Attractions at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha offers visitors a living museum of native and exotic plant collections. The themed sections include a scented garden, bamboo grove, arid zone with a cactus garden, Japanese Gardens, waterfalls, tropical greenhouse and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world.

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""Arid Zone and Cactus Zone

The Arid Zone and Cactus House are home to the visually striking dry region plants from Africa and Central America.

""Australian Plant Communities

Explore 27 hectares of tranquil bushland featuring native Australian plants landscaped around the large lake.

""Bonsai House

Learn more about the ancient art of bonsai by visiting the Bonsai House. The collection contains over 300 bonsai and displays 100 plants at any one time.

""Fern House

Discover the secret life of ferns and some unusual ways ferns have been used in different cultures by visiting the Fern House.

""Fragrant Plants and Herb Garden

Breathe in the exotic fragrances from a huge range of herbs and flowers in the Fragrant Plants and Herbs Garden. Learn about the cultural significance of herbs throughout the centuries.

""Freedom Wall

Visit the Freedom Wall - a monument to peace and to those who have brought peace and freedom to Australia and the Pacific.

""Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail

Children and parents can explore the surprises of the Hide 'n' Seek children's trail set in the heart of the shady Exotic Rainforest.

""Japanese Garden

Designed by one of Japan's leading landscape architects, the late Kenzo Ogata, the theme of the garden is 'mountain-pond-stream'. The Japanese Garden contains a combination of native and exotic plants suitable for our subtropical climate.

""Lagoon and Bamboo Grove

Listen to the Bamboo Grove creak, click and rustle in the breeze next to the Gardens Lagoon which abounds with wildlife at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.


Walk under the cool canopy of tropical vegetation in the Exotic Rainforest.

""Tropical Display Dome

The Tropical Display Dome creates a stable climatic environment that encloses and protects rare, fragile and exotic plants from the moist tropics.

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