Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha attractions

Brisbane City Council's Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha offers visitors a living museum of native and exotic plant collections. The themed sections include a fragrant garden, bamboo grove, arid zone, Japanese Gardens, waterfalls, tropical dome and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world. The Auditorium features horticultural shows most weekends.

Watch a video of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha created by Tourism Queensland.

Free guided walks

Free guided walks leave the Visitor Information Centre daily at 11am and 1pm (except public holidays and between mid-December and late-January). Free group and special interest walks can be arranged by phoning 07 3403 2535.

Other attractions

Arid Region Plants

Brisbane Botanic Garden's arid region represents the dry regions of Central America and Africa featuring plants that adapt to their harsh environments.

Australian Plant Communities

The Australian Plant Communities 27-hectare area highlights native Australian plants, mostly from Queensland, and features an artificial lagoon.

Bonsai House

The Bonsai House is located next to the Japanese Garden. It displays about 100 plants including figs, conifers, camellias, azaleas and maples.

Fern House

The Fern House has more than 80 different species and varieties of ferns on display, including ferns that live on rocks, trees and in the water.

Fragrant Garden

The Fragrant Garden contains culinary, fragrant and medicinal herbs from around the world, as well as flowers and aromatic foliage.

National Freedom Wall

The National Freedom Wall was built to celebrate 50 years of freedom in the Pacific.

Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail

Children and parents can explore the Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail set in the shady exotic rainforest in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Collect a map at the start of the trail so you spot all the surprises and amazing plant facts.

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden contains a combination of native and exotic plants suitable for our subtropical climate.

Lagoon and Bamboo Grove

Find out about the Lagoon and Bamboo Grove at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.


Find out about the Exotic Rainforest and Australian Rainforest areas in Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.


Temporary art platform

The temporary art platform (The Platform) is a Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games legacy project supported by the Queensland Government and proudly delivered by Brisbane City Council.

Tropical Display Dome

The Tropical Display Dome is a large lattice structure (geodesic) displaying plants from the tropics.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha video

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