Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt 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 1976, the 56 hectare botanic gardens are open daily between 8am-6pm from September to March and 8am-5pm from April to August. Gates are closed to vehicular access within the gardens on weekends, public holidays and from 4pm on weekdays. Entry to the gardens is free. Dogs are not permitted in the gardens.

Bicycles may be used 7 days per week on the ring road and road to the Australian Plant Communities area only. Bike racks are located in several locations.For the safety of other pedestrians, skateboards and scooters are not permitted in the gardens. Find out more information about getting to the gardens on a bicycle.

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. You can also check out displays and exhibitions and participate in 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.


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.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens attractions

Discover themed areas including the scented garden, bamboo grove, arid zone, Japanese Gardens, tropical greenhouse and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world.

Facilities and services

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

Venue hire and weddings

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

Guided walks

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

Self-guided walks

These self-guided walks through the gardens allow you to explore at your own pace. 

Visitor Information Centre volunteers

Visitor Information Centre volunteers will help visitors make the most of their time at Mt Coot-tha by giving advice and sharing Brisbane’s love of our iconic green icon, while also working closely with Botanic Gardens' volunteer guides.

Education at the gardens

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

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.

Volunteer guides

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


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