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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    entry is free but donations are welcome.. parking is just outside of the gardens itself and is free.. garden is huge and have lots of sections to see.. recommended to stay at least 1 hour to soak in t...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    I love seeing the flowers here and the spring festival is te best time of year to do it I all round love this place  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Walking down to the gates you are greeted by 2 giant red wood. Majestic beauty. The gardens are really beautiful, even though its winter its still worth visiting. Make sure you go to the arctic greenh...  more »
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  • Very well maintained beautiful gardens totally spotless. I noticed many Helpful staff with transport for the less able bodied guests to get around. Very highly recommend. Easily spend hours walking around very relaxing place.
  • Nice‚Äč range of well kept variety of plants from all over the world. Well maintained, displayed and set out. Cafe wasn't very inviting. Chairs outside but too cold.
  • Brilliant views and garden layout. Fantastic in every way, thoroughly recommend a visit. The gardens have something for everyone
  • Absolutely beautiful gardens. So much work put into your gardens. I loved the different flora. I am from Townsville.
  • Beautiful gardens. It was a very nice day so Mum and I had a very relaxing walk around the whole garden. We especially enjoyed the small waterfalls and the beautiful flowers in the conservatory.

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