Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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. Put Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hobart trip itinerary planner.
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  • Very nice garden, pretty and well maintained. Nice and peaceful. 
  • We are so blessed in Hobart to have probably the smallest botanical garden in Australia but in my view one of the best...well see for yourself! It is also the venue for the garden featured in Gardenin...  read more »
  • My Dad is unable to walk for long so the Garden Explorer which is a large golf cart was the ideal way to see the garden. Peter was our guide who explained all the features as we drove around on the ho...  read more »
  • Was really not expecting as much as was delivered, was completely overwhelmed by this place. Could have walked around all day. The fauna was cheeky, the flora was a delight. Great place to spend a lazy afternoon.
  • Beautiful gardens located just outside the CBD of Hobart. Enjoyed a peaceful stroll through the various areas before having lunch at the cafe located within the gardens itself.
  • A wide range of plantations from different continents. A great place to learn more about Tasmanian history apart from the museum. Quite a walk from the city (approximately 30 minutes), but there are a lot of historical sites along the way to keep you occupied.
  • Great place for picnic and kids. The only cons : too close to heavy traffic roads so the atmosphere is not as good as it could. the coffee shop close earlier so be warned.
  • Beautiful garden, well cared for and well located. Also, not to busy. Great to visit. The autumn colours are particularly nice.
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