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.

The personal safety of Brisbane residents and visitors is our top priority. Due to coronavirus, some of our events, facilities, services and venues have been impacted. 

The Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre, Auditorium, Tropical Display Dome, Bonsai House, Cactus and Bromeliad House, Fern House and Botanic Gardens Lookout at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha are temporarily closed, as are the playgrounds. Barbecues are currently switched off.

Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates, cancelled events and venue closures. Protect yourself and others by practicing social distancing in our parks.

Founded in 1970 and officially opened in 1976, the 56-hectare gardens open daily. Entry to the gardens is free. Dogs are not permitted at any time.

Vehicle access in the gardens is not allowed 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. 

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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 2020