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“Beautiful!”

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
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Owner description: An oasis for wildlife, the Gardens feature 52 hectares of plants from Australia and all around the world. Horticultural and art and craft shows are displayed in the Auditorium most weekends and free volunteer guided walks leave the Information Centre, Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) at 11 am and 1 pm. Alternatively you may like to explore the Gardens via one, or all, of the three self-guided trails available.
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I took two children, 7 and 9, into the Botanics and they were given a leaflet of animals and plants to spot. This kept them entertained for an hour at least. We also saw a Japanese garden, a huge bamboo garden and something called the lizard bridge upon which we saw lizard after lizard! They were on the bridge, in the river, fighting on the rocks and up the trees! There was a musical chair and stone creatures to find. We also saw bush turkeys, all kinds of birds and little furries.
After the children's walk, we went up the mountain, an easy enough walk for older children as it was not far and found ourselves at the lake which had turtles swimming, more lizards and turkeys. They also saw waterfalls and butterflies.
There are excellent facilities at the gardens and up the mountain, toilets, drinking water etc. the lookout point shows a breathtaking view of Brisbane city.
As usual, the rangers were friendly and informative, the roads and paths well kept and clean. A good day of fresh air and interesting things to see.

Visited August 2013
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Airdrie, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great gardens”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Wonderful sculptured shrubs and huge trees. There was a bamboo forest and great flowers even in the down under winter.
Public toilets are not cleaned often and not cleaned well.

Visited August 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice leasurly stroll”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

If you have couple of spare hours ,try walking through the gardens here, a nice relaxing stroll through well kept gardens and miniature lakes.
Feed the ducks and other wildlife, lizards of all sizes wander freely ,but do not wander off the paths as the good ole Aussie spider webs can stop you in your tracks.
Plenty of different styles of plantings and nice rest areas to sit and relax.
Well worth a walk around

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely Family outing”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

the Botanic gardens was a lovely family outing for our grandsons birthday, lots of areas for them to run around while others could explore the gardens for inspirational plantings at home. Plenty of parking and BBQ areas. A lovely day was had by all.

Visited July 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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“Great way to spend hours in Brisbane”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

As botanical gardens go, this one is excellent. I was there out of season for the main floral beds and displays but the weather was good and the tropical plantings were fascinating. Well recommended to all

Visited April 2013
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