Tamborine Mountain Regional Botanic Gardens.

The delightful Tamborine Mountain Regional Botanic Gardens are a must-see experience on any visit to the region.

Just a short drive through the hinterland west from the Gold Coast. 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 Regional Botanic Gardens are truly where Tropical meets Temperate.

The Gardens are supported, maintained and administered by volunteers and are some of the most dynamic and active people promoting the values and enjoyment of gardening in south-east Queensland.

Gardens Guide

Visitor Information

The Gardens are open to the public every day of the year from dawn until dusk.

Walkways & Prominent Gardens

Walking through the gardens is easy-going (except for the Rainforest Walk – 150 metres) and distances are not great.  

History & Formation

The Botanic Gardens at Tamborine Mountain were established in 1983 as an initiative of the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club.

Gardens Volunteers

Volunteers do the majority of the work at the Botanic Gardens. 

Download our Gardens Visitor App

Make your Gardens visit even more memorable.

Our smartphone app is your interactive guide to all of the fascinating and wondrous gardens and trails throughout our delightful Botanic Gardens.

Enjoy everything the Gardens have to offer plus so much more. Engage on a new level with the interactive map as you zoom into specific areas to explore. Enjoy carefully curated music at our many contemplative sites. Immerse yourself with the app’s I Spy activity – fun for children and adults. Or try something new with the Birdwatching activity. See how many species you can observe.

Read about the history of our Gardens and view it through the seasons as the colours change and evolve.

Explore, immerse and take your enjoyment of the Gardens to new heights with our unique Botanic Gardens app. It’s free, it’s easy to navigate and it’s great fun!

Botanic Garden Journal

Check out our great locally written articles!


Major works on the lakes are taking place under the direction of Scenic Rim Regional Council.  The gardens also require further work to restore them to a condition of safety and for the community to enjoy. Much of the infrastructure, including buildings and...

Botanic Gardens holds Christmas bargain plant sale

The volunteers at Tamborine Mountain Regional Botanic gardens will hold a special pre-Christmas plant sale - just in time for that special gift to go under the tr The sale will be on Sunday, December 10th from 8 am until noon at the propagation pavilion at the...

Partners & Links

Queensland Council Garden Club
Botanic Gardens ANZ
National Rhododendron Society
Gambling Community Benefit Scheme
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Tambourine Mountain Landcare
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Photography and History – Chris Davison