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Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Australia - Queensland - Toowong

Institution Code: TOOW

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

About the Brisbane Botanic Gardens

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha are Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens. These 52 hectare gardens are situated seven kilometres from the city centre.
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens officially opened in 1976. Work to build these gardens at the foot of Mount Coot-tha began in 1970.

The Brisbane City Council decided to establish a new botanic gardens after eight major floods swept though the City Botanic Gardens between 1870 and 1974. This open woodland area on the eastern slopes of Mount Coot-tha was selected as a suitable flood-free site.

Plant collections at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens include a series of distinctly different gardens arranged in themes and geographical displays. The recently developed Australian Plant Communities collection occupies a total area of 27 hectares.

Main Address:
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Mt Coot-tha Road
Toowong
Queensland 4066 Australia

Telephone: +(07) 617 3403 2535
Fax: +(07) 617 3403 2552
URL: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/botanicgardens.
Primary Email: cmcbg@brisbane.qld.gov.au

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Director
    Curator's Name: Ross McKinnon
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Philip Cameron
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 30
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 7

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Municipal: Y
  • Date founded: 1976
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 52 Hectares
    Latitude: -27.4767276
    Longitude: 152.9753942
    Annual Rainfall: 150 mm
    Altitude: 38.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: City Botanic Gardens Sherwood Arboretum

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
  • Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: N
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: N
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Volunteers: 100

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 15
  • Special Collections:30 % of collection is Australian flora. Erythrina, succulents, bromeliads, palms, Ficus, tropical flowering trees, exotic and Australian native rainforest, Camellia, azaleas, and rare fruits.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Y
    Invasive Species Policy: Y
    Plant Collection Policy: Y

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Y
    Education: Y
    Horticulture: Y
    Seed/Spore Biology: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: N
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: N
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: N
    Guided Tours: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
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