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Brisbane Botanic Gardens – Mt-Coot-tha

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

Mt Coot-tha Road

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

Authority: Municipal Brisbane City Council (see also City Botanic Gardens)

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

Established: 1970
Area: 52 ha
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
% 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: Volunteer Guides Group
Friend’s Address: Same as garden
Friend’s Web Site: -


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