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.