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Cairns Botanic Gardens
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Owner description: The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture. The Gardens are open from 7.30Am to 5.30Pm every day of the year and entry is free. The Botanic Gardens includes several spaces used for demonstrating the diverse plant life that can be found within a tropical climate. The Cairns Botanic Gardens include: Flecker Garden Centenary Lakes - Saltwater and Freshwater The Rainforest Boardwalk Mount Whitfield Conservation Park The Gondwanan Heritage Garden
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
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“Beautiful place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

I love these gardens, not matter what time of year I visit. My dad (a local) told me there wouldn't be much to see at this time of year (May) but we still spent a couple of hours there admiring all the beautiful colours and textures of the foliage alone. These are tropical gardens, not Cairns or North QLD gardens, so there are a lot of exotics but there are also a lot of native plants and a great Aboriginal plant uses garden too. Whether you want to find inspiration for your own garden, learn about tropical plants or just soak in the beauty - it's here.
! It is a tropical garden - mozzies love the place too. Don't forget to cover up or spray.
I also recommend you time your visit to include breakfast or lunch (or morning/ afternoon tea) while here too - either inside the gardens or next door at the Tanks precinct.

Visited May 2013
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Ossining, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Spectacular gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

I've never seen such a varied and beautiful collection of plants and trees, many in full bloom in late Summer. Unfortunately the art show in the "Tanks" was closed that day. Suggest you check when it is open and time visit to see both.

Visited March 2013
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Leuven, Belgium
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“Absolutely gorgeous!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Beautiful mini rainforest, gorgeous butterflies, very peaceful and a nice little restaurant and shop!

Visited April 2013
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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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“Great Place to See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

This was a wonderful morning trip! I would have liked to have spent more time here, but went with others who were ready to go. I took a walk on the Blue Arrow trail which was a great walk up the hillside. At the top there were stunning views of Cairns City and the airport. Fun to do. I even saw a wild bush turkey. There weren't quite as many animals/birds as I expected but this is a popular hiking trail for locals to get exercise. Stop by the OLD cafe on the grounds. Wonderful food at reasonable prices. Awesome breakfasts. I was really sad to have already eaten. The bonus of it all? It's free and well worth getting there!

Visited March 2013
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Cairns
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“Tropical wonderland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

All the gardeners out there will be amazed by the diversity of tropical plants not seen in colder climates. An oasis of calm in a quiet suburb. Eat lunch at the very good cafe.

Visited April 2013
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