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Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens

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Address: Forsythia Drive, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland 4272, Australia
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Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens is an 11 hectare site encompassing a...

Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens is an 11 hectare site encompassing a wide variety of gardens from Roses, Magnolias, Bromeliads, Orchids, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Natives, to name but a few.

With easy walks, plus some that are not suitable for those with walking limitations, you will be able to see the results of 30 years work by a dedicated group of Volunteers.

Picnic tables and shelters are available, plus, throughout the Gardens, Contemplative sites, with a seat, enable the visitor to rest and take in the beauty of nature.

On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, plants that have been propagated at the Gardens are available for sale.

The Gardens are open every day of the year from dawn to dusk.

There is no facility for purchasing food or drink at the Gardens though Gallery Walk, with it's numerous outlets is only a short drive away.

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Six degrees cooler on the mountain

It was a welcoming pleasure to be on the mountain, six degrees cooler than in Brisbane on the day of our visit. The botanical gardens was our first stop on our afternoon visit, a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a welcoming pleasure to be on the mountain, six degrees cooler than in Brisbane on the day of our visit. The botanical gardens was our first stop on our afternoon visit, a short drive away from the main street of Tamborine. The gardens are well laid out over the undulating terrain, from the car park we entered the... More 

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Kpiddy Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Botanic Gardens, and yes, it is cooler up here! I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and I hope you will visit again. Two points you made, that I would like to comment on. I preface these point by pointing out a few things about the Gardens.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area is relatively very small, you could walk all of it in under an hour, so on its own it won't make a whole day out, unless you stay for a long picnic, relax and games. Good basic facilities, toilets, sheltered picnic tables. No drinking water. You have to take your rubbish out with you. But the lakes and... More 

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Hi richard88844 I appreciate you taking the time to review the Gardens, and am pleased you enjoyed your visit. Despite the dry and very hot weather we are having, we have been able to keep the water up to the Gardens and they have not suffered in any real way and are looking fresh and green. The Volunteers do a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The botanical gardens are a quite retreat from the hot weather, with nice walks through rainforest vegetation and cool air. The gardens provide a group of different walks with each with its particular theme and vegetation. One can spot different birds while on the park. In my case I had the chance of getting very close to a friendly Kookaburra... More 

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear fede_demochila I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens and took the time to review them. It is much cooler on the Mountain than the coast, and even cooler at the Gardens with makes them a lovely place to visit during these hot times. I am glad you meet some of our wildlife the the friendly Kookaburras... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Visited the gardens twice, once at dusk and the then the following morning. Were thrilled at the variety of the plant life and how beautifully maintained everything was. A great credit to all the volunteers that take such loving care of this special place.

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Halsteadd Pleased you were able to visit the Gardens twice during your stay and am glad you enjoyed your time there. Early morning and late afternoon are lovely times with a good variety of wildlife to add to the beauty of the plants. I will pass your comments on to the Volunteers who always appreciate reading visitors comments. Kind... More 

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

this is a lovely place with nice trees and flowers and a special Japanese Garden to with little bridges and things very sweet you can spend a few hours here there are good paths but some of it is steep

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Daer Rachtrex Thank you for visiting the Gardens and taking the time to tell us about your visit. As you point out, there are a mixture of pathways, the most suitable to everyone and others only those with out any walking difficulties. I hope you can come back again some time soon. Kind regards, The General Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

We went for a walk through the garden and have a picnic. Volunteers have done a great job making new pathways and different themes. Gardens aren't huge but plenty of places to sit with a rug and enjoy a bite. Take a camera

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Phillyelly I hope you were able to get some good photos during your visit to the Gardens and have some lovely memories of your time there. Thank you for writing a review, which we appreciate. The Volunteers will appreciate you taking the time to review their work, and I will pass you comment on to them. Kind regards, The... More 

London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We went for a walk with friends because they live close to the Botanic gardens on Tambourine Mountain.Just had a great time walking around the lake and the rainforest .Prety flowers too ... Small and kept but volunters in the comunity.

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Gi2010 It s appreciated that you took the time to review our Gardens following your recent visit. The Gardens cover 11 hectares, which is not big by many Botanic Gardens but is big enough for our Volunteers to look after. Some times it feels as though the Garden cover 111 hectares!! I will pass your comments on to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

These botanic gardens are not huge but are a delight to visit. I have difficulty walking and so the compactness of these gardens make it ideal. Lots of seats to sit on and lovely wildlife all around in a rainforest setting on Mount Tamborine. Relaxing and refreshing.

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear moiraanthony I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens and were able to get around most of them. The Volunteers enjoy their work at the Gardens and also hearing from visitors such as yourself that you have had a pleasant time there. I will let the know of your comments. Kind regards, The General Manager More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Easy access and surprisingly beautiful and diverse, given how small the Tamborine Mountain community is. The rose garden, Japanese Garden and Orchid house were particularly lovely. There are picnic spots too. A great day out and very family friendly

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear LouLou5111 I am pleased to see you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens recently but am sorry it has taken so long for me to reply. You might be pleased to know that this year we will be expanding the Orchid House again, and hopefully, we will be starting a make over on the Japanese Garden. It is a... More 

Burleigh Waters, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Before heading home I park my car and have a walk around the Botanic Garden. Excellent for a oicnic if you do not want to visit a restaurant around the Gallery Walk. Bring a blanket and enjoy the shade and the beauty of this oasis at the Mountain.

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Biasca93, General Manager at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear peterbloecker You sound like a regular visitor to the Gardens, so I hope you will continue to call in prior to leaving the Mountain. It is a wonderful place for a picnic but you need to be aware that the Kookaburras look on most picnickers as "Home delivery services" and can be very forward in trying to steal your... More 

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