Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart
(4.6/5 based on 1,500+ 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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  • Had a lovely few relaxing hours wandering these fab gardens, loved the rose garden, mixed borders and sub Antarctica house was brilliant. Lovely enthusiastic volunteer at the gate giving lots of info....  more »
  • 冇咩好睇,只係得d種植既花,如果我想睇花,我去山區睇野生既花都得,唔需要睇呢d. 行左大約十分鐘都冇,就走人 
  • The Gardens are not too far from the city, a 10 to 15 minute walk if you are on foot. The gardens are somewhat different from those in other capital cities, and Hobart's cooler climate allowing an arr...  more »
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  • Well maintained Gardens and significant variety. Check out the Macquarie Island garden which is specially refrigerated to the island mean temperture. The Tasmanian Orchid Society presents some wonderful plants at the peak of perfection - donates a few dollars when you visit the classic sandstone hot house.
  • Nice spot to go check out on a nice day. A lot more to see & do than I expected. Some interesting spots like the artic house & the Japanese garden. Too bad that the road way goes along the majority of it. You can hear the traffic pretty bad
  • Beautiful gardens, lots to explore for kids & adults alike. Couldn't see everything in one visit, so will be sure to go again... and again. Visit in Spring to enjoy all the adorable little ducklings on the pond.
  • Compact yet has an extensive collection for its size. Peacefull gardens to take a break and close to city centre.
  • 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.