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Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

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by Ian McKenzie (subscribe)
Freelance writer and photographer. www.ozian.info Internationally published author of paperbacks and e-books. www.iansbooks.com
Published December 8th 2014
Brisbane's Best Photography Venue
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, japanese gardens
Cooling off


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens has a tropical greenhouse dome. It has Japanese Gardens that have been designed by a leading Japanese landscape architect. He has incorporated water features including water falls and undercover areas to just sit and relax and enjoy the ambiance. There are cacti and other giant structural plants in the arid zone. You will find a scented garden which includes many culinary herbs.

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, cacti
Cactus in the arid Zone


The Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens are in fact a living museum of plants from Australia and all over the world.

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, arid zone
Arid Zone


There is a restaurant overlooking a large grassed area and the lake. If you are a lover of plants, there are regular displays and exhibitions held by various interest groups in the grounds.

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Friends Chatting Outside Tropical Dome


I love plants, and I also love photography. The two go together like hands in a glove at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

My main dilemma when organising a photography session at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens is deciding where to go to shoot. The gardens are very extensive and there are so many great locations from which to choose. The only solution is to return on numerous occasions and explore different parts of the gardens.

In my opinion the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens are the best photography venue in Brisbane for photographing people and plants together.

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Colourful Plants


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Multi-Trunked Tree


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, water
Water Feature


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, japanese gardens
Entrance to Japanese Gardens


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, arid zone
Structural Plants


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Infinite Variety of Plants


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Unusual Flower


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Large Colourful Leaves


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Bright Red Flower


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Ducks on the Pond


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Golden Bamboo


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
By the Lake


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Pandanus


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Colourful Crotons


Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, tropical
Giant Bamboo
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When: Daily
Where: Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Queensland
Cost: Free
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