More than just that patch of grass and trees at the edge of the CBD, the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens boasts a whole heap of wonders — gorgeous greenery, ponds filled with cute turtles, free exercise classes and more. From April 6 to 15, it's also the site of Brissie's first major outdoor contemporary art exhibition: Botanica.
For ten days, the gardens will come alive with artworks, talks, workshops, choirs, puppets and more, including Kerrie Poliness' geometric line drawings across the park's manicured lawns, which she'll tend to live throughout the event. Or, stop by on April 13 for Botanica by night, which will involve all of the above plus food trucks and live music.
And if you're wondering about the timing, yes Botanica is part of The Festival, the huge arts and culture fest that's running alongside of the Commonwealth Games. While the athletes are getting active on the Gold Coast, you can roam through the centre of Brisbane and see its natural splendour in a whole new way.
Image: Field Drawing #1 by Kerrie Poliness, courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.