Brisbane Botanic Gardens guided walks

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at one of Brisbane City Council's three premier gardens: City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and Sherwood Arboretum.

Walks are taken at a gentle pace for about one hour. 

Walk information and bookings

See the information below about the free guided walks at Council's premier gardens.

Bookings are not required for individuals or small groups.

New booked walk/customised tour requests for large or special interest groups at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha are not currently being accepted until 1 June 2024 due to high demand. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Large groups (10 or more people), or groups with a special interest, can make a booking for a customised tour by phoning 07 3403 2535 or by completing the booked walk request form and submitting via email to the botanic gardens. Four weeks' notice is required to arrange a booked walk.

For school group walks, view our Education at the gardens page.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Walks leave from the Visitor Information Centre Monday to Saturday at 11am and 1pm, and 11am on Sundays. Walks are not available on public holidays.

For more information on these gardens, view our Brisbane Botanic Gardens page.

City Botanic Gardens

Walks leave Monday to Saturday from the Information Kiosk (next to the Queensland University of Technology's Main Drive pathway) at 11am and 1pm. Walks are not available on Sundays or public holidays.

In 2024 a special series of monthly Sunday guided walks will be available from 21 April to 29 September.

For more information on these gardens, view our City Botanic Gardens page.

Sherwood Arboretum

Walks occur monthly leaving from the shelter adjacent to the main carpark off Jolimont Street.

For more information on these gardens, view our Sherwood Arboretum page.

Free guided tours

Thu 18 Apr 2024, 11:00am
Free

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Our volunteer guides all have a love for...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Thu 18 Apr 2024, 11:00am
Free

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at the City Botanic Gardens. Our volunteer guides all have a love for Brisbane’s...

City Botanic Gardens - Information Kiosk, Brisbane City

Thu 18 Apr 2024, 1:00pm
Free

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Our volunteer guides all have a love for...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Thu 18 Apr 2024, 1:00pm
Free

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at the City Botanic Gardens. Our volunteer guides all have a love for Brisbane’s...

City Botanic Gardens - Information Kiosk, Brisbane City

Fri 19 Apr 2024, 11:00am
Free

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Our volunteer guides all have a love for...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Fri 19 Apr 2024, 11:00am
Free

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at the City Botanic Gardens. Our volunteer guides all have a love for Brisbane’s...

City Botanic Gardens - Information Kiosk, Brisbane City

Fri 19 Apr 2024, 1:00pm
Free

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Our volunteer guides all have a love for...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Fri 19 Apr 2024, 1:00pm
Free

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at the City Botanic Gardens. Our volunteer guides all have a love for Brisbane’s...

City Botanic Gardens - Information Kiosk, Brisbane City

Sat 20 Apr 2024, 11:00am
Free

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Our volunteer guides all have a love for...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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