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Published August 24th 2018
Thyme to put a Spring in your Step
(by AdinaVoicu / Public Domain)
Brisbane hosts hundreds of tracks and trails through gardens, bushland, memorial sites and urban parks. Spoilt for choice, you'll need a shortlist to find the brightest spring colours in town. Start with 5 of the best spring gardens in Brisbane:
After opening over 40 years ago, Brisbane's Botanic Gardens now blossom with over 20,000 plants, spanning 5,000 species over a vast 56 hectares. Half the park is dedicated to Aussie natives, including bush cherry trees, cycads, foxtail palms and hoop pines, whisking you from the cold concrete of the city.
Wander into our ancient past on the White Arrow Trail, dotted with giant Roxburgh figs. Sniff the Cigar Box cedars, a fragrant mahogany used to make cigar boxes. Lookout for lobster claws (Heliconia), dramatic red leaves are often mistaken for the delicious crustacean.
Guided walks are led daily and various sections invite picnickers and lunch-goers to relax beneath Lawyer vines that never object.
The park is open from 8am – 5pm during autumn at Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong.