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Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens, Brisbane: 14 reviews and 43 photos

  BONSAI HOUSE
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      BONSAI HOUSE
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  • BONSAI HOUSE - Brisbane
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Do you like the ancient Art of Bonsai?..... well, located right next door to the Japanese Garden is Bonsai House displaying about 100 plants including figs, conifers, camellias, azaleas and maples and more. Some of these specimens are more than 80 years old!

The actual Bonsai House is made from rammed earth walls, which are walls made of a mixture of decomposed soil, clay and cement which is mixed to a consistency equal to or stronger than conventional brick walls. This mixture is then rammed to form solid walls. The Bonsai house walls were made with soil from the location.

OPEN.....weekdays from 10am to 12 noon, and 1pm to 3pm
OPEN.....weekends and public holidays from 10am to 3pm

FREE

The Annual Bonsai show, put on by the Bimer Bonsai Society, is the place to see Bonsai demonstrations, Bonsai displays, semi-trained Bonsai, and to buy the books, wire etc needed to create your own Bonsai plant.

Held every year in April in the Mt. Coot-tha Auditorium at the Botanic Gardens.

Date 24, 25 April 2010.......9am-4pm
Cost $3 adult $2 child $2 concession

Bus 471 takes you to the gardens.

Phone: +61 7 3403 2532
Website: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/parks-venues/parks/brisbane-botanic-gardens-mount-coot-tha

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 28, 2010
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