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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  • The Botanical gardens is a leisurely 30 minute stroll (or roughly a 15 minute ride by scooter) from Brooke St Pier. It was nice and quiet when we went. Beautiful gardens. Despite it being cold, it... 
    The Botanical gardens is a leisurely 30 minute stroll (or roughly a 15 minute ride by scooter) from Brooke St Pier. It was nice and quiet when we went. Beautiful gardens. Despite it being cold, it...  more »
  • I was taken here by friends who live in Hobart. I just loved the place. There were so many plants of varying species. The gardens are breathtaking. A definite place to visit. At the bottom end you... 
    I was taken here by friends who live in Hobart. I just loved the place. There were so many plants of varying species. The gardens are breathtaking. A definite place to visit. At the bottom end you...  more »
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  • Friends and I were lucky enough to attend the Christmas Carol's at the Gardens this year and I have to say the smaller event (capped at 500 tickets) was loads of fun. Staff were organised, toilets were easy to get to and the gardens were beautiful. Parking at the back of the gardens is the easiest, there is a car park attached to the roads before the bridge but is a lot of effort to get to unless you're on the correct side of the road. The Cafe serves hot and cold snack food and there is paved walk ways so I think a majority of the gardens is wheelchair and pram friendly.
  • It's such an unexpected gem! I'm so glad that it's open on Xmas and I'm able to wander around half-day, though I could have been there earlier if I knew it's so excellent and well-designed gardens. I'm impressed and recon even better than the Royal Botanic Garden in Melbourne and Sydney. The Japanese Garden is a blessing; it reminded me of the beauty of Kyoto. I wish I had more time before flying out to visit again—next time to Tasmania. Highly recommend sparing at least half a day to see it.

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