After seven years living overseas, it’s always a treat to reconnect with the intimate details of the native Australian forest – the scent of eucalypt, laugh of kookaburras and sight of vibrant Australian flowers. Even if you don’t have time to get out of the big smoke, locations like the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha just 10-mins from Brisbane’s CBD are a great place to explore Australia’s unique local flora.
Let’s take a walk through the 52 glorious hectares of sub-tropical Botanic Garden, over half of which forms the Australian Plant Communities section with an inspiring display of native Australian forests. My hidden favourite is the Native Plants for Brisbane Gardens, which is just blossoming with gorgeous Australian flowers. Whether you’re an international visitor wanting to experience a little of the Australian bush or a local looking for native gardening inspiration, this is the spot!
If you want to experience some of Australia’s native flora or find inspiration for your Brisbane garden, I highly recommend the Australian Plant Communities section of the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens – pack a picnic and enjoy this gorgeous green space (it’s free) just a 10-minute drive outside the Brisbane CBD. Find more things to do in Brisbane within these Creative Corners.
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