CITY BOTANIC GARDENS – 20ha -in the heart of the city on the banks of the Brisbane River.
In 1853 Moreton Bay Hort Society lobbied for a Botanic gardens and were established in 1855.
The gardens boast approximately 2500 trees primarily from tropical and subtropical climes from around the world. You can visit the oldest planted Macadamia, the oldest Tamarind ant the oldest Bamboo in Qld .
There are Key collections & Historic and significant trees of the Moraceae (primarily Fig trees), Arecaceae (Palms – one of the 3 most diverse public collections in Australia), Gymnosperms (primarily Conifers) and a large collection of Araceae
Bunya Walk 1898 Photograph copyright BCC
Brisbane Botanic Gardens – MT COOT-THA – 54 HA
Founded in 1970 and officially opened 1976 it is 54 hectares sitting at the foot of Mt Coot-Tha
The gardens contain the Planetarium, Queensland Herbarium, Library, Visitor Centre, Botanical Café.
Two thirds of the site is devoted to Australian native species plus a American and African Regions and includes over 200,000+ plants, 5000+ species
OFFICIALLY OPENED 1925, the 15 ha contains 1,200 specimen trees, 350+ species. Just 27 exotic species (3 within the collection, the rest planted by ‘past residents’ around the perimeter). The remaining species are eastern Australian natives. Most significant Kauri, Agathis robusta Avenue in Australia.