|The garden is
accessible by walking from the Parliament House entrance at
George Street, Alice Street or from the Goodwill Bridge.
You can also ride the free Loop bus which stops at Alice
Street and George Street or you can catch the CityCat Ferry
boat. In any way you like to reach the garden, whether by taking a bus, or riding a
boat, by biking, or even by walking, Brisbane City Botanic
Garden is very accessible to everyone.
There are many things to do and many places to explore while
inside the garden. You can choose from either exploring the
garden on your own or you
can ask the assistance of
volunteers to guide you, or if you want you can also
volunteer to be a guide for other visitors. As you enter the
garden, you will be greeted with the ancient trees, exotic
and rare species of plants, wide array of colorful and
unique flowers, a collection of figs and pines, many of
which such as the bunya pines were planted by Walter Hill
during his term.
Moreover, you can walk or bike along the river frontage
which leads to the Mangrove Boardwalk, a 380 meter mangrove
floating in the mud.
You can also enjoy the scene from the
ornamental ponds built in 1958 or the bamboo grove which
features a collection of 23 bamboo species.
If you love to watch concerts and other live events, the
River Stage is where you can hang around. This is where the
Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols
are being held every year.
Facing this stage is an amphitheatre built in the 1980s.
At the southern part of the garden, you can relax on the
quiet Residence Hill, surrounded with trees planted as early
as 1850s. At the north of the Residence Hill is the Water
Hill Fountain, a lion shaped drinking fountain which
commemorates the construction of the Enoggera Dam of
Rich with the exquisite flowers and scenic sites,
the garden’s romantic atmosphere is a perfect venue for your dream wedding, romantic dates and anniversaries.
If you get hungry while touring the place, you can visit the
City Gardens Café which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There are also picnic areas under the trees where
you can eat and enjoy your packed lunch or just relax after
a long day of work since the garden
is very near Brisbane’s
central business district.
So whether you are a romantic lover, a nature lover, a
botanist, or simply someone who wants to relax,
City Botanic Garden is always open for you. It is a living
heritage that stages the wonders of nature and history.