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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  • Small donation to get in. Beautiful gardens with lots of different areas for pretty photos. Succulent - the cafe on site is lovely. We had Devonshire tea which was great value quite a big serve!  more »
  • Indeed an excellent royal garden filled with nice flowers and trees. The garden is also well maintained although it is not posh but it does make one feel good. It's a good place to pass few hours incl...  more »
  • We drove to the botanical gardens in the afternoon, parked in a free parking area and took a walk around. We did not find this botanical garden particularly remarkable compared to other Australian bot...  more »
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  • Spent a lovely hour in these gardens. Being autumn I guess most of the flowers wouldn't be in bloom, but very beautiful gardens nonetheless. It's easy to park right outside the front of the gardens. There are lots of nice and not too challenging walks to go on. There is a very nice fruit and veggie garden. On my visit I got to see the kiwi vines in full fruit which was a great sight and lots of fruit trees for the cold climate such as persimmon and of course pears, apples and more apples. There is a lovely duck pond to see which is a nice place to linger for a while. I really enjoyed my visit to the Botanical Gardens. Highly recommend.
  • Hobart pride themselves on having the best Botanical Gardens in Australia and I would have to agree. We visited from the hop on hop off red bus and the lady that greet us was both informative and friendly. We enjoyed the arctic enclosure, learning about plants that survive on a small island near Antarctica. The Japanese garden was fantastic. And gift shop and café were nice. Recommend a visit.
  • Absolutely beautiful, with lots of lovely, private little nooks and crannies to explore or rest in, from the Japanese Gardens to the Arctic Hut (especially worth checking out on a warm day). If you're able, I strongly recommend attending one of the events held in the gardens throughout the year, whether it's a play, a musical performance or Friday night tapas. I haven't been to Succulent, but the Sprout Cafe is a nice surprise - the meals they serve are are better quality than a lot of pub grub I've had and at slightly better prices. I recommend setting aside most of a day to explore properly on a warm weekend and enjoying lunch there.
  • A beautiful place to see different varieties and species of plants and trees from around the world world. It is good place to bring your children and to let them enjoy the nature. It's a heaven if your a botanical science student as every single plants and trees are well labeled showing their natural habitat. Though i don't know much about botanical stuff I went their to be felt close to the nature...and to take some photographs for the memories. Please provide some donation as the there is no entry fee for this beautiful place.
  • A beautiful quiet escape from the city... Not that you need too much of that in Tasmania! The gardens are set out really well and have lots of paths to follow and find the next special nook. Autumn is especially beautiful with the leaf colours. French fountain and Japanese Garden are must sees!

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