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City Botanic Gardens
City Botanic Gardens
Map of City Botanic Gardens
Alice Street
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000 Australia

City Botanic Gardens
Brisbane City, Brisbane Area

Free Entry

07 3403 0666


The City Botanic Gardens is the city's oldest park, originally planted by convicts in 1825 with food crops to feed the prison colony. These gardens include ancient trees, rainforest glades and exotic species. They run the full length of Alice Street, bordered by Parliament House on the one side and the Brisbane River's northern banks on the other. They provide a lush green haven for city workers and visitors.

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There are free guided walks available from Monday to Saturdays from approximately 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (excluding public holidays). The walks are at a gentle pace, last approximately one hour and are led by experienced, friendly Volunteer Guides. Meet at the Rotunda near the Alice Street Main Entrance. Additionally, the Gardens hosts boxing and fitness circuits, weight loss challenges, tai chi, pilates and more.

Attractions at the gardens include Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Mangrove Boardwalk and ornamental ponds. Special events are held at the River stage.

The City Botanic Gardens also offer 10 outdoor designated booking areas that may be reserved for either a wedding ceremony or corporate function. The areas range from scenic lilly ponds, intimate small areas or large open grassed areas.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet


  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Walking

Open Times

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Other Information

Children are welcome throughout the Gardens but close supervision is recommended, particularly in the Children's Playground. Close supervision is also recommended along the Brisbane River frontage of the Gardens, and near the lagoons and other water features.

There is no vehicle access into the Gardens, however parking for guests with a disability is available next to and around the Gardens. Access for the frail or disabled is possible to most areas. Toilet facilities for guests with a disability are located in the toilet block beside the City Gardens Cafe and Restaurant.

How To Get There

The City Botanic Gardens are only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the city centre and Central or Roma Street railway stations.

You can walk into the gardens from:
The Parliament House entrance (George Street).
Alice Street, at the intersection of Edward Street, and at the Albert Street intersection
the Goodwill Bridge

You can also catch a bus or ferry to the gardens. The free Loop bus stops on Alice Street and George Street. CityCat and City Ferry terminals are located at the bottom end of Edward Street and at the rear of Parliament House.

Disabled access is available at each gate, except the Parliament House entrance. Disabled car parking is available just inside the Edward Street gate and behind the Garden Cafe (entry via Gardens Point Road).

Free Entry

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