City Botanic Gardens

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City Botanic Gardens also known as Brisbane Botanic Gardens is a botanic garden in the city of Brisbane, Australia. The garden was opened in 1855 officially but the first plants were thought to have been planted in 1825 and the garden covers 49 acres of land. It is thought to be one of the most mature gardens with many rare species of plant. The gardens contain bamboo, palms, figs and cycads. It is the main green area in Brisbane and is part of the Queensland Heritage Register.

Getting there

The botanic gardens are only a 10-minute walk away from the city centre of Brisbane. The closest train stations are Brisbane Central and Roma stations which are a 10-minute walk away. You can get on the city’s free ‘Loop’ bus, that travels around the city's major areas; this travels towards the gardens.

Opening Times and Admission

The gardens are open 24 hours daily. The gardens have self-guided trails available but also have local guides available at a cost to take groups around the gardens and give them some expert knowledge into the plant species and history of the gardens.

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