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Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Queensland, Australia

Occupying just 52 hectares—less than one-quarter square mile—at the base of Mount Coot-tha, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens opened in 1976.1 2 About 30% of the plants in the gardens are endemic to Australia, with the remainder providing a glimpse of flora from around the world.3

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens were created after floodwaters inundated Brisbane’s original City Botanic Gardens eight times between 1870 and 1974.

50-cent Australian postage stamp picturing the Brisbane Botanic Gardens in Queensland
Brisbane Botanic Gardens



  1. Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Total Travel. Accessed 22 Oct. 2012.
  2. Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha History. Brisbane City Council. 30 Aug. 2010. Accessed 22 Oct. 2012.
  3. Brisbane Botanic Gardens—Mt. Coot-tha. Australian National Botanic Gardens. 13 Jan. 2010. Accessed 22 Oct. 2012.

Published 2018-06-18