Lagoon and Bamboo Grove
There are several varieties of bamboo planted in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. These varieties of bamboo include Bambusa vulgaris, Bambusa textilis and Dendrocalamus giganteus. Some of these were planted prior to the development of the gardens.
Bamboo has many uses. It is a food source in some cultures, used for making furniture, paper, clothing construction and musical instruments.
The nearby lagoon, often covered in purple and pink water lilies, is home to birds, lizards, turtles and eels. Amongst the varied wildlife, you can see:
- Brisbane short-necked turtles
- saw-shelled turtles
- dusky moorhens
- pacific black ducks, and
- many eastern water dragons.
You can view the Lagoon and Bamboo Grove photo gallery as a slideshow. Alternatively, view the photos individually in the Lagoon and Bamboo Grove set in Council's Flickr account.