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City Botanic Gardens

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Alice Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great spot to just quick back and unwind whilst in the city. Very neat and tidy gardens and clsoe proximity to CDB, Shops, Restuarants etc River on your door step and close to Southbank Plenty of room to exercise as well if that's what you...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simple and peaceful Botanical gardens with ponds and bamboo groves. At this time of the year, there were many lizards to be seen running about and basking in the sun. There were also beautiful blooms from gingers. I enjoyed the bamboo groves with the ibis...More

Thank Gerald TC L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A park like area central in Brisbane. Perfect place to relax or yo discover botanics. Close to Queensland University of Technology.

Thank Aasar
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is perfect for a stroll along the river for a peaceful break from the city. The ponds and gardens are lovely and well tended and you can see a lot of wildlife there.

Thank priyaandjaidev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A remarkable garden with mature trees, beautiful flower beds, exotic birds (to a Canadian!) and charismatic water dragons. A great place to take a peaceful walk or a lush backdrop for a weekend market. It connects to the boardwalk network along the waterfront, so it's...More

Thank Twilla M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing to stroll through these gardens, bringing the countryside to the city and best of all its free for everyone.

Thank SheilaMCHZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful morning walk with the kids around the gardens. It's an easy comfortable walk with a small cafe, rainforest, open areas, pathways, flower beds and scenery of river.

Thank KIMLV77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the city, about 1km. Situated on the banks of the Brisbane River, accessible by river ferry, car (parking is difficult), bike or by foot. The gardens range from rain forest, mangroves, gardens, lakes to wide open spaces. Lots of places...More

Thank George_E_K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little haven wrapped in the arms of a beautiful city. Parks and gardens and plenty of areas to picnic or just hang out and watch life happen. Nicely hidden pathways and park benches to chill out on and get away from the crowds....More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the oldest comprehensive collection of exotic plants in Brisbane in a fabulous setting by the river. Look out for the very old Queensland Cabbage Tree palms.

Thank Mary N
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Rhiannon W
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Response from Jamoz23 | Reviewed this property |
You can sit nearly anywhere. But I believe there may be some tables overlooking the river.
16 September 2017|
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Response from Barny B | Reviewed this property |
There is adequate street parking and private parking near the gardens.
2 January 2017|
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Response from lindarobinson123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there has far as i l know you can as long as they are on a leash i have seen people who have guide dogs (eg) blind people so i don't see why not , but you might want to check with Brisbane council. Hope this helps you.