Immerse yourself in the beauty of art and nature simultaneously at Botanica - Brisbane's first major outdoor contemporary art exhibition.

Leading local and national artists will transform Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens into a temporary outdoor gallery from 6-15 April 2018.

Botanica invites you to walk amongst the majestic setting of the Gardens' lawns, trees and lagoons by day and by night, as you uncover a diverse program of playful interventions and reflective installations. This free event also features a series of workshops, artist talks, children's activities and live events and will be open from 12 noon to 8pm daily. Full program details will be available from late February.

A highlight of 2018 Commonwealth Games Event City Festival 2018 celebrations, Botanica embraces the cultural vibrancy and outdoor lifestyle unique to Brisbane. Come outside and be inspired.

More information

To keep up-to-date on the latest program information, or to submit an expression of interest to volunteer during the exhibition, complete and submit our online form.

For more information about Botanica, you can:

  • phone Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001


Festival 2018 presents Botanica, produced by Brisbane City Council and supported by the Queensland Government.

Image credit: Kerrie Poliness, Field Drawing #1, courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

09 February 2018