Where Tropical Meets Temperate
The delightful Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens are a must-see experience on any visit to the region.
The Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens combine a colourful and diverse range of exotic and native flora. The Gardens include a glorious lake as the centrepiece, a tranquil Japanese garden, a tropical rainforest walk and many other delights.
Bring a picnic, bring the children, take a stroll along the many walks and learn why the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens are truly where Tropical meets Temperate.
The Gardens are supported, maintained and administered by volunteers and members of the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club, one of the most dynamic and active organisations promoting the values and enjoyment of gardening in South-East Queensland.
Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre
Step back in time when you enter the Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre.
It is run by the Mountain’s Historical Society and features a small historic village, depicting life on the mountain during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
There is a general store, complete with a barber’s chair and a haberdashery. Next door is the blacksmith’s shop which adjoins the original Jenyn’s family dairy, one of the earliest on the mountain. A slab cottage has been rebuilt on the site and features original furniture from the era.
One of the first churches to be erected on the mountain has also been moved in and restored within the centre’s grounds. It contains dioramas of the mountain’s history as well as extensive displays of fashions from the early 1900s.
A large working model of the Curtis Water Wheel shows visitors how early sawmills were powered.
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Covering 11 glorious hectares, the Gardens consist of exotic species and the natural rainforest of Tamborine Mountain. Over 25 years, dedicated volunteers have developed this property into the highly-photographic boutique Gardens that they are today.
Nestled snugly in Tamborine Mountain’s majestic natural rainforest, Tamborine Mountain’s very own stunning Botanic Gardens is in a world all of its own far away from the hustle and bustle of neighbouring cities.
Being 500 metres above sea level, Tamborine Mountain has a climate that is cooler and less humid than the lower coastal areas. This allows plants to be grown from cool climate and temperate zones. Flowering cherries, Rhododendron species, Magnolias, Camellias and Maples are a few of the genera on display.
You will discover interestingly themed areas including the Japanese garden, Rose garden, Bromeliad garden, Wisteria covered pergolas, Perennial / cottage garden, and features such as the lake with its quaint stone bridge and water lilies.
Many exotic species from all over the world thrive in Tamborine Mountain’s temperate climate creating spectacular botanic displays all year round, so no matter what time of year you may decide to visit us, all the seasons offer different viewing perspectives.
Spring – bursting into life is the breathtaking Cherry tree walk, superb Rose garden, perennial Cottage garden, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Prunus and the oh so glorious Wisteria covered pergola.
Summer – cheerful, warm and bright with the blooms of Hydrangeas, Agapanthus, Clivias, Daylillies.
Autumn – showers you in gold and amber with the Maples and Liquidambers
Winter – warms you with magnificent Magnolias, Camellias, and Viburnums.
There is an undercover eating area and picnic tables dotted under the trees throughout the gardens and a large portion is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Public Toilets are available.
Visit Us at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens
So come on up and visit Mt Tamborine – pack up the family and a delicious picnic, allow the kids to let off some steam and run ahead to explore the rainforest trail, while you meander through these fabulous gardens, soak up the sun, scents and sounds, amble by the lake with its stone bridge and water lillies and enjoy the wonderful peace and tranquillity that is the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens.