Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart

4.6
#2 of 17 in Parks in Hobart
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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  • Unfortunately we came here on a rainy day. But this botanical garden is very neatly manicured. Love the Japanese garden and the flowers in the conservatory. Lots of ducks walking around. It is pram fr...  more »
  • Being an avid gardener myself makes visiting botanical gardens a treat in any city. However, the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hobart are truly a delightful, must-see place for anyone visiting Hobart, as...  more »
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  • After we landed in Hobart. We made our way to the botanical garden while waiting for our hotel check in. Not far from the main city. The place is tranquil, peaceful and very quiet. Not crowded like many Australian parks and gardens located in the mainland. One of the best park I've been to in a while.
  • 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.

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