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.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Reviews
The Arthur wall and the subantarctic room a highlight. After 200 years the trees are well established and mature especially the redwoods at the entrance. more »
A regular trip to the gardens finishing with the yummy scones again. The chicken sandwich was also excellent! Coffee good and sitting on the balcony with the view over the gardens never lets us down! more »
I thoroughly enjoyed the gardens, it almost has a magical quality to it, I've been there in two of the seasons and I honestly just cannot wait for the season to change so I get to experience it all over again. It does have toilets, it is free although donations are appreciated and it has a huge eatable section that just fills me with joy being able to take my knowledge and expand and taste. Also it has a special sub Antarctic garden you need to see to believe very cool, pun intended.
I am not a garden person and am visiting from Canada. The garden is well laid out, with specific locations for plants from a large variety of regions. Good labelling for people like myself with some background in spots for some of the sections. The garden is a great walk, some shade, some full sun. Had to ask someone in the restaurant to call a cab. They were happy to help even though we were not going to patronize the restaurant. Very generous. I should note for visitors that this is a volunteer garden and is a pay what you can place. My experience would say go even if you have only a slight interest in gardens. For me, more of the background information would add to the interest.
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