Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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  • Ken808
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Spot
    This is a lovely garden to visit with many different sections connected by intricate pathways. It is a great place to visit in Hobart if you are looking for a more relaxing day in between longer day tours to Bruny Island or Port Arthur. The Japanese garden stood out as particularly memorable. One section has nice views overlooking the Derwent River.
    Visited August 2022
    Written March 19, 2023
  • PeterLangston
    Tamworth, Australia1,005 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant Displays
    The TBG are set on a hillside above the Derwent within a bushy area of public land known as the Queens Domain and dedicated to the people of Hobart. Government House is its neighbour. The gardens are the second oldest public garden, having been established in 1816, only two years after the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. There is a mixture of rare and common, endemic and exotic plants, set out along sweeping walkways and with several micro-environments established within. It’s not all flowers and colour but there are lots of trees from all corners of earth. Some of the giant American conifers dwarfed other trees. You are met inside the gate after your fee-less entry, by volunteers manning “The Hub” and according to your needs and desires, directed to those parts of the garden which will satisfy you. After wandering for an hour, we found a park bench off by the Eardley Wilmot Wall, looking down across a long slope of lawn. Behind us, we could hear the jazz playing as part of a wine tasting festival which we later saw attendees being frisked for and having their bags searched. After lunch, we wandered further up the hill and through the area where Peter Cundall of Gardening Australia fame had established raised garden beds and regularly used to record segments for the show. A younger presenter still records for the show there. The Conservatory was our last garden to be viewed: a beautiful old sandstone building with a variety of plants who need things to be a little warmer. Of particular note was an entire section devoted to bromeliads.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 27, 2023
  • Ray
    Shanghai, China13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When you have time, spend 1.5 - 3 hours there
    the Botanical Garden is within short driving distance from downtown. There are different zones for specific type of garden style. Due to limited time, we only visited the Japanese garden and fruit tree zone.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 19, 2023
  • Hotairballoon
    Paris, France55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Green Garden
    A must see when you visit Tasmanian. One of my favourite experiences. Lots of wonderful gardens and things to see. I went late in the afternoon so there was not many people and I would recommend going late and getting a single ticket from the hop on hop off bus.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 2, 2023
  • Liliana
    Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grab your picnic basket and come to the Botanical Gardens Hobart,
    The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a must if your visiting Tasmania, The gardens are situated in the central part of Hobart and is a great place to sit down a grab a picnic or have a look at the pristine wildlife. The garden is protected and is filled with appealing wildflowers. And make sure to have a look at the amazing gift shop and get some flavorful-tasting ice cream. The gardens is suitable for kids and couples and is a perfect spot to relax, The garden is satisfactory for anyone at any ages. The Royal Botanical Gardens is a must if you're going to Tasmania.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 12, 2023
  • Mary Frances 30
    Bath, United Kingdom199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful walk in Spring time.
    Wonderful well kept gardens. Full of Spring colours and fresh flowers. Even though we had sunshine and showers we had a great walk around the gardens. We were lucky enough to experience the spring blooms. The gardens were not busy and we arrived on the hop on hop off bus.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • travelnomadNZ
    Cambridge, New Zealand3,616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning collection of Gardens and Plants
    Well blown away. Not what we expected. Loved the layout for each section. So many places to visit and you would not see it all. Hints: take your time and do not rush. Allow more time. Good footwear, sunscreen and a good camera
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Olivia Hocroft
    Wollongong, Australia47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice relaxing spot
    Nice Gardens, well maintained. Pretty standard as far as botanic gardens however they have a 'sub antarctic' house which as really cool and I havent seen this anywhere else! We found little painted rocks throughout the garden which was fun and rehid them! The gardens felt a bit small and we got through it pretty quick but was a nice morning stroll.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 4, 2023
  • Rhonda D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relax, Ruminate and Reflect
    The perfect way to spend a warm afternoon. Beautiful and tranquil setting with ample spots to relax, ruminate and reflect. Travel to and from with Red Decker was convenient and a wonderful way to finish up our 48 hour pass. Young families and the not-so-young, appreciating the on-going commitment to present such a gorgeous natural canvas.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 14, 2023
  • SabineBogeCro
    Egham, United Kingdom274 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful collection of Tasmania's finest.
    We walked from the city centre to the Botanical Gardens and arrived not long after opening - it was peaceful and tranquil, and hardly anyone around, although it had got busier by the time we left. It's a beautiful collection of Tasmanian plants, with a wide variety of plants and plenty of information. We spotted wildlife around the gardens, and it was a lovely taste of the Tasmanian natural beauty we would encounter on our holiday through the state following our time in Hobart. We had some drinks at the café and the terrace affords lovely views over the gardens.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 17, 2024
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JaydeAmber
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Not the biggest gardens but definitely very beautiful! Being from QLD we seldom see bunnies around, but little bunnies and ducklings were all over the place (bunnies are probably a pest but gorgeous nonetheless) the variety of plants was amazing and some of the old trees were awe inspiring. Worth a couple hour stroll for sure, and free to get in :)
Written February 29, 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Best BG I have seen in Oz.
Loved the Japanese garden and the vege garden didn't disappoint after many years of watching GA.
Great intro from Royal Roy.
Written February 22, 2024
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Neil L
Lake Forest, IL26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We love visiting different botanical gardens and this one did not disappoint. Lovely gardens that were well maintained and arranged. Great place to spend several hours in the afternoon.
Written February 19, 2024
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SabineBogeCro
Egham, UK274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We walked from the city centre to the Botanical Gardens and arrived not long after opening - it was peaceful and tranquil, and hardly anyone around, although it had got busier by the time we left.

It's a beautiful collection of Tasmanian plants, with a wide variety of plants and plenty of information. We spotted wildlife around the gardens, and it was a lovely taste of the Tasmanian natural beauty we would encounter on our holiday through the state following our time in Hobart.

We had some drinks at the café and the terrace affords lovely views over the gardens.
Written January 17, 2024
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Mark H
Kariong, Australia185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Great location and well presented / maintained Botanical garden. The highlights had to be the flower clock and the sub-antartic building.
It was a beautiful day and we walked around all of the gardens which are on the side of a hill.
Written January 4, 2024
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Rhonda D
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The perfect way to spend a warm afternoon. Beautiful and tranquil setting with ample spots to relax, ruminate and reflect. Travel to and from with Red Decker was convenient and a wonderful way to finish up our 48 hour pass. Young families and the not-so-young, appreciating the on-going commitment to present such a gorgeous natural canvas.
Written December 15, 2023
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O8588ORclairec
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Beautiful, peaceful and a perfect place for kids to run around. Definitely go, and enjoy the bliss that comes with free beautiful outdoor spaces.
Written December 9, 2023
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I was hanging about in town waiting to pick someone up so went to the lower entrance carpark and had a walk around. It is lovely and on a hot day the subantarctic house is great as it is 6 degC.
Written December 6, 2023
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hollyy614
Dallas, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was not sure what to expect. I thought manicured gardens but I didn’t realize the vast holdings. It is historical, patterned, most of all, wilder area where I felt I was in a wonderful forest, often dotted by beds of bright flowers, many of which I’d never seen before. I was not able to visit the vast natural areas of Tasmania but I felt parts of this park reflected those. I’m thinking of changing my other plans here to return. It’s just 10-15 minutes away from the cbd but I was in another wonderful world! Please go. You won’t regret it!
Written December 3, 2023
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Margot Lola
Brisbane, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Wonderful park on the hill with wide variety of plants and trees including oak trees, pines, ferns, native flowers, herbs, absolutely magical. Lots of small animals and birds too.
Written December 2, 2023
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