Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart

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Established almost two centuries ago, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens overlooks the Derwent River and the Tasman Bridge. These gardens hold historic plant collections and a large number of significant native and exotic trees and flowers, many dating back to the 19th century. At this location, you can visit the world's only Sub Antarctic Plant House, where plants from the islands located in high southern latitudes are displayed in climatically-controlled habitats mirroring the natural conditions of their native environments. Take a short walk from the city center to see the site's historic convict-built walls, or picnic on the grass. Make sure to stop by the visitor center, which houses a small restaurant, souvenir shop, and a gallery with regularly changing displays. Use our Hobart trip planner to arrange your visit to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and other attractions in Hobart.
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  • Great place to unwind from the city life. Loved the edible garden, tried a fejoa and got to know what we can plant in Tassie's climate. 
    Great place to unwind from the city life. Loved the edible garden, tried a fejoa and got to know what we can plant in Tassie's climate.  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit, take a picnic or eat at the cafe. Lots of open garden space with sections themed by genre or country. We enjoyed an afternoon wandering through the garden. 
    Definitely worth a visit, take a picnic or eat at the cafe. Lots of open garden space with sections themed by genre or country. We enjoyed an afternoon wandering through the garden.  more »
  • Stunning gardens to visit and wander at your own pace. Good map provided and just lovely to wander. Good take away food option if limited time and don’t want to eat in the restaurant. 
    Stunning gardens to visit and wander at your own pace. Good map provided and just lovely to wander. Good take away food option if limited time and don’t want to eat in the restaurant.  more »
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  • Wow, the second oldest gardens in Australia doesn't disappoint! Particular highlights for us were the food garden and the Japanese garden, but we easily spent half a day here. I would highly recommend bringing a picnic and enjoying lunch here. Or if you can't be prepared there is a restaurant and kiosk. The gift shop is also excellent with high quality products suitable for gardeners. We visited heading into Autumn and were just starting to see the colours change on the males, simply stunning. I'd love to visit in spring and see everything in full bloom.
  • One of best Botanical Garden in Australia. People in Tasmania should be proud of keeping this beautiful, well maintained, and popular for not only locals but also visitors. It takes in about 2hrs to make a quick route with some snap photos taken, but it is recommended to plan in about 2-3hrs if time is allowed. The cafe in the middle of Garden offers pretty good and fresh food, also refreshment - Ice Cream. Definitely recommended!
  • Friends and I were lucky enough to attend the Christmas Carol's at the Gardens this year and I have to say the smaller event (capped at 500 tickets) was loads of fun. Staff were organised, toilets were easy to get to and the gardens were beautiful. Parking at the back of the gardens is the easiest, there is a car park attached to the roads before the bridge but is a lot of effort to get to unless you're on the correct side of the road. The Cafe serves hot and cold snack food and there is paved walk ways so I think a majority of the gardens is wheelchair and pram friendly.
  • It's such an unexpected gem! I'm so glad that it's open on Xmas and I'm able to wander around half-day, though I could have been there earlier if I knew it's so excellent and well-designed gardens. I'm impressed and recon even better than the Royal Botanic Garden in Melbourne and Sydney. The Japanese Garden is a blessing; it reminded me of the beauty of Kyoto. I wish I had more time before flying out to visit again—next time to Tasmania. Highly recommend sparing at least half a day to see it.
  • Situated at close proximity from Hobart main city area this place offers a quick and quiet getaway in to nature. Anyone can enjoy the serene nature here without a ticket and it showcases many varieties of native flora and founa. The area is not vast so can be fully covered within two hours.

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