Set halfway down a steep hill and overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains, these are very different from any other botanic gardens I have visited. We had a beautiful afternoon tea of homemade scones and locally produced jam and cream before going for a wander. The gardens are massive: there are loads of water features, picnic tables and shady seats; a paddock with a very affectionate pony and goat (kids would love them); an aviary, and a variety of flowers and different plants. We liked how colourful the garden is. It's more bushy than tropical, too, which seemed unique and made it interesting. We stayed a couple of hours and really enjoyed our afternoon. A great spot - we highly recommend it.