Fern House Brisbane Botanic Gardens

The Fern House at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha opened in July 2002. It has more than 80 different species and varieties of ferns on display. These include ferns that live on rocks, trees and in the water.

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Opening 2002  Partially funded by QCGC.

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Ferns are plants without flowers that range from small and delicate plants to quite large tree ferns. Ferns play a role in the complex balance of nature, providing habitat and food for humans and animals. Indigenous people from many lands recognize the value of ferns for food, medicine, dyes and fibers. These primitive plants are in fossil records from more than 200 million years ago. Destruction of old growth forests has endangered some species.



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