Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha (located on Mt Coot-tha Road at Toowong) are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens , displaying distinctly different gardens arranged in thematic and geographical displays. Founded in 1970 and officially opened in 1978, the 56 hectare botanic gardens are open every day of the year between 8am - 5.30pm from September to March and 8am - 5pm from April to August. Entry to the gardens is free. Dogs are not permitted in the Gardens.


What's on at the Gardens

Come along to Brisbane Botanic Gardens events and activities for the whole family. Try out our gardening workshops, fabulous displays, story time in the garden for children or go on a free guided walking tour. 

Visitor map and mobility map

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha visitor map provides details about gardens highlights, its history and facilities. The mobility map includes information on accessibility, including pathway gradients.

Getting to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Find out how to get to the Gardens by car, public transport, cycle or foot.

Gardens' facilities and services

The Gardens are open seven days a week. Find out about the free plant identification service and the other facilities at the gardens.

Venue hire and weddings

The Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha offers beautiful subtropcial settings for weddings and other functions.

Self-guided walks

Explore Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens at your own pace. 


Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha offers visitors a living museum of native and exotic plant collections. Find out more.

Photo gallery

Everything from the flowers and statues to the stunning view of the city.


Watch Tourism Queensland's video on the Gardens.

Vehicle access

Find out about vehicle access for the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and other Council parks.

Guided walks

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

Educational programs

The Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha offers a range of outdoor learning opportunities for school students from prep to year 12.

Volunteer guides

A formal qualification on botany is not needed to become a volunteer guide, but good social and communication skills are important.

Gardens history

Council decided to establish the Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha after eight major floods swept through the City Botanic Gardens between 1870 and 1974.