Located 7 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD in Toowong, Queensland, Australia, at the foot of Brisbane’s tallest mountain, Mount Coot-tha is the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha which is popularly known as Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens consists of a series of distinctly different gardens arranged in themes and geographical displays. It showcases the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world and also a living museum of native and exotic plant collections. If you are a nature lover and long to spend some time relaxing in the tranquil setting of this beautiful gardens you’ll be pleased to find accommodation in one of the hotels in Brisbane Australia such as Oaks 212 Margaret situated within easy walking distance from the Botanic Gardens.
The 52 hectare Botanic Gardens was open to the public in 1976. Features of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens include a Tropical Display Dome, Japanese Garden, Bonsai House, Fern House, Arid Zone and Cactus House, Exotic Rainforest, Australian Rainforest, Fragant Plant and Herb Garden, Temperate Garden, Lagoon and Bamboo Grove, Australian Plant communities and also National Freedom Wall.
Presently it is funded and operated by The Brisbane City Council. The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha is open every day of the year from 8am – 5.30pm in summer (September to March) and 8am – 5pm in winter (April to August) and it is the ideal place to treat yourself with some peace and solitude. The breathtaking view and the numerous picnic areas available throughout the Gardens makes it the ideal place to relax for the whole family. The Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha also offers the perfect subtropcial setting for weddings, community events, as well as celebrations and social gatherings. It also offers 21 hands-on outdoor learning opportunities for school groups. The Gardens are open to vehicular traffic on weekdays except public holidays only from 8am to 4pm. Due to pedestrian safety concerns vehicles are not permitted on weekends and public holidays. Dogs are not permitted in the Botanic Gardens.
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