Anderson Gardens is the largest botanic garden in Townsville. Covering 25 hectares, the gardens include fine specimens of tropical trees and palms, grand avenues and the World Cycad Collection. Originally planted as an arboretum, the collections are developing with a strong emphasis on native and dry tropical plants.
With substantial botanic credentials, including the Cape York Peninsula Collection, one of the world's largest collections of Pandanus and the Tropical Orchard, everyday visitors as well as botanical enthusiasts can enjoy the diverse range of flora in Anderson Gardens. Initiated in the early 1930's, the garden today is an innovative botanic accomplishment and a wonderful public asset.