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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Address: Queens Domain, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03-6234 6299
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8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Description: Australia’s second-oldest, these gardens are home to the largest...
Australia’s second-oldest, these gardens are home to the largest collection of mature conifers in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission

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No Hot Coffee

Beautiful. Very much impressed by the Tasmanian Community Food Garden, formerly known as Pete's patch. And in the Sub Antarctic Plant House we spent a fascinating few minutes in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Very much impressed by the Tasmanian Community Food Garden, formerly known as Pete's patch. And in the Sub Antarctic Plant House we spent a fascinating few minutes in an environment we couldn't stand for very long. Would have deserved a hot coffee Our only disappointment was the Botanical Restaurant was closed for renovation and no hot coffee was available.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Took a quick tour of these gorgeous botanical gardens. They were fantastic. Very well maintained with a touch of ruggedness in some areas. Various themed gardens, sub antarctic plants, rose gardens as well as a beautiful little building with a fountain. I would absolutely recommend this attraction.

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Gunnedah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We did a half day us tour which allowed 40 minutes at the gardens Have to go back because just not long enough to take in all the magnificent gardens. Just loved it

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Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Seriously! I can't think of an instance I regretted a Botans trip. Hobart's are notable for raucous birdlife, a Sub-Antarctic Cold House, and beautiful brick walls partitioning the Gardens and the Government House. Plus river views, potoroos, and sunny sprawling greens.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a beautiful day walking through the gardens enjoying the Macquarie Island exhibit. The lady that met us at the gate was extremely friendly and informative . We strolled through the gardens and then had a lovely lunch at the cafe.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Well laid out, plenty of benches, paths for meandering, and an added bonus, shaded areas to get out of the sun. Floral displays are well identified. When we visited there were many people but it did not seem crowded at all. Japanese garden is a delight, lots of shading and the water feature is excellent. The brick wall with the... More 

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Spring Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well worth a visit. The wisteria arbour is sublime. Haven't had a chance to dine at the cafe yet but will try on my next visit. A beautiful place to spend a half day.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

As locals, we regularly take our family to the RTBG. It's conveniently located a few minutes' drive from the CBD, or a moderately long walk past the Aquatic Centre and through Soldiers' Walk. The red double decker buses also pass by here. You can plan a visit if you are heading to/from Hobart Airport, as it is just near the... More 

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A beautiful set of gardens in a beautiful spot by the river. Wonderful for a day's outing....... the Japanese Garden within is so serene with lovely peaceful water features. Lots of lawns for the kids to run around on after a picnic lunch or dining in the enclosed restaurant. A must see when visiting Hobart - not far from the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Hobart Botanical Gardens was one of the best we've been to. Not too big, just big enough to spend a relaxing day. Lots of unique plants. The lily pond is highly recommended, must see! It's sooooo beautiful, just like a painting. The Japanese garden is serene. Bring your camera. What the kids enjoyed was the fruit and vegie garden,... More 

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