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  • Day11

    Botanical Gardens

    May 2 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    Today we are being tourists and going to a number of sites around Brisbane CBD all within walking distance of our Hotel.

    The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is located at Gardens Point and is bordered by the Brisbane CBD and the Brisbane River.

    Originally the gardens were planted by convicts in 1825 with food crops to feed the prison colony. Then in 1828 the botanist, Charles Fraser, selected the site to become a public garden and by 1855 the garden was established. The gardens are now Brisbane’s oldest and most mature with many rare and unusual botanic species.

    The grounds are lovely , there was also a small market which we browsed though and continued walking to the The Gardens Club Café, also known as The Curator’s Cottage, for you guessed it coffee and cake. The cottage is a quaint heritage listed dwelling which was was built in 1909.
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    Melissa Wilson

    Looks lovely. No photos of the coffee and cake? 😂