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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  • We visited the Gardens as part of an organised your of Tasmania. We had limited time and were given a map, but unfortunately found this a bit misleading and we did spend a little time trying to get ou...  more »
  • clearly the royal gardens are taken care for from the heart, you can see that everywhere. i would. as a biologist, write some more interesting info, for instance why a plant is called ants-delight....  more »
  • Plenty to see here, with only a donation to enter. I was so excited about seeing the Gardening Australia area but I’m afraid I was disappointed. The rest of the gardens are lovely with a lot of variet...  more »
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  • I've been to a large number of botanical gardens in my day and found this little corner of Hobart to be hiding one of my favourites. It is cozy, quirky and meandering. There might be an optimal route, but really, what's the point? Highlights: some local Flora, incl the huon pine (alive and the fountain sculpture), the Macquarie Island room was very neat, the historical touches including the heated brick wall once used to grow stone fruits. I could go on, but I think, rather you should go there.
  • Lovely place to visit. Free entry. Has lots if different areas to maintain interest. Japanese gardens, Antarctic garden and market garden. Has a very nice cafe and restaurant. Included as a stop on the hop on hop off city tour bus.
  • A beautiful garden full of local and imported plants and trees. There is free parking and no entrance fee (although they ask for a gold coin donation). There are winding paths, views over the bridge and the Derwent River, and brilliant green lawns. You can spend 15 minutes on a quick walk, otherwise take time to see each of the enclosures and gardens, including one showing sub-antarctic vegetation.
  • Always a great place to visit. If you can catch a play here (summer) then do it, I have seen many and always had a great time. The gardens are on a slope so you get great views, though if you are not much for walking then this may be a hassle for you.
  • One of our family's favourite places in Hobart. Stunning gardens and plants and lots and lots of space. Facilities are very limited and can be quite far depending on where you are. Be aware of that if you need to be close to one. Staff at the entrance are very friendly and helpful.
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