The beautiful capital of Queensland, the city of Brisbane, is home to a number of sightseeing destinations such as the Wheel of Brisbane reminiscent of the London Eye, the Gorge Walk on North Stradbroke Island with its beautiful views of the Ocean, the Story Bridge which, when lit up, is absolutely breathtaking and the Japanese Gardens at the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens which perfect for a serene walk. If you are staying at hotels in Brisbane Australia, one of the best places to unwind and relax is the City Botanic Gardens. Bordered by the Brisbane River, the Parliament House and a mere three minute walk from the Oaks 212 Margaret, the City Botanic Gardens provide a scenic sanctuary within the city.
Formerly known as the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, these grounds are home to some rare species. Amongst these are palms, figs and bamboo and this has led to the Queensland Heritage Register designating the Gardens as a State Heritage Place. Established in 1828, the Gardens are home to a café, namely, the City Gardens Café, the Water Hill Fountain and the Riverstage: an entertainment venue that has hosted the Soundwave Festival and a number of Australian bands.
The Gardens are equipped with barbecuing facilities, making it a perfect venue during the summer as well as picnic shelters, fountains and toilets. The Park also undertakes bookings for corporate functions as well as weddings in sites such as the Lilypond Lawn, the Entrance Lawn, the Fig Tree Avenue Lawn, the Royal Palm Lawn and the Morning Star Lawn. However, such bookings have been halted during 2015 due to extensive renovations and upgrades that have been planned. Even amidst such renovations, sections of the Gardens will remain open and is an ideal place for a serene evening stroll or a lazy picnic in the sun.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+