Key collections include: historic and significant specimen trees, Moraceae (primarily Fig trees), Arecaceae (Palms – one of the 3 most diverse public collections in Australia), Gynosperms (primarily Conifers), Araceae, Zingiberales, and Poaceae (bamboo). Over the 20 ha there are about 2500 trees primarily from tropical and subtropical climes from around the world. Historic plantings include the oldest planted Macadamia in the world, oldest Tamarind in Australia, and oldest bamboo in Queensland [Source: Dale Arvidsson, Curator, 19 April 2018].
PLANT LISTS over time: downloadable files…
1995 List of Plants (mostly trees) arranged by specimen allocation number >>> BCBGplants1995 ALL
F.M. Bailey 1885 “Catalogue of Plants in Two Metropolitan Gardens, in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Bowen Park” warning! big 12MB file >>> catalogueofplant00bail
Walter Hill 1875 “Catalogue of the Plants in the Queensland Botanic Gardens” warning! big 14MB file >>> catalogueofplant00hill