occupied as well.

Some of the beautiful trees & bamboo trees...


You can book the gardens for weddings, which will make the perfect spot to say 'I Do!' (Check website for more details on weddings and events at the gardens).

The lovely herb & vegetable garden...

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Why? To see nature and relax
When: 6am - 6pm- All year round (closed at times for private events)
Phone: (07) 3403 8888
Where: George St & Alice St, Brisbane
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Thanks for your article. The last time we went to the City Botanic Gardens it was looking very run down and neglected, but that was quite some time ago. Looks like we will be planning another visit after seeing your photos.
by jillr1 (score: 1|48) 2013 days ago
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