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Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens - Rosser Park

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For detailed information about the Gardens, visit the Botanic Gardens section of the website.

The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are a must see for tourists and locals alike. The Gardens are set on 31 hectares, just 10 minutes drive from central Surfers Paradise.

The Gardens are open year round, from 5am to 7pm each day. There is visitors parking on site, and entry is free. The Gardens are located off Ashmore Road, Benowa, opposite Benowa State High School.

There's an experience for everyone - smell and touch plants and flowers at the Sensory Garden, take a mangroves to mountain walk, check out our local species, visit the native Butterfly Garden or smell the roses in the Rose Garden.

Fun for the whole family includes a stroll on the boardwalks around the lake, a children's playground, a picnic in one of the many picnic areas, and even treat the dog to a play in the off-leash dog area. Guided walks are available by prior appointment.

Park maps

Line map (PDF 245kb)

Terrain map (PDF 186kb)

Dog exercise area

This park has an area where dogs may be exercised off-leash but under effective control - refer to the map below for details. Dogs must be walked on leash in all other areas.

Map of dog exercise area (PDF 476kb)

Map of dog prohibited areas (PDF 476kb)

A dog prohibited area is the signed part of a park, reserve, foreshore or beach where dogs are not permitted. Dogs are totally prohibited in all children's playground areas and within 200 metres of all flagged bathing areas. For more information visit our dog exercise areas page.

Weddings at the Botanic Gardens

These picturesque Gardens provide the perfect place for a wedding ceremony among the wonders of nature. The central lake and boardwalk along with the beautiful plants and bright flowers create an amazing backdrop.

The Gardens span 31 hectares, providing many amazing options for your outdoor ceremony.

Photo opportunities

  • Boardwalk with stunning lake backdrop
  • Flower beds in bloom and towering trees
  • Bamboo backdrops
  • Tree lined pathways

Other features

There are ample parking areas throughout the Gardens, and two amenities buildings are located on site. A small undercover ceremony option is located in the Sensory Garden.

Ceremony locations

This includes the following which involves any number of invited guests.

  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Commitment ceremonies
  • Renewal of vows

The total cost is $271.50 for all weddings, commitment ceremonies and renewal of vows. This is non-refundable under any circumstances. Visit the park bookings page for more information on holding your wedding at this location.

There are four areas available that can be booked in two hour blocks, which allow for set-up, ceremony and photos. You can set up an arch, a runner and 20 chairs. The four areas are as follows:

  • Lakeside Lawn (150 guests only)
  • Cypress Lawn (100 guests only)
  • Sensory Garden (100 guests only)
  • Lakeside Rotunda (30 guests only)

Refer to the ceremony location map for the most suitable location for your wedding.

For more images of the Park view our image gallery.

Park facilities:

  • Barbecues
  • Boardwalk
  • Disability toilet
  • Dog off leash
  • Drinking fountain
  • Lookout
  • No dogs allowed
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Toilets
  • Water tap


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