Brisbane is home to not one, but two botanic gardens that remain major tourist attractions. Namely, the City Botanic Gardens and Mount Coottha Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Surrounded by rich greenery and ample space to breathe fresh air, I bet you didn’t know that these amazing gardens are full of amazing activities and events. Here’s a simple guide to what to expect when visiting the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and how to best organize your itinerary.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Aerial view of tropical dome at Brisbane Botanic Gardens | Image author Carles Rabada through to splash

Located along the Mount Coot-Tha Road Toowong, Brisbane Botanic Gardens is a fascinating 56-hectare wonderland. You can also find beautiful design not far from the garden Holiday apartments in Brisbane like Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites. A map around the grounds will guide you through all the scenic attractions in the garden, including a bamboo garden, a Japanese garden, waterfalls, a tropical dome and Australia’s largest rainforest trees. A visit to the Gardens can also be easily combined with a tour of the neighboring Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, where astronomy fanatics can sit back and enjoy mini theater shows and free displays on space, the night sky and the universe.

City Botanical Gardens

Located on Alice Street in Brisbane metropolis, City Botanic Gardens offers one of the best inner city playgrounds for kids to enjoy in the sun. The garden is also equipped with ornamental ponds, bamboo groves, picnic areas and walking paths, making it an attractive place for both young and old to relax and enjoy away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Family Challenge

The magnificent gardens also offer some adventurous family challenges that you can try with your kids. At the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, you and your kids can sign up for a treasure hunt along the garden’s hide and seek trail. Likewise, the Urban Botanical Garden is designed to invite you and your family on a fun quest to find the garden’s historic water fountain. Challenges are also an ideal way for your children to uncover a bit of history while enjoying the excitement of games.

Fun things to do in gardens

A visit to these iconic gardens in Brisbane promises you plenty of fun and relaxation. A few fun activities not to be missed on a tour of these beautiful natural attractions; Dance to live music, take a walk with family or friends and join a free garden walk to learn more about beautiful trees and shrubs, visit the weekly markets for shopping, enjoy a movie with your loved ones on the outdoor garden terrace, attend some gardening workshops and more write to many!