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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Address: Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number: 61361660451
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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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Perfect place for kids with grandparents

This is a lovely place to take children. Safe from cars, out in the open, ducks to watch (but not to feed - by Gardens' request). There are nooks and crannies to explore, a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely place to take children. Safe from cars, out in the open, ducks to watch (but not to feed - by Gardens' request). There are nooks and crannies to explore, a small lake with water lilies, paths winding through shrubbery, autumn leaves in season, a gorgeous Japanese garden, an atmospheric fernery, Pete's veggie patch now capably managed... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old gardens by Australian standards with huge conifers and a large range of plants. Also a Japanese Garden planted in the early 1980s. The duck pond was my special spot.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Relatively small for a capital city botanical gardens, whic actually makes it easy to get around. Plants are well labled and tended. The highlite for me was the Sub-Antartic plant house. Temperature controlled down to the temperatures required for these unique plants. The blast of cold air and the chill factor combined with the sound track or Antartic animals and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The blossom is out, the bulbs are out and the food in the restaurant is good. My grand-daughter loved it all

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Thank Charlotte S
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All year round the Botanical gardens have plants in bloom to greet the visitor. Appear from the flora you are greeted by the sounds of local birds as they feast on the nectar's of the garden. If you look hard you may also see some of the local wild life as they dine on the variety of plants. The gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous gardens, very calming to walk with your significant other and just chat while taking in tye wonderfull scenery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning location and a tribute to the flora history of Hobart, both Australian and international influences. The Japanese Garden was beautiful. It was quiet and calm when we went and we could easily wander around the gardens in about an hour or so. If I lived in Hobart, I'd come here often.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely stroll with a great variety of plants and kids liked the ducks. Free and can spend as long or short as you want there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hobarts Botanical Garden is a real surprise. It sits unassumingly at the edge of the CBD, within walking distance from HGC and Constitution Dock. Getting to it by car is a bit confusing but worth the effort. Peter Cundles' gardens, various displays, peace and quiet and expanses of grounds invite a return. At varying times seedlings are available including specialized... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Are you looking for somewhere peaceful? The Hobart Botanic Gardens is a beautiful and tranquil space over a huge expanse of land. Allow your mind to wander as you wander the gardens. There are pathways and ramps to allow those with mobility issues access to most areas or for those feeling like they really want to step out try taking... More 

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