City Botanic Gardens

The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane's original botanic gardens.

Attractions at the Gardens include Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more. Bookings are available in the Gardens for special events.



There are 10 outdoor designated booking areas that can be reserved for special events. The areas range from scenic ponds, to intimate small spaces and large, open grassed areas.

Getting to the City Botanic Gardens

Find out how to access the City Botanic Gardens by foot, cycle and public transport.


The City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane's original botanic gardens and are located on the Brisbane River.  Features include sculptures and ornamental ponds.

Self-guided walks

Walk through the City Botanic Gardens at your own pace with our self-guided walk.

Gardens' facilities and services

The City Botanic Gardens provide a great venue for a picnic, as well as beautiful settings for weddings and other functions.

Become a volunteer guide

Find out how to become a volunteer guide for the free guided walks in the gardens.

What's on

Different events are held in the Gardens during the year.  Find out about events, as well as the free guided walking tours.

Gardens' history

Read about this history of the City Botanic Gardens.

Guided walks

Take a free volunteer guided walk through the City Botanic Gardens. Walks are at a gentle pace and last approximately 1 hour.


Chairs2Share is a Council program that makes outdoor furniture available for use for free in four City parks, including the City Botanic Gardens.

Environmental education for students

Find out about education programs in our Botanic Gardens.

Cycle racks project

In June 2017, Council undertook improvement works in the City Botanic Gardens in line with the City Botanic Gardens Master Plan 2015.

Playground upgrade

Council has completed the playground upgrade in the City Botanic Gardens.

City Botanic Gardens Master Plan

Find out about the City Botanic Gardens Master Plan.