Botanical Gardens, Brisbane

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    City Botanic Garden
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    City Botanic Garden - 20 ha of land.

    by Jerelis Written Jul 25, 2005

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    Jeroen and Relinde at a nice small lake at Garden.

    The City Botanical Gardens cover over 20 hectares of land and are one of the city's unambiguous showpieces.

    Beautifully located on the banks of the Brisbane River and spreading over the gentle slopes and undulations below Parliament House and the Old Government House, the gardens are a peaceful respite from the bustle of the Central Business District.

    The Botanic Gardens date back to the earliest years of European settlement. Long before 1855, when they were formally laid out by Walter Hill, the first Gardens Director, the area had been used as a vegetable garden.

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    City Botanic Garden

    by Bobbino Updated Oct 10, 2004

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    City Botanic Garden

    At the riverside City Botanic Garden, the "cradle of horticultire" in Queensland, glimpse the history of early settlement in Brisbane. Discover the first formal plantings of Queensland native plants and also exotic plants, imoirted in colonial days to help establish collections for the first botanic gardens in Brisbane.

    The walk differ in each day so you may come as often as you like :-).

    open: 24 hours a day
    free guided tours from the rotunda south of the Albert St. Entrance: Tues-Sat 11am & 1pm (free)

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    Palms and bamboos

    by halans Updated May 30, 2004

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    Mangrove boardwalk

    We try to visit as many botanic gardens as possible, if we visit a place. The Brisbane Botanic Gardens is again another nice example, with lots of palmtrees and large bamboos, and even mangrove boardwalks, along the Brisbane River.

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  • Beauiful Mangrove Swamp

    by Anarae Written May 17, 2004

    I went over East with a stubborn mindset to see a mangrove swamp and the Brisbane Botanical Garden didn't disappoint. It was definitely the best mangrove swamp I saw (I checked out several). The swamp is on the river bank and a timber walkway has been built through the middle so you can check out the amazing way they grow. Look carefully over the edge for the tiny crabs that live there - they're everywhere!

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    The City Park

    by ChadSteve1975 Written Feb 13, 2004

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    Brisbane Botanical Gardens are locate in the centre of town. Orginally this was the main Botantical Gardens of the City. Since then the main Botantical centre has been moved to MtCootha on the city's westside.

    The Gardens are located on the river and beside Parliament House and one of the University Campuses.

    The Park is a favourite place for weddings and general visitors wanting to relax.

    Also within the park is the Riverside Stage. Venue for many concerts throughout the year.

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    Botanical Gardens

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    Gardens

    The Brisbane botanical gardens are a must visit, if you are in this region.
    One of the loveliest tropical gardens I have seen, with many fountains and other water features. You can enjoy many hours of pleasure here.

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    Brisbane Botanical Garden

    by Kai112DE Written Aug 25, 2002

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    i just loved it there...plants and birds i have never seen before!!! And its nice and cool there in the summer between the sprinklers! And lots of lizards... they are shy and hide themselves pretty good... so u got to be really patient if u want to look at one at close range! Unfortunately i had a pretty poor camera with me...

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  • QUT Campus

    by picknick Written Mar 15, 2005

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    Isn't it great to have your university campus built in the same compound as the Botanical Gardens. Great place to relax and enjoy some peace and quite and sunshine.

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    Botanical gardens.

    by a5floor Written Nov 29, 2004

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    Botanical gardens.

    In the major cities there are botanical gardens. Brisbane has these gardens as well.
    I found it worth to visit the botanical gardens.

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