A must see on any visit to the region – the gardens are open to the public every day of the week from dawn until dusk.
Just a short drive away, the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens is a hidden treasure upon Mount Tamborine, tucked away from the busy tourist strip of Gallery Walk offering peace and tranquillity. Bring a picnic or take a stroll along one of the many walks to learn why the Tamborine Mountain Regional Botanic Gardens are where they say Tropical meets Temperate.
Developed in 1983 by volunteers, and maintained by members of the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club, entry is free all year round and possesses both native and exotic flora which can be viewed from the many walkways that circle around the central lake.
With themed gardens and trails, sculptures and picnic areas, it’s a great family park with things to see year-round. With highlights including the Japanese Garden, they suggest to download the app to get access to maps of the gardens, seasonal features, and even an ‘I spy’ game for the kids!
It’s easy to spend the better part of a day wandering through the various areas, with the most popular spot to stop and fuel up with your packed hamper is the Lakeside Lawn next to the big carpark. If you’re looking for a bit more privacy, there are plenty of picnic tables around the gardens and a big plant covered pavilion to escape the heat or a bit of rain.