Just 10 minutes from Surfers Paradise are the stunning Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens which are set on 31 hectares of land. The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, are located in the suburb of Benowa, Gold Coast, Australia.
It was formerly known as the Rosser Park Regional Botanic Gardens, and before that simply Rosser Park.
The Botanic Gardens are great way to spend a few hours on a beautiful Gold Coast day. There you will see an abundance of wildlife as well as some beautiful plants and forestry.
It is a great place to take the whole family as there is nearly something for everyone.
You can also take a stroll on the boardwalks around the lake, let the kids play on the children's playground or a have a picnic in one of the many picnic areas. The Botanic Gardens also welcome dogs as there are dog on and off leash areas.
Popular places to visit in the Botanic Gardens include the Rose Garden, Fig Tree Lawn, Rainforest Gorge, Butterfy Garden, Arboretum, Wetlands and Lake Remediation and heaps more.
The Mangroves to Mountains Walk is a must in the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. Since the Gardens were established in July 2003, volunteers and members of 'The Friends of The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens' have planted more than 12,000 plants.
The Botanic Gardens are open all year round, from dawn to dusk each day. There is visitors parking and entry is free. Other facilities include: Access Without Assistance for the Disabled, BBQ Facilities, Parking for the Disabled, Public toilets, Shaded Areas, a Viewing Platform and Walking Tracks.
The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre know as 'The Friends' Centre' is a hub for visitors, community groups and botanical workshops.
It is open daily from 10am till 2pm and there are some great volunteers on hand to answer any questions about the Gardens. Maps, fact sheets and photos are also available.
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