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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

Weve been to RHBG everytime we come to Hobart. This time we bought my brother and our elderly mum so we booked a 1 hour buggy tour. Neil gave the tour and was very informative and obliging. A great place to visit.

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting flora of Tasmania and nearby regions; very pretty setting overlooking bridge. Easy walk from downtown Hobart. Opens early (8 a.m.) for a pre-museum visit. Good signage and friendly staff to help you spot special plants. Free entry.

Thank SROVirginia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a joy it was to visit these gardens. They are beautiful at every turn. There are such a wide variety of exhibits that you could easily fill a whole day exploring. Highlights for us were the rose garden, the vegetable garden and the Japanese...More

Thank motherduck2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the gardens and enjoyed the experience. Greenhouse was great and they had some interesting pine trees there of considerable age. Would recommend any gardener to visit and enjoy the surroundings

Thank didsa1963
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to get around and not overcrowded as other larger botanical gardens can be in major cities throughout the country.

Thank Yamotopanayiasoo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautifully established and cared for gardens. Unfortunately, as part of a full day tour with other activities, unable to explore it in its entirety. I recommend a whole day but well worth it

Thank Annette G
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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
Evan H
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