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Brisbane Botanic Gardens – Mt-Coot-tha

(known as 'Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens' before 1994)

Mt Coot-tha Road
Map of location

Ph: 07 - 3403 2535
Fax: 07 - 3403 2552
Web Site:

Authority: Municipal Brisbane City Council (see also City Botanic Gardens) Established: 1970
Area: 56 ha

In 1994 the colloquial name Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens was changed to Brisbane Botanic Gardens (and for further local qualification) at suburban Mt Coot-tha.

The City Botanic Gardens ceased to be our city's main Botanic Gardens in 1983 and they are now known internationally as the City Gardens - our state's number one Heritage Park.

In 1983 all the functions of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens were carried on at the new site which is now known as the Brisbane Botanic Gardens!

R D McKinnon 2009

Location: Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
Entry Fees: None
Open: Monday to Sunday 8 am to 5 pm
Number of Paid Staff: 50
Number of Volunteers: 60 (Guides)
Planting Records: computer
% of Plants Labelled: 90%
% Native Aust Plants: ~30%
Threatened Plant Prog: native & exotic, Australian Seed Bank Partnership
% of collection vouchered: ~10%
Vouchers held at: Queensland Herbarium (BRI)
Public Access Herbarium: yes
Special Collections: none
Indoor Exhibition Space: yes

Plant material available
For Public Sale: no
Exchange with other Gardens: seeds and plants
To Research Institutions: seeds and plants

Friends: Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum
Friend’s Address: Mt Coot-tha Road, TOOWONG QLD 4066
Friend’s Web Site:


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