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Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Why not bring the family down to our lovely botanic gardens and see all the beautiful flowers blooming this weekend?

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The gardens are located off Ashmore Road, Benowa, opposite Benowa State High School. The south-west boundary of the park extends down to the Nerang River. The Royal Pines Resort Golf Course runs all along the northern boundary and the Benowa Waters residential area is located to the south. There is visitor parking on site and entry is free. If travelling by public transport, Translink's journey planner can help you with your trip.

Opening hours

The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are open year round, from 5am to 7pm each day.

Visitors' Centre

The Centre is a hub for visitors, community groups and botanical workshops. Open daily between 10am and 2pm, our wonderful Friends of the Gardens volunteers are on hand to answer any questions. Grab a map, one of many fact sheets and view great photos of the gardens.

Guided walks

Would you, your school or community group like a guided walk in the gardens? The Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are available year round for free guided walks. Let their amazing knowledge about this beautiful botanical collection make your visit educational and enjoyable.

Park bookings

The Botanic Gardens are a great spot with lots of open space to hold your next social gathering or children's birthday party. Visit our Park bookings page to find out more. 

Weddings at the Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are one of the most stunning wedding ceremony locations on the Gold Coast. Visit our Park bookings page to find out more about holding your ceremony here.

Rotary Education Pavilion bookings

The Rotary Education Pavilion is now available to book for educational activities only (no private social functions).

To book, please visit our Park bookings page and select "Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens - Rotary Pavilion" from the drop down menu.

Disability access

Our display garden and lake boardwalks are flat areas, suitable for disability access.

Accessible toilets

Toilets are located at the top of the hill, at the entrance to the gardens and opposite the playground.

Dog exercise area

There is a off-leash exercise area at the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens. This area is for the enjoyment of all, so please be considerate of people who may be sharing this area with you. For more information please visit our Dog exercise areas page.

Visitor etiquette

These beautiful gardens are for everyone to enjoy. We invite and encourage you to smell the flowers, talk to the birds and tour the many wonderful garden areas. Please don’t collect plants or flowers, climb on trees, feed the birds or walk on garden beds. Please be aware there is no skateboarding, trail biking or camping allowed.

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