City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

Explore our digital neighbourhood of lifestyle experiences and activities to do at home or in your local area while our regular Brisbane events, programs, and facilities are on hold or returning to normal. Discover ways to stay entertained, ideas to stay fit, free online resources and e-books, as well as cooking, craft, storytime and sustainability videos and more. We're bringing it all to you in your living room.  

We know one of the best things about living in Brisbane is our friendly, optimistic character. We live in a resilient, community-minded city and now, more than ever, we need to look out for everyone in our community. Together, we can get through this, with a strong digital neighbourhood and a city full of kindness and support.

Live your best life 

Council is bringing our events, programs, and experiences directly to you at home. Some of our events have even recommenced in our places and spaces.

Now we're able to get out and about a little more, check out Things to see and do in Brisbane for more inspiration. 

Get your green fix

Have you wanted to be more sustainable? Stop dreaming and start doing. Get your green fix with our blogs and videos to get you motivated.

Things to do

Stay healthy and active

Practising social distancing doesn't mean we can't stay active and healthy. Try these ideas to keep your body moving.

Things to do

Create and make

Keep the whole family busy with our selection of hands-on, do-it-yourself activities. Most activities are suitable for all ages.

Things to do

Foodie fun

More time at home means a chance to explore your culinary muscle. Get inspiration from our foodie blogs flavoured with a sustainable twist.

Things to do

Our popular events online for you

Love our popular event videos? Check out our Brisbane: Better together video hub for all of our videos, including all children's literacy sessions. Find more online and in-person events on What's on in Brisbane.

Babies, Books and Rhymes 

These sessions are ideal for babies up to one year. Sessions are about 10 minutes long.

Toddler reading a book on the carpet

Toddler Time

These sessions are ideal for toddlers aged 1-2 years. Sessions are about 20 minutes long.

Children's storytime

These sessions are ideal for children aged 2-5 years. Sessions are about 20-25 minutes long.

Library live streams

Did you know our libraries are live streaming some author talks, seminars, writers' and gardening workshops.

Our popular videos to keep you inspired

Love our videos? Check out our Brisbane: Better together video hub for all of our videos. You'll also find video captions and transcripts on the video hub page.

DIY: Bag from old shirt

Watch to find out how to transform your old or unwanted clothing into a stylish shopping tote bag!

Regrow spring onions 

Start a backyard veggie patch - it's easy to regrow spring onions and shallots at home.

Spotted Gum Trail

Get ready for a change of scenery, because the new Spotted Gum Trail at Mt Coot-tha is now open.

St Lucia Warrior Park

Warrior Park, our new outdoor fitness challenge course, is now open at Guyatt Park, St Lucia!

Brisbetter Local - Backing Brisbane businesses

We've highlighted some of the businesses and places that make Brisbane's suburbs special. Let’s buy local and together we can make the Brisbane of tomorrow even better than the Brisbane of today. Find out more about Brisbetter Local.

SUBURBS: camp hill, carina, carina heights and carindale

Suburb: corinda, graceville, oxley and sherwood

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Last updated:26 October 2020