City Botanic Gardens

All three sites have common threads through their history and are treasures today that deserve our best efforts to keep and protect, to celebrate and admire.

The  City  Botanic Gardens in  the  centre of Brisbane’s CBD was established in 1855 and has a magnificent river frontage. Nearby are stately stone buildings dating from the 1860s, including Old Government House and Parliament House. In the gardens  there  are  many  historic  and  significant trees (planted from the 1860s onwards) and historic structures such as the first Bandstand, now Rainforest Shelter (1878) and the old Queens Park stone  wall  and  iron  fencing  along  Alice  Street (1860s and 1880s). It is the birthplace of botany, agriculture and horticulture in Queensland.

 

City Botanic Gardens Old Government House
City Botanic Gardens Old Government House
City Botanic Gardens
City Botanic Gardens
City Botanic Gardens
City Botanic Gardens