Brisbane shelters not one but two botanic gardens that remain key attractions among tourists. Namely, the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Botanic Gardens of Mount Coot- tha. Surrounded by lavish greenery and ample space for a breath of fresh air, I bet you did not know that these stunning gardens are packed with amazing activities and events. Here is a simple guide on what to expect during a visit to the Brisbane botanic gardens and how best you can arrange your itineraries.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Nestled along Mount Coot- Tha Road Toowong, Brisbane Botanic Gardens is a charming wonderland that spans an area of 56 hectares. Not too far from the garden, you can also find beautifully designed holiday apartments in Brisbane the likes of Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites. A map around the place will guide you through all the scenic attractions in the garden including the bamboo grove, Japanese garden, waterfalls, tropical dome, and a set of Australia’s largest rainforest trees. A visit to the gardens can also be easily combined with a tour to the adjacent Sir Thomas Brisbane planetarium where astronomy fanatics can sit back and enjoy mini theatre shows and free displays on outer space, the night sky, and the universe.
City Botanic Gardens
Perched in Alice street in the Brisbane metropolis, City Botanic Gardens feature one of the best inner-city playgrounds for the kids to enjoy some fun under the sun. The garden is also equipped with ornamental ponds, bamboo groves, picnic spots, and walking trails making it an appealing destination for both young and adults alike to relax and enjoy, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The spectacular gardens also offer some adventurous family challenges you can try with your kids. At Brisbane Botanic Gardens, you and your kids can sign up for a treasure hunt challenge along the garden’s hide n seek trail. Similarly, the City Botanic Garden is geared to invite you and your family on a fun quest to find the garden’s historic water fountain. The challenges are also an ideal way for your kids to unravel a bit of history while enjoying the thrill of the games.
Fun Things to Do on a Visit to the Gardens
A visit to these iconic gardens in Brisbane promises you fun and relaxation in abundance. Here are a few fun activities that should not be missed on a tour of these splendid natural attractions; Dance to the tunes of some live music, have a picnic with your family or friends, and join a free guided walk in the garden to know more about the splendid trees and shrubs, head over to the weekly markets for some shopping, enjoy a movie with your loved ones by the outdoor garden terrace, sign up for some gardening workshops and many more!