Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens. They are a key attraction in the Brisbane City Council Mt Coot-tha leisure and adventure precinct.

Founded in 1970 and officially opened in 1976, the 56 hectare gardens open daily. Entry to the gardens is free. Dogs are not permitted at any time.

Vehicle access in the gardens is not allowed on weekends, public holidays and from 4pm on weekdays. Visitiors can ride on the ring road and road to the Australian Plant Communities area only. For the safety of other pedestrians, skateboards and scooters are not permitted. 

 

Native yellow flower found at Whites Hill Reserve

What's on at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Visit the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha for great events and workshops for kids and adults, displays, exhibitions and free guided walks and mini-bus tours.

Visitor map and mobility map

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

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha attractions

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha offer visitors a living museum of native and exotic plant collections in themed sections.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha facilities and services

Find out about the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens facilities and services including picnic areas, Queensland Herbarium, Mt Coot-tha Library, Planetarium and Gardens Cafe.

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Getting to and from the gardens

Find out how to get to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha by car, public transport, cycle or foot.

Venue hire and weddings

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha has beautiful settings for weddings and other functions.

Photo gallery

Images from the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

Vehicle access to a park

Find out how to apply for vehicle access to a park for construction purposes or delivery of equipment.

Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre

The Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre is the gateway to the greater Mt Coot-tha precinct. Visit the information centre to plan your day.

Self-guided walks

Our self-guided walks let you explore the gardens at your own pace.

Guided walks

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

Education at the gardens

Find information about community and school science, cultural and environmental education lessons, workshops and activities at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

Volunteer guides

Find out about volunteer guiding at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

Artist-in-residence program

Learn more about the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha artist-in-residence program and current artist-in-residence, Eva Richards.

History

Find the history of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.