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 precinct.

Founded in 1970 and officially opened in 1976, the 56-hectare gardens open daily from 8am-6pm in summer (September to March) and 8am-5pm in winter (April to August). Entry to the gardens is free. Dogs are not permitted at any time (except for guide and assistance dogs) to protect the gardens and native wildlife. 

Access to the gardens (via pedestrian entrances) remains open to the public 365 days per year. Find out more about various facilities in the botanic gardens, including opening hours. If you're planning a group visit, information on meeting points and toilet facilities can be discussed with Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha staff on 07 3403 2535.

The Spotted Gum Trail can be accessed via the Australian Plant Communities garden from 8am-4pm daily. Find out more about this trail on the Mt Coot-tha Reserve page.

Vehicle access

Schools marshalling area upgrade

Upgrade works to the schools marshalling area are being carried out until April 2023 (weather and site conditions permitting).

This area will be closed and fenced off with temporary fencing for the duration of the works. Access through the ring road entrance will be maintained, however access might be closed for temporary periods during construction. Traffic controllers will be in place to direct traffic through this area.

For more information, please contact 1800 884 681 (business hours) or 07 3403 8888 (after hours).

Vehicle access in the gardens is not permitted on weekends, public holidays and from 4pm on weekdays. Visitors can ride bikes 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. Find out more about vehicle access for the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

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Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum

The Friend of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum represent the interests of the communities of Brisbane and its surrounds to promote the overall welfare of the City Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and Sherwood Arboretum. Find out more

Last updated: 3 April 2023

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