Australian Plant Communities
This 27 hectare area in Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha opened in 1984. It displays native Australian plants, mostly from eastern Australia.
Featuring an artificial lagoon which captures rainwater from the mountain, the area includes tropical and sub-tropical rainforests. There is also an open eucalypt forest, heathland and wetlands typical of naturally forested regions along the east coast of Australia.
The collection includes species that are rare or endangered in their natural habitats. In the Brisbane Botanic Gardens' conservation collection there are more than 40 rare or threatened species.
You can view the Australian Plant Communities photo gallery as a slideshow. Alternatively, view photos individually in the Australian Plant Communities set in Council's Flickr account.