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Botanical Garden Brisbane

Botanical Garden Brisbane is located 7 km from the city centre in the suburb of Toowong, at the foot of the highest mountain in Brisbane's mount coot-TA.

The original name of the gardens, spread over 52 hectares, the Botanic Garden, "mount coot-TA." It was opened to the public in 1976 by the decision of the City Council of Brisbane. This is the second Botanical garden in the city. The first and older known as the City Botanic Gardens, located in the heart of Brisbane. Gardens had to be split due to the fact that the collections of plants are grown not placed in the same area.

Today in the Botanical Gardens at mount coot-that you can visit several thematic exhibitions: the Tropical Dome opened in 1977 and has 9 meters high and 28 meters in diameter; a Japanese garden; a Garden of bonsai; Fern alley; arid zone cacti, exotic rain forest garden in the temperate zone; the bamboo; the Australian plant communities.

Especially popular with tourists is the Japanese garden designed by Kenzo Ogatai, one of the leading promoters of fashion in traditional Japanese gardens. It is made in strict accordance with the Japanese Canon, but to create it was used by Australian trees, shrubs and flowers. The garden was transferred to the Botanical Garden of the pavilion of the government of Japan since Expo 88.Visitors to the garden welcomes the commemorative plaque from the City Council of Brisbane, the Japanese Association, and on the entrance gate is located a plaque with calligraphic inscription, made by the then Prime Minister of Japan Noboru Takeshita. On the plate of gold engraved with the name of the garden "Yu-Tsui-EN", which can be literally translated as "pleasure, blue-green, garden" which means, "Come into the garden and enjoy the blue water and green trees". The most captivating sights of garden - stones that depict mountains and symbolizes the "patience and the eternal flow of time".

In 2005, right at the gates of the Japanese garden flowered bamboo Bush. Bamboo blooms very rarely - many lovers of this plant in my life can never see its flowers. As usually happens in such cases, after flowering, the bamboo faded and was replaced by another plant.

In the Japanese garden every year in September held a Japanese cultural festival, during which you can participate in a tea ceremony, learn Japanese calligraphy and the art of ikebana. ?