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“Lunch time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Queens Domain, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
03-6234 6299
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Owner description: Australia’s second-oldest, these gardens are home to the largest collection of mature conifers in the Southern Hemisphere.
Hobart, Australia
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“Lunch time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Lovely meal and a great setting in the centre of the Botanical Gardens in Hobart. A place to truly relax over a nice meal. A walk in the gardens after lunch is a must.

Visited September 2012
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“A delightful oasis by a beautiful river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Hobart Botanical Gardens are an absolute delight, particularly in Spring and early summer. Their rose and iris displays are stunning riots of colour. We particularly enjoyed the Japanese garden with its water features and pavilion, right next to the French fountain.
One unusual feature of the Gardens is the sub-antarctic room which is chilled to represent the damp and mossy environment of Australia's sub-antarctic islands in the Southern Ocean.
We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon tea in the restaurant with spectacular views over the gardens and the Derwent River.
While the Gardens are close to the city, we would recommend taking a taxi. We found our walk over several steep hills and down a bush track rather taxing. The Gardens themselves are also built into the side of a steep hill.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Very well maintained gardens. Take a look at Pete's veggie garden, very informative.
Short walking distance from Hobart center.

Visited December 2012
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“Good for free”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

There's not much open on Christmas day in Hobart but the gardens are, and they're free (gold coin donations welcomed). Well kept and plenty of space to picnic.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful day in the park - Cafe very average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I would suggest taking your own picnic as the service at the cafe is average. The gardens are beautiful, lots to see and experience. Will also be lovely once the carousel is back up and running. Well worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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