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 newly completed 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.

Coronavirus restrictions

Restrictions are in place for the Brisbane Local Government Area. Find out more.

Requirements for groups

All groups who are planning to visit the gardens are to call Administration on 07 3403 2535, Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, prior to your visit, so that your group can be added to our visitors' register. This is to ensure COVID safe social distancing for groups as it is necessary to allocate all visiting groups a designated lunch space and bathroom.

Vehicle access

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: 12 October 2021