City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

4.6
#6 of 43 in Parks in Brisbane
Enjoy an afternoon in Brisbane's premier public park. City Botanic Gardens offers 20 hectares (49 acres) of rare and unusual plant life, including cycads, Queensland nut trees, and jacarandas. Tour Bamboo Grove, stand over ornamental ponds, and view the "Jemmy Morrill and the Brolgas" sculpture. The Riverstage hosts numerous events throughout the year, so check the schedule before you come. Weekdays generally provide much more solitude than weekends do. To visit City Botanic Gardens on your trip to Brisbane, use our Brisbane trip builder tool .
Create an itinerary including City Botanic Gardens
map
City Botanic Gardens Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,613 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • A short wedding anniversary trip to Brisbane with my husband, we didn’t plan like we normally do so we ended up walking through the gardens. Open grassed picnic area, walking paths, a great mix of for...  more »
  • This is the oldest park and garden in Brisbane and was originally planted with vegatables by the first convicts to arrive very long ago. The park has all kinds of trails for walkers and runners. The l...  more »
  • visited 08.16 in city centre, near the bend in the river and near the University of Technology extends this beautiful park, immaculately maintained, green and beautiful trees and flowers of various species. A great place to immerse yourself in the silence and you can enjoy the nature
    View original
Google
  • The Brisbane Botanic Gardens were amazing to walk through. They paths are well kept, the playground kept the kids entertained and there were many benches and open spaces to relax. We walked around the entire gardens seeing beautiful views of the city and river. The lily pad covered ponds were beautiful, truly a memorable place.
  • Thought this would be a great free place to go for an hour, instead four hours later we departed having taken in the access to the Goodwill Bridge , views of the river, the mangroves, the lagoon at the top, the Lily pond at the bottom, the various children's parks the bamboo path and many other things in between. We had a fantastic day even having a picnic in the park. This is a brilliant way for anyone to spend a few hours in the middle of the city in a calm oasis of an environment
  • Tranquil oasis of calm in the middle of the city. With the occasional call of wild birds and gentle lapping of the river tides never far away, this is an ideal escape from urban life. Catch the shade of the fig trees or wander the mangrove swamp walk. The Gardens should be part of every visitor's itinerary.
  • Nice big park/garden to take your family or even with a few friends. Big playground for the kids. We went there on Friday morning and it was pretty empty, us parents even had fun playing with the kids as the playground has lots to offer for them. The gardens are very pretty with all different kind of flora and the duck pond is pretty cool. We found a huge lizard sitting behind us! There is also an Ice-cream Truck with drinks. Restaurants near by as you walk down the street. Recommend to go in Autumn where it is not too warm not too cold because we went on a hot day and with a kid, walking around, we tired ourselves out. We only explored a portion but there is so much to see and do here!
  • Such a beautiful spot. There's som many beautiful animals there that are lovely to observe. Although please don't touch or feed them. Birds and turtles and eels and lizards. The flower garden is always changing around depending on the season. It's really good that a lot of the plant and tree species are labelled with names too. Spending time on the chairs by the river is highly advisable.

Plan your trip to Brisbane

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to City Botanic Gardens by other users

29 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Brisbane Region & Rockhampton BY A USER FROM CANADA December, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Whitsunday Islands & Brisbane BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans