Botanic Gardens

Important Note

In line with the Queensland Government's easing of the COVID-19 restrictions, the following facilities have now been re-opened.

Townsville has three unique botanic gardens including Anderson Gardens, Palmetum and Queens Gardens.

Each garden features a diverse array of plants and wildlife and interesting collections from around the world. Retreat to the gardens for a relaxing walk or bike ride and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Only Anderson Gardens is open to vehicles, and all three gardens have walking and cycling trails. For more information on the gardens, see the brochure links below.

Learn more about bird friendly fruits and nectar plants for our tropical bird species with our helpful fact sheets:

Request for foliage from our parks and botanic gardens

Townsville City Council recognises that our community at times may want to request the use of plants and other natural materials from Townsville’s local parks and botanic spaces for cultural, religious, educational and/or scientific purposes. To assist in supporting the local community, the Parks and Open Space team welcomes requests for foliage or items from plants from within Council Parks and Open Space that have a link to cultural, religious, educational and/or scientific purposes.

Complete your application for foliage request here.