City Botanic Gardens
City Botanic Gardens
4.5
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • K&M
    Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot to enjoy Brisbane's idyllic weather
    As regular visitors to Brisbane, we usually like to stay quite close to the gardens and are always here at least once during a stay. Lovely for a simple walk, looking for the water dragons and huge, apparently "friendly" eels in the pond, or just sitting on a bench soaking up some gentle early morning sunshine on our backs. It's also a great spot for a bike ride or ride on the e-scooters available everywhere in Brisbane, and don't miss the little weekend market.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Rachel Todd
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brisbane Botanic gardens
    Botanic garens are easy to find on foot. Beautifully maintained and set out, the space is a lovely calm place to walk around and learn some plant histories. Within easy reach of the city and downtown, include this with in town visiting.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Lorna W
    Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom99 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to walk
    Came here as a change of scenery for a slow weekend walk. Gardens were lovely and well maintained. The market that was on was an added bonus. Couldn't tell that the gardens are in a big city as nice and peaceful
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 September 2023
  • ItchyFeet
    Camarillo, California10,718 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walk close to and around the river
    These botanical gardens are on a peninsula that is surrounded by the winding Brisbane river but after seeing the Roma Street Parkland Botanical Garden, I think that one is much better. There are more flowers, more water features, and I saw more birdlife at the other location. This is a nice area to walk along the river, and to see some plans and birdss. It seems to be popular with locals to hang out on an afternoon.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • catkid3
    Victoria, Australia156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful greenery in CBD
    A wonderful greenery area right in the heart of the CBD. Definitely recommend visiting the illuminated Fairy Trees at the south end of the park after sunset as they make for some stunning photos. Most floral displays were full and healthy but a handful looked like they needed some TLC. Be aware that there are only a couple of toilets available and it can be an effort to find one if you get caught out!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Daniel A
    Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    Walked through here with the family at dusk and loved it. Great green space filled with great plants flowers and water features. Seeing the birds, lizards and bats hanging around added an extra but of excitement to the visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 December 2023
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LMCM111
Perth, Australia668 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Lovely gardens, beautifully set out and delightful to walk around. Close to city and easy to access southbank. Only downside was the cyclists who obviously thought they were on a race track.
Written 18 April 2024
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Chris F
Slaithwaite, UK482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A very nice place to take a stroll in the middle of Brisbane. The gardens are well maintained and the is a lovely cafe in the middle of the gardens. The only negative is that some of the signage is a little misleading and could be better.
Written 28 December 2023
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Daniel A
Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Walked through here with the family at dusk and loved it. Great green space filled with great plants flowers and water features. Seeing the birds, lizards and bats hanging around added an extra but of excitement to the visit.
Written 10 December 2023
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Freedom56505292223
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Beautiful at night and day , this tropical oasis showcases unusual plants and is adjacent to the river which also enables access to the Southbank parklands by pedestrian bridge with city beach where you can swim or walk to major gallery’s or theatres ..
Written 7 December 2023
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catkid3
Victoria, Australia156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A wonderful greenery area right in the heart of the CBD. Definitely recommend visiting the illuminated Fairy Trees at the south end of the park after sunset as they make for some stunning photos. Most floral displays were full and healthy but a handful looked like they needed some TLC. Be aware that there are only a couple of toilets available and it can be an effort to find one if you get caught out!
Written 28 November 2023
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Aussie_2012
Melbourne, Australia897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Beautiful gardens beside the main shopping and commercial district. There are different sections devoted to various themes - formal, lagoons, mangroves, rainforest, fields, etc. You can enter from many entrances and the Riverside stop for the boats is best from the river.
Written 27 November 2023
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puckstopper31
Edmonton, Canada746 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Wonderful city gardens and very big. Loved how there was information on each of the major trees. Super little concession building inside the park and lots of benches to rest at while walking.
Written 2 November 2023
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK890 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The gardens were a gorgous place to get a bit of piece in the centre of Brisbane. There are loads of interesting plants and trees and a lot of animals. Along with all the birds enjoying the various pools there were turtles and lizards scuttling about.
Written 29 October 2023
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA10,718 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
These botanical gardens are on a peninsula that is surrounded by the winding Brisbane river but after seeing the Roma Street Parkland Botanical Garden, I think that one is much better. There are more flowers, more water features, and I saw more birdlife at the other location. This is a nice area to walk along the river, and to see some plans and birdss. It seems to be popular with locals to hang out on an afternoon.
Written 29 October 2023
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reeceyb
Chichester, UK1,687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We came here in the evening for a light show which was part of the Brisbane festival I think anyway it was very good and worth the money
Written 14 October 2023
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