Greener Spaces Better Places blog

Our favourite public parks and gardens in Brisbane

South-eastern Queensland is blessed with a lush tropical climate that plants just love.

Seated on the banks of the Brisbane River, the Sunshine State capital has no shortage of tremendous public parks and gardens.

These spaces are so important to our sense of belonging and our wellbeing. Brisbane parks have their own character and display a wide array of flora and fauna southerners don’t often experience, coupled with some top spots to play sport or watch the sun set behind the city skyline.

Roma Street Parkland

There’s a lot squeezed into this small CBD park – but it’s definitely a beauty, providing city workers and tourists alike with valuable green time.

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Lise Mikkelsen (@lisemikkelsen) on

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Not to cast shade on the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens (which are awesome) but the variety of environments and ecosystems at the Mt Coot-tha location is spectacular. And we love the Tropical Display Dome.

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Having a botanic garden on the city fringe make Brisbane a more beautiful city. Teeming with different flora and fauna, this is the perfect place to remove your tie and unwind.

New Farm Park

It’s been over 100 years since the site was set aside for a public park, and for us, New Farm Park has it all.

Epicurious Park

Having a quick dip at Southbank Beach is a local custom, but it’s the Epicurious Park that keeps us coming back. A delightfully landscaped garden, this park is full of herbs, vegetables and native flowers with informational signs and recipes throughout.

Parks and public gardens can provide inspiration for your own green space, so head on down to your local! Then find your nearest Greener Spaces Better Places-approved nursery and get plantin’.