City Botanic Gardens

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane: Hours, Address, City Botanic Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

City Botanic Gardens
4.5
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Aviva B
157 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Solo
Out of all the Australian botanical gardens I've visited,this is the most disappointing!! That's an hour & a 1/2:of my life I can't get back. Highly don't recommend on your trip to the Queensland capital city
Written 18 January 2022
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Janelle N
6 contributions
Dec. 2021
A quiet place to walk and enjoy the gardens and water features with part of the path alongside the Brisbance river.
Written 11 January 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,547 contributions
Oct. 2021
The origins of the gardens date to 1828 when they were established as a food source for the early penal colony. In 1855 the City Botanic Gardens officially opened with many varieties of tropical fruit trees and plants introduced and ornamental plantings to provide recreation areas. We took the self-guided walk trail, well, most of it through Weeping Fig Avenue, Bamboo Grove, Palms & Fig Trees, Lagoon & Fern Island, the ornamental ponds and other areas and then arrived at the pathway along the riverbank and exiting at Albert Street entrance. I consider the gardens to be more passive than Roma Parklands or Mount Coot-tha but that in no way diminished our enjoyment of the vegetation and facilities.
Written 9 November 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,284 contributions
Sep. 2021
Brisbane's original botanic gardens are located on a point in the river, access is by Alice Street. The boundary is adjacent to Queensland University of Technology (QUT). It is a picturesque garden, with many features including the Bamboo Grove and Weeping Fig Avenue. Tropical plants are a highlight of the gardens.
Written 15 October 2021
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Peter D
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
Aug. 2021
Beautiful gardens. Lots to do. Sunday markets a treat. Wrapped by the river. Just a beautiful spot. Just take time to enjoy it.
Written 27 August 2021
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia111 contributions
Dec. 2020
What was meant to be a beautiful garden for QUT students' to relax at now serves as a homeless people's hangout spot. With all the understanding of their situation and the fact that no one can kick them out of the gardens, it doesn't change the fact that oftentimes when you expect to go on a nice stroll around the gardens you can encounter not so pleasant people.

I used to go for my morning runs from the hotel I used to stay at to botanical gardens, make a loop and come back to my room. However, my runs were at risk of being ruined by drunken teens and adults that acted carelessly without any consideration for other people visiting the place.

Its sad to see that a garden built with the intention of being a place of tranquility and relaxation turned to a hangout spot for drunks and junkies.

If I could only give out a rating on the appearance of the garden I would without a doubt give it 5-stars, however, for the sake of people knowing what they might encounter on their visit to the place I have to use this review as a red flag for those who want to go their with their children or anyone else who can find that sort of experience uncomfortable.
Written 16 July 2021
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Lyn C
Launceston, Australia105 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful gardens with amazing tropical plants and trees
We were luck to do this on a Sunday and riverside markets were in the gardens so special
Lovely vibe and people very friendly
My only negative was that toilets were very unclean with no paper towel or bins
Written 26 June 2021
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,864 contributions
Jun. 2021
This garden is next to the river and has lovely plants and shaded areas. It is not as big as Sydney, for example, but a lovely spot to relax in the city. Watch out for the scooters...
Written 24 June 2021
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Peter D
Brisbane, Australia104 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Went to the markets this morning and it was humming and great choice of food. Lovely way to spend a Sunday morning in winter
Written 5 June 2021
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xxSjayxx
Brisbane, Australia192 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Having walked through the gardens a few times in the last few years, not too much has changed.

What I can say, is that Brisbane City Council is taking better care of the park now, than previously.
The bathrooms are in better repair than 2011-2012.

Overall, really enjoyed the scenic walk through the gardens with my partner.
Written 16 May 2021
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