Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha DESCRIPTION

2015 site plan from current vistor guide (BCC)

[Source: BCC 2015 Visitor Map and Guide]  We’ll get a google map here as well




LOCATION: 149 Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Queensland 4066, AUSTRALIA
Latitude and Longitude: 27.4769° S and 152.9754° E

CLIMATE: subtropical (warm humid with summer wet season).
MEAN MAXIMUM temperature: 24-27°C MEAN MINIMUM temperature: 9-12°C
Refer to Australian Bureau of Meteorology here:

SIZE: over 56 hectares

Within site:
Richard Randall Art Studio (built 1900, relocated to MCBG 2007)
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium (built 1978)
Tropical Display Dome (built in late 1970s)
Queensland Herbarium (BRI) which began at CBG in 1855, moved to Meiers Road, Indooroopilly in 1960s, relocated to MCBG 1998
BCC Branch Library at Mt. Coot-tha (since about 1980s)
Japanese Garden (created for Expo88 and relocated to MCBG c.1989)

Mount Coot-tha Reserve (set aside in late 1800s) and its Lookout and Summit Restaurant
BCC Quarry (started Mt Coot-tha Bluestone rock extraction in 1919) and still with about 30 years to go!
Toowong Cemetery (Brisbane General Cemetery, second interment 1871 was Walter Hill’s daughter Ann) on the corner of Frederick Street and Mt. Coot-tha Road.
Anzac Park, Dean Street, Toowong (established 1916) lies across the Western Freeway, and originally part of the BBG before the Western Freeway constructed.

SPECIAL PLANT COLLECTIONS: Exotic Rainforest (mixture), African Region plants, American Region Plants, Conifer Collection, Temperate Region Plants, Arid Region Plants, Cacti and Bromeliad House, Bonsai Collection, Fragrant Plants, Conservation Walk collection, and various Australian Plant Communities, and more.

ESTABLISHED: Opened 1976 (founded 1970)
MANAGEMENT: Municipal (Brisbane City Council Trustees of Crown Land Reserve)
CURATOR: Dale Arvidsson


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Link to Directory of Australian Botanic Gardens: