City Botanic Gardens park booking site

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City has nine park booking sites available for bookings for special events of short duration. This major park features beautiful displays of annual garden beds, shrubbery and trees. Some trees date back to 1828. At the Albert Street entrance (Edward Street end) has an accessible and inclusive playground. At the rear of the park is RiverstageThe Gardens Club cafe is open seven days a week and available for functions.

To book this park for a special event, follow these steps:

  1. Consider the park location and facilities and view our virtual tours of the booking sites. Decide if the booking site at this park meet your needs. If it does, go to Step 2. If not, view our other park booking sites.
  2. Complete the online park booking application form, noting Council's standard booking conditions.

Park location

The City Botanic Gardens are located at 147 Alice Street, Brisbane City.

Park facilities

The City Botanic Gardens includes the following facilities (some are on the map below):

  • booking sites
  • drinking fountains/taps
  • information
  • picnic shelters
  • playground (accessible and inclusive)
  • power (varying phases)
  • Riverstage
  • toilets (including accessible toilets)
  • wheelchair access 
  • Wi-Fi.

Booking sites

There are nine booking sites in the City Botanic Gardens.

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Booking sites

This table includes booking information for City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City.
Area Booking site name Capacity (persons/chairs) Power Marquees permitted Virtual tour
1 Palm Avenue Lawn 77 No No Yes
2 Wedding Lawn 51 Yes Yes Yes
3 Lilypond Lawn 37 No No Yes
4 Entrance Lawn 77 Yes Yes Yes
5 Royal Palm Lawn 72 No Yes Yes
6 Fig Tree Avenue Lawn 26 Yes No Yes
7 Rainforest Hideaway 57 Yes No Yes
8 Cafe Outlook 30 No No Yes
9 Bunya Lawn 20 No No Yes

Park bookings

Weddings and corporate functions can be tentatively booked up to 12 months in advance. Council will confirm your booking six months prior to the function date. Park booking sites are available for hire from $185.90 per hour (including GST). The minimum booking time is two hours.

Bookings apply to the booking site you choose in the park. It includes the use of any facilities in that designated site such as a rotunda or power (if available). You cannot book barbecues, shelters (other than rotundas marked) or playgrounds for your specific use. Your group is free to share these facilities with other park visitors. Power points may have different phases (i.e. operate on different voltages). It is advisable to check the compatibility of your electrical equipment before your event. 

In some parks, as well as the designated site/s, there may be some alternative bookable areas. Submit an application and Council will contact you regarding the suitability of the park for the event, availability and fees.

Using the park

The following special conditions apply to bookings in the City Botanic Gardens:

  • you are not required to make a booking to use the park for wedding photos
  • wedding vehicles are not permitted in the City Botanic Gardens
  • jumping castles are not permitted
  • designated sites are available for booking between 7am-7pm
  • vehicle access for delivery of equipment is restricted. For delivery of equipment for your function you must:

Functions - The Gardens Club

The Gardens Club cafe in the heritage-listed Curators Cottage is operated by social enterprise, The Wise Foundation. 

The cafe is open every day – from 6.30am-3pm on weekdays and from 6.30am-4pm on weekends. 

For information about booking for a private function, you can email the Gardens Club or phone 07 3012 9606.

Last updated: 30 September 2022

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