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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Queens Domain, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
03-6234 6299
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Ranked #6 of 69 Attractions in Hobart
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens in Hobart are situated on the eastern edge of the city, overlooking the Derwent River and the Tasman Bridge. As... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

beautiful 19th century gardens. lovely old speciimens inclding of rare trees that I had not seen before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went on a wet and chilly day so there weren't many people around but that did not upset the fact that the gardens were gorgeous. Really impressed by the variety of themes, so many little areas to explore, everything was well looked after. Worth a visit!

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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Just the most beautiful botanic gardens! With the temperate climate that Tasmania enjoys, these gardens are stunning in any season. Autumn is my favourite - so many gorgeous trees turning their colours and dropping leaves. It is a manageable size with so many different feature gardens - the Japanese garden and French memorial garden are not be missed. Also, the... More

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Newcastle
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Wellingtonia Gigantia at the entrance are not to be missed, as was the orchid house built from reclaimed sandstone from the old Hobart Hospital.

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Wollongong, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a sunny winters day so walked from central Hobart to the gardens along the Soldiers Walk. About half an hours walk depending on how many soldiers stories you read.The conservatory is just lovely with fantastic orchids in August! We also enjoyed the community garden for some inspiration in our vege patch at home. Just to sit with a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have loved the RTBG since I was a child. Now living interstate my visits are sporadic, but I am never disappointed. The conservatory, plantings, the fantastic walls, cafe and special exhibits are memorable. This visit I really enjoyed visiting the Macquarie Island exhibit, complete with sub-Antarctic winds, dampness and sound. It was also good to see "the patch" from... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fantastic gardens even on a cold wet day. The cafe is very well priced and the food is great. Made us want to explore our local gardens with the kids

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens. We unloaded ourselves from the "hop on hop off" bus when it reached our destination for the day, and as we strode down the leaf littered pathway, we were full of expectation for this iconic venue. It was overcast as we approached the main gates, and what gates! Large, wrought iron, beautifully decorated, magnificent, it was... More

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Maleny, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Taking a moment to enjoy these gardens and cafe, made my day. I enjoyed a light lunch first and then browsed through the Antarctic plant room, Chinese gardens, hot house and herb and vegetable gardens. Such variety within a relatively small, easy walking area. Smelling all those fragrance and then standing under the 140 year old American Red Wood trees... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Little cottage with museum-style information re the area's heritage also available & a nice gift shop.The restaurant I don't recommend due to the lack of variety & hefty price tags attached.

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