The Cairns Botanic Gardens

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Australia - Queensland - Cairns

Institution Code: CAIR

BGCI Member: Yes

About the The Cairns Botanic Gardens

Collection of exotic wet tropicals and regional native flora
Collections of primitive angiosperms and aboriginal food plants
Large area of naturally occuring Lowland Swamp forest. Also estuarine habitat
Joins 300 HA of Conservation park consiting of mainly rainforest

Main Address:
The Cairns Botanic Gardens
Cairns Regional Council, PO Box 359.
Queensland 4870 Australia

Telephone: 61 (0)7 40326650
Fax: 61 (0)7 40443852
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: David Warmington
    Curator's Name: David Warmington
    Plant Records Officer's Name: David Warmington
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1887
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 300 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 44 Hectares
  • Total Area: 345 Hectares
    Latitude: -16.8989865
    Longitude: 145.7477678
    Annual Rainfall: 2000 mm
    Altitude: 20.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk Sugarworld Gardens

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 10
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 290000
    Number of Volunteers: 30

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5174
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 4409
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes