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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Address: Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6234 6299
08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30

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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The gardens are well planned and well maintained was th good labelling. There is lots to see. For our visit the mixed herbaceous borders were looking good and also the rose... read more

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Madalyn H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gardens are well planned and well maintained was th good labelling. There is lots to see. For our visit the mixed herbaceous borders were looking good and also the rose gardens. The subantarctic house is a must. We took a taxi to reach the gardens but walked back into town via the soldiers memorial walk which was a pleasant... More 

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Trafalgar, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These botanical gardens are about 30 min walk from Hobart CBD. The area is compact and has a range of gardens and a very good restaurant. Highly recommended for the whole family.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my third time in the gardens and given the opportunity would visit many times more. Free entry. I could go on and on how stunning this place is, but do yourself a favour and go and experience it. In my opinion, the best Botanical gardens ever.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful well manicured gardens with lots of interesting plants and areas to explore. One suggestion would be that they need more maps around the place so you can figure out how to get around more easily. The bus stop near the entrance is perfect for those who tire themselves out walking around and need to catch a ride back into... More 

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Walcha, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Botanical Gardens on one of our guided bus tours! Beautifully maintained cold climate Gardens! Well worth a visit and a great asset to a beautiful city!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hobart's botanical gardens are definitely worth a visit. They gardens are well maintained, very diverse, and most plants and trees have a tag so at least you know what you're looking at. Entry fee is up to you decide. The only downside is that it's located along the highway, and the noise can be disturbing at times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an enjoyable afternoon stroll around these gardens - took about 3 hours to see everything, including a few stops sitting in shady spots with a good view. We particularly enjoyed the fuscias, the rose gardens, and the food garden. Free entry with a gold coin donation for maps towards upkeep.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Since we had about 6 hours to amuse ourselves before we could check into our accommodation, we chose this lovely sunny day to walk around the gorgeous botanic gardens. We saw just about every inch of it and thought it was the best wasy to spend a morning, an afternoon or even a full day! Don't miss it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the Botanical Gardens when you visit Hobart. The waterlily pond will remind you of Monet and overall it is a lovely experience well worth an hour or so of your time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the gardens later in the afternoon. The road noise from the main road at the bottom of the garden did break the peace of the garden. The garden is small but had a lovely display of roses and beautiful trees. A nice break from the heat of the day and the city. I caught a taxi there from... More 

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