From 10-19 May, Botanica - Contemporary art outside will once again transform the City Botanic Gardens into an outdoor gallery. The exhibition incites new perspectives through the interplay of art and nature.

This free open-air exhibition invites audiences to uncover a stunning series of installations set amongst the beauty of Queensland’s premier heritage garden.

Artists responded to the theme Remnant Landscapes' considering what the world looked like before us. It also imagines the present condition from a future perspective.

Now in its second year, Botanica will offer a rich public program of tours, talks and workshops. Friday night up-late sessions will feature live performances, projection artworks and food trucks.

Botanica is one of thousands of festivals, markets and events Council helps to deliver each year, giving you more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane.

Botanica is a signature event of the Museum of Brisbane's inaugural Brisbane Art Design (BAD) festival.

Check out all Botanica event listings.

Discover Botanica

Artworks and artists

Discover the artworks that make up Botanica and information about their artists.

Take a Botanica walk

Take a guided afternoon, twilight or up-late walk of the Botanica exhibition. There are also specialty walks such as artist-led mindfulness. 

Artist talks

Join exhibition artists in series of artist talks and facilitated panel discussions throughout Botanica. 

Beats and eats

Grab dinner from your favourite food truck in City Botanic Gardens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights during Botanica.

Botanica by Night

Stay late in the City Botanic Gardens on Friday 10 and 17 May and enjoy artworks after dark. 

Live events

There's a great live music and performance program to support the Botanica exhibition.


There's an impressive line-up of workshops for Botanica 2019. Choose from flag design, bamboo weaving or wearable weaving.

Divination reading

Fortunes of the Forest is an intimate one-to-one encounter with artist Caitlin Franzmann, guided by a deck of divination cards. 


Express your interest to volunteer at Botanica 2019 by filling in our online form.

Group bookings

Book your self-guided or guided tour for educational groups by filling in our online form.

More information

For more information about Botanica, you can:

Last updated:17 May 2019
Topics: creative