Maranoa Botanic Gardens is a popular place for weddings, picnics and celebrations.

This native Australian garden provides colourful seasonal plant displays in a private and natural setting. The gardens attract a diversity of birds and butterflies.

You can book a grass area in the garden for your exclusive use.

We require between 5 full business days and 8 weeks' notice, depending on your booking.

You can apply to bring:

  • up to 20 chairs and 2 tables for events. 

You can't bring a marquee, arbour or other shade structure.

For more information about what you can and can't bring to outdoor events at our venues, visit our Outdoor event requirements page.

For more information about the gardens, visit our Maranoa Botanic Gardens page.

Public facilities

  • Parking 
  • Seating and tables
  • Toilets
  • Walking track

Public facilities are free for all park visitors to use. They are not included as part of a booking.


50 people

Parking and transport

The car park is at the end of Parring Street. 

The number 109 tram stop is a 5-minute walk from the venue.

Booking times

Gardens are open:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10 am to 5 pm

The pedestrian and car park gates are locked outside of these times.

Events need to be packed up by 4 pm Monday to Friday and 5 pm on weekends and public holidays.

Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.


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Booking information

Booking fees

Fee type Fee
Alexandra Gardens, Canterbury Gardens, Surrey Gardens booking fee$159 per hour (includes exclusive use of the rotunda)
Central Gardens and Maranoa Botanic Gardens booking fee$159 per hour 
All other parks and gardens booking fee$159 per 4-hour block
Event bondminimum $200

Find out more about fees and bonds on our Fees for open space bookings page.

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions of hire before booking. 

Visit our Outdoor event requirements page to learn about:

  • permitted items and activities
  • notice periods
  • permits and documentation you may need
  • third party vendor requirements.

If a vendor is supplying any equipment, they need to provide public liability insurance.

Visit our Weddings in our gardens page for information about wedding bookings.

Contact us

If you have any difficulties using our online booking portal, please contact us on (03) 9278 4444 or email [email protected].

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