Within these gardens is a colorful collection of exotic and native plants to delight the eye, and an atmosphere to calm the ... More
City Botanic Gardens
Within these gardens is a colorful collection of exotic and native plants to delight the eye, and an atmosphere to calm the soul. The site was chosen for a public garden in 1828, with fertile soil producing healthy crops for the penal settlement. In 1855 botanist Walter Hill declared botanical gardens would occupy the area. Some of Hill's plantings from the 1850s remain on Residence Hill and the weeping figs on Walter Hill Walk were planted by the botanist in the 1870s. Hungry visitors may enjoy a meal from the Gardens Cafe , housed in the caretaker's hut built in 1903.
Having stayed opposite the Garden many times I can recommend it as a must visit location. Situated alongside the Brisbane river, it can also be accessed by the Goodwill footbridge from the South Bank Parklands.
The Botanical Gardens are home to a beautiful lotus pond and vast gardens lined with a wide variety of plants
and trees and over 1,500 living species. The walkways are dotted with signs explaining the classification of different flora, ...
The seasonal moods of the Adelaide Hills are seen nowhere better than in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. Observe the native
wildflowers flaunt their audacious pinks in spring or enjoy the shady fern gully greenery in summer. Alternatively wait for ...
The iStay River City is located 300 metres from Botanic Gardens and Queen Street Mall, and 20 kilometres away from
the Brisbane International Airport. The hotel offers resort style facilities which complete the picture. You can keep fit in ...