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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.
Tours to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Duration: 90 to 135 minutes
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Reviews
The flora and fauna in this park are really nice I had a great morning here wheeling my elderly father around in his portable wheelchair There are some steep sections so best to start at the top and w... more »
Went on a lovely sunny day. Really good to learn about the native Tasmanian plants and trees. Most interesting was the Sub-Antarctic section with plants that had been brought back from the islands and... more »
Really enjoyed coming here - we saw almost all the gardens, took us just over 2 hours, took quite a few of photos. The gardens cover the side of a hill so there's uphill/downhill walking but it's not strenuous with all the stops and photo-taking. Definitely worth a stop if you like flowers, plants, and trees. My favourite is the pond area - the layers of plants and flowers and trees around the pond makes a great photo!
This has got to be the best Botanical Gardens I've ever been to - I particularly loved seeing the big wall that had built-in fireplace cavities all along the old brick wall that back in olden days the gardeners used to have fires going to stop frost, ice & snow affecting the plants that couldn't survive the coldest winters. And guess who kept those fires going? You'll have to go there to find out! ;)
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