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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 6299
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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 6234 6299
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on a slightly wet and blustery day. It was a great experience seeing such a well kept garden that is well ordered and maintained and one could tell of the pride in maintaining such a beautiful garden. Definitely worth a visit and we saw...More

Thank DesLimPug
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited in the middle of winter so not too many flowers were out. The gardens are beautifully maintained and the trees are exceptional. The cafe is lovely to relax in also.

Thank Maree C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a gem for hobart. Easy walk there from the city. Take a picnic and relax. A must do if you're in hobart.

Thank Nat J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed the gardens on a cool afternoon. We parked right outside the front gate in the free parking and were greeted by two guides as we went through the gate. Japanese garden and the large lawn areas were the highlight with plenty of...More

Thank TrueReview16
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Huge botanic garden that showcases native plants, edible plants, amazing pond and so much more. One of the place that you can chill out and spend the day surrounded by nature.

Thank Yumehime
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing, beautiful place. The first thing that struck us was the incredible selection of gigantic trees everywhere. The beautiful pines – cypress, hoop, sequoia etc., make for a magical setting. This place is simply stunning, an oasis of tranquility. Staff earthy and friendly...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought some of the gardens were nice but overall a little sparcely set out and very close to a busy highway which ruined the tranquillity. The Japanese garden was the nicest but the standard was a bit low, but then winter didn't help. The antartic...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gardens were wonderful to walk around, beautiful in November spring weather. Cafe had closed, which was unfortunate as we were hoping to have afternoon tea there and enjoy the serenity.

Thank Courts_thoughts
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little botanical garden. Liked the Gardening Australia patch too. A bit of everything for everyone as theses types of places usually have. Just one caution. when you go to the pavilion for a coffee, beware, they serve supersized cups if you don't ask...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit the botanical gardens every time I am in hobart. Lovely place to spend an afternoon. Easy walk from hobart either via the intercity cycle way or the track past the aquatic center. There is parking if you drive. If you sit there for...More

Thank Cebbd
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Hi, I am thinking of visiting the RTBG on June 4, Sunday, is the time right for visiting the garden, given that it's winter time? thanks jasmine
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
Can you bring dogs?
1 April 2017|
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Response from Angele P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not allowed
Evan H
Is there parking at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens?
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