Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart

4.7
#2 of 17 in Parks in Hobart
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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  • If you are looking for a location to spend time with family and friends, this is it. A range of trees and lawn areas, fantastic in summer and winter. And it’s free. Great for locals and tourists alike...  more »
  • This garden is well established with a Japanese garden within it.A pleasant stroll among trees and flowers.  more »
  • great tour of the gardens in the buggy a bargain for $10 a head gained lots of knowledge of plants and history. icecream and gift shop after!  more »
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  • The lady to greet us right at the beginning was really nice! We had the most relaxing stroll around, it was really interesting to see the different varieties of plants from around the world especially the Antarctic garden was so cool!! It’s situated in a specially designed room that’s cooled down to about 7°C to provide the perfect environment for real Macaquarie Island plants to grow inside. Best part of all it’s free!! Highly recommend having a picnic here, there’s plenty of spots so bring a basket of goodies and relax!
  • The gardens here are stunning. Allow at least 2 hours to stroll around and enjoy the sheer beauty. The Japanese garden is gorgeous. I would highly recommend this place when visiting Hobart.
  • Lovely gardens with lots of different areas and plant types to wander through. The Lily pond is amazingly well kept. Parking was a bit challenging, I think commuters park here and bus into the city which makes it a bit hard for garden visitors.
  • Great little gardens in the heart of Hobart city. A perfect place for a picnic or a wander through nature. I’d say there needs to be a few more shaded seats so that you can sit in the shade and enjoy the view but other than that everything is so lovely there.
  • Beautiful gardens, well laid out and maintained. The views from the gardens are also lovely. Superb selection of plants and trees and the paths are easy to follow and traverse. In the heat today the ice cream shop was very welcome. Plenty to see and some interesting "extras" like the floral clock.
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