Botanical Gardens

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+61 7 3403 0666 (international)

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Botanical Gardens

"The City Botanic Gardens are only a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre and Central or Roma Street railway stations."


The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane's original botanic gardens.

Attractions at the gardens include Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Mangrove Boardwalk and ornamental ponds. Special events are held at the River Stage.

Book a park: you can book an area in the gardens, choose from the Wedding Lawn, Royal Palm Lawn, more.

Getting There

The City Botanic Gardens are only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the city centre and Central or Roma Street railway stations. If you're going to walk or cycle there, see the suggested walking and cycling routes.

You can walk into the gardens from:

  • the Parliament House entrance (George Street)
  • Alice Street, at the intersection of Edward Street, and at the Albert Street intersection
  • the Goodwill Bridge

You can also catch a bus or ferry to the gardens. The free Loop bus stops on Alice Street and George Street. CityCat and City Ferry terminals are located at the bottom end of Edward Street and at the rear of Parliament House.

Disabled access is available at each gate, except the Parliament House entrance. Disabled car parking is available just inside the Edward Street gate and behind the Garden Café (entry via Gardens Point Road).

Picnic areas

The picnic area is at the rear of the City Botanic Gardens, opposite the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). A sheltered pavilion is in this open grassed area. Limited car parking is available.

Other popular locations for picnics include the Royal Palms Lawn and areas around the playground. You'll also find picnic tables and seats in shaded areas throughout the gardens and along the riverbank.

City Gardens Cafe

The City Gardens Cafe is situated in the curator's cottage. It's open from 8am to 5pm daily for breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

For more information visit the City Gardens Cafe website. To make a booking phone the cafe.


Located at Alice Street, Brisbane City.

Enquiries, bookings and venue hire
(07) 3403 0666
+61 7 3403 0666

City Gardens Café
(07) 3229 1554
+61 7 3229 1554