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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We particularly enjoyed the small but bitterly cold Macquarie Island unit near the also excellent conservatory. The Japanese garden is also rather special. Any visit to Hobart should include these gardens where admission is by donation. They deserve support!

Thank Roganroy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic Botanical Gardens and it’s amazing that it’s free. There had been a little rain the day before and everything seemed to look stunning. We were blown away with the amazing trees and everything was labelled so you could see which was...More

Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and extensive gardens. Probably have one of the most diverse collections of plants that you will find in any Australian botanical garden. The cafe and gift shop is good and reasonably priced Just a nice place to hang out and relax in the shade...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is s must see. The Trees and plants are magnificent and the surroundings are very tranquil and relaxing

Thank Trisha S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic day out for the whole family for all ages, the grounds are keep immaculate and the scenery is stunning. It’s free to visit, all the grounds are run by volunteers and all they ask a donation towards the upkeep of the garden....More

Thank Quyen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such lovely gardens, in particular the japanese gardens. Even when its raining there are some covered areas to enjoy.

Thank stevejoyce000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you could want in a Botanic Garden. Also shows the wonderful history of gardening in Tasmania. In the early days of the colony, they even built a heated wall to grow tropical fruit. Worth a visit.

Thank Lucky_Pierre_Oz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a sunny day it is the perfect place to wander and take in the sites! picnic on the expansive lawns or dine in the cafe or restaurant! With all sorts of plants to see and learn as well as a Japanese garden and edible...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would visit daily if I lived closer - Serenity and Beauty defined ! Lovely paved walkways that lead to examples of Japanese garden, English roses, Orchid house and massive trees. Photographers paradise.

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are spectacular and extremely well maintained. would highly recommend a visit and have lunch at the restaurant

Thank nappaday
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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
1 April 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