Parks Alive is coming back to the major parks and gardens of Brisbane over two big weekends this August.

From 15 – 16 August the City Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha will play host to the event.

The City Botanic Gardens:

This year’s event coincides with the City Botanic Gardens’ 160th anniversary. In commemoration of this huge milestone 160 trees will be planted people and families of people who have had a significant role in the garden’s history.

There’ll be a fantastic recreation of the Eurythmy mass dance performances from the 1920s and 1930s for event-goers to enjoy.

Want to hear some great music from bands and artists new to the scene? There’ll be plenty to satisfy at the event, from folk-pop to rock ‘n’ roll to downtempo electric soul.

Along with all of the great live entertainment there’ll be games and workshops to take part in.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Cooking, native plants and Japanese culture are the name of the game at the Mt Coo-tha Parks Alive this year.

There’ll be cooking demonstrations and a bush tucker hunt for the kids over both days plus the Native Flowers show held by Native Plants QLD.

Come along on the Sunday and experience the Japanese Cultural Day in the Japanese Garden, with traditional activities, rice making, a tea ceremony, a calligraphy demonstration and traditional Japanese music.

Entry is free to both events so come along and enjoy a beautiful weekend outside!






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