Queens Gardens

Queens Gardens

06 Dec Queens Gardens

Step into the lush green oasis of Queens Gardens set against the dramatic pink granite cliffs of Castle Hill.

Established in 1870, Queens Gardens are the oldest botanic gardens in Townsville and are spread across four hectares with plenty of open green spaces. The glorious gardens offering a quiet, cool retreat from the nearby city centre on a hot Summer day and a space for children to run and play. Areas have been set aside for a children’s playground and picnics.

The garden is divided into quadrants, each with a central fountain. Special areas include a formal rose garden, the Herb Society’s garden, the annuals garden beds, the two small hedge mazes, a rainforest walk and the black bean (also known as Moreton Bay chestnuts) avenue.

The plant collection in Queens Gardens features many unique and unusual species. Emphasis has been placed on ornamental plants with either colourful, attractive foliage or flowers, a rainforest area and a palm collection.

The gardens also feature a small aviary featuring peacocks, lorikeets and sulfur-crested cockatoos.

Queens Gardens are located in Paxton Street, North Ward and they’re open seven days a week between sunrise and sunset all year. Entrance is free.
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