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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6166 0451
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The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is Australia's second-oldest established in 1818. These gardens are home to the largest collection of mature conifers in the Southern Hemisphere and it also has the only subantarctic plant house in the world. A great restaurant and cafe is available onsite and it is a wonderful place to visit all year round. Visit our website for more information.
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Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6166 0451
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a pleasant way to spend some quiet time in the city with nature. Good stroll and the garden is starting to bloom the early spring flowers. If you are lucky, you may get some friendly park visitors!

Thank Diana F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We can't believe that entry to this Hobart gem is free of charge! Beautiful grounds, lush conservatory, even a chilly Antarctic pavillion, this is a perfect spot for a picnic. We particularly enjoyed learning about Tasmanian plant species and having a serene moment in the...More

Thank Mandy T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the hop on hop off bus to the gardens. Had lunch in the restaurant (delicious pappardelle with seafood) then strolled around the gardens. Obviously a popular place with locals and tourists alike. The orchid house contained the most beautiful orchids

Thank JillDV8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm in awe with the magnificent sea of color from all the flowers. I have never seen so many roses in bloom at once. The array if colors in the Rhodadendrons was Stunning. This is a very nice place to visit on a hot spring/summers...More

Thank Ausausaus
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The botanical gardens are probably hugely important but for an ignorant layman like me they are pleasant to walk around and quite interesting. Some lovely flowers and lots of birds including blue fairy wrens.

Thank Nick99
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked along the river on the cycle/footpath from Hobart to the gardens. The gardens are beautifully laid out providing a great range of planting from almost typical English Cottage to Japanese calm to local Tasmanian Congratulations to all the hardworking gardeners for the amazing...More

Thank bricey86
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our experience visiting these gardens was very enjoyable. The Japanese gardens were wonderful as were the remainder of the gardens. They are very well maintained and well signed, so walking around with the map makes easy work for the visitor. The guides were very helpful....More

Thank Donny619
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved just wandering through the lovely gardens and exhibits. Had coffee and cake at the restaurant. Delicious. Great to see all the mature plantings, got some good ideas for our garden.

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a lovely afternoon to spend at the gardens with a gorgeous bay view. A great edible garden that was incredible, and gorgeous flowers and trees everywhere. Ultimate peaceful experience.

Thank TiRoMi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food not as good as I had expected, the fish was over cooked and dry so was my partner’s. Probably will not go again.

Thank rjclark1
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31 May 2017|
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Response from Kate S | Reviewed this property |
Some of the garden's 'rooms' aren't really season dependent - the sub-arctic, for instance, is always cold! Others have variations of foliage which make them interesting in the cooler months - the Japanese garden has... More
31 March 2017|
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Response from Angele P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not allowed
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18 January 2017|
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Response from AlanT113 | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking is available, as far as I recall its free, hope this helps....alan