Daily 8am and 5:30 pm (closes 5pm April to August)
Bonsai House is open 10am to 12noon, 1pm to 3pm weekdays and 10am to 3pm weekends.
Gates are closed to vehicle access at 4.00 pm and on weekends.
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This Japanese Garden opened in February 1989 after being successfully moved from its previous home outside the Japan Pavilion at Brisbane's World Expo 88.
The theme of the garden is tsuki - yama - chisen or 'mountain' - 'pond' - 'stream'. Above the entrance are three Japanese characters that invite the visitor to "come into the garden and enjoy the blue of the water and the green of the trees".
This stroll garden includes stone, water, and vegetative elements interspersed along a winding path. The garden manages to use primarily local plant material but maintains a Japanese touch. It is run by the local City Council and was a gift donated by the Japanese government.
The 52 hectare complex contains an extensive collection of native and exotic plants of over 20,000 plants representing approximately 5000 species from around the world and includes Temperate, Bamboo, Herb, Bromeliad, Arid, Rain Forest, Tropical, Bonsai and other speciality gardens. The site is located about 8km from the city centre (about a 15 minute drive). Alternatively catch bus 471 from the bus stop on Adelaide Street (at Albert Street, Commonwealth Bank) in the City or the Great City Circle bus 598 or 599 from various suburbs.
There is also a botanical/horticultural library, an education centre, a botanical laboratory, a 200 seat auditorium, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and the Queensland Herbarium.