Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha facilities and services

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha open daily from 8am-6pm in summer (September to March) and 8am-5pm in winter (April to August). There are numerous picnic areas available throughout the gardens. Dogs are not permitted in the gardens.

Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Access to the gardens (via pedestrian entrances) remains open to the public 365 days per year.

The gardens include the Queensland Herbarium, Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha Library and the Gardens Café. Each of these facilities have their own opening hours.

Auditorium

The Auditorium is closed to customers until further notice, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Botanic Gardens Cafe

Located in the beautiful botanic gardens, the Botanic Gardens Cafe opens:

Monday to Friday - 8.30am-4pm
Saturday - 8am-4pm
Sunday - 8am-4pm

For more information and bookings, phone 07 3871 3028.

Herbarium

The Queensland Herbarium is the centre for research and information on Queensland flora, vegetation and plant communities.

Herbarium staff are involved in the discovery and naming of around 30 newly discovered Queensland plant species each year.

The Herbarium holds about 830,000 preserved plant specimens in its collection. The species are mainly from Queensland and represent more than 245 years of history.

You can visit the plant identification area at the Herbarium. For more information visit the Queensland Herbarium website.

Mt Coot-tha Library

The Mt Coot-tha Library is closed to customers until further notice, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Picnic areas

The gardens are a great place for picnics. Facilities include picnic tables and seats in shaded areas. There are also toilets and drinking fountains throughout the gardens.

There are no barbecue facilities. Note: the Kitchen in the Gardens cooking facilities are for the exclusive use of garden workshops only.

Richard Randall Art Studio

Richard Randall Art Studio is closed to customers until further notice, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is closed to customers until further notice, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Last updated:2 June 2020
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