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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Address: Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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+61 3 6234 6299
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08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is Australia's second-oldest...

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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A peaceful delight. Great for photographers.

The gardens are expansive and well maintained with beautiful large trees. Situated beside the derwent river there are a lot of opportunities for photos. We were there for a... read more

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The gardens are expansive and well maintained with beautiful large trees. Situated beside the derwent river there are a lot of opportunities for photos. We were there for a short visit and the staff directed us to the Antarctica gardens. Apparently you won't see these plants any where else in the world unless you go to Antarctica. The location can... More 

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MEL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I walked up to the gardens from the city, which was pleasant, albeit a little further than I had thought. On a mild sunny day the gardens were very attractive, from the gardens to the lawns. On weekends it might get a little busy with people picnicking or doing I'm-beautiful photo shoots;) There could be better labelling and maps. Please... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have a couple of hours to spend in the beautiful environment - Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is one of the best places in Hobart to spend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice afternoon strolling through the gardens, very pretty. Not really that exciting but as nature lovers and plant and flower lovers we enjoyed being here for a couple of hrs, walking around the bay walk to get there and back, it prob took about 35 mins each way

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by in the morning on the way to the airport to tour the gardens and take pictures of some of their well kept plants. We had an pleasant lunch in the visitor center terrace overlooking the gardens. It was a very pleasant and relaxing morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well kept. The workers at the gate are very kind and gave useful suggestions. The Japanese garden is beautiful. Worth spending at least a couple of hours wandering round or spend half a day and take a picnic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Royal Botanical Gardens Hobart is the standard upon which I compare all other gardens. It is ever changing and always glorious to see. There is a tranquil welcoming even sacred feeling in this garden like no other. It is very special but not pretentious. There a many lawn areas for a picnic or afternoon nap. A few areas can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took my 8 year old grandson to see his first botanical garden (he's from a small country town) - he loved it. I've been before but this time was a lovely time of year (mid January) to visit. The fern gully was a nice cool respite from the heat. The pond area was in full bloom with the waterlilies. He... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saturday afternoon and a stroll in a magnificently tendered garden. Whilst small, the variety of plants is staggering. True bliss!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a spare few hours in Hobart so decided to visit, took a bit of finding as we were walking there but finally made it! Loved the gardens especially the Antarctic section, who knew the diversity there? Just a lovely way to spend an afternoon plus the bonus of catching the Red Bus back to town to save us walking.

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