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Sub-Antarctic Plant House

| Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6234 6299
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Very educational

Heading into here with a sensory child wasn't much fun 'it smells funny', 'it's too cold', ' I... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
Roz B
via mobile
Small but interesting

Even though there is a warning posted outside, to expect a sudden drop in temperature on entering... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
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| Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6234 6299
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Heading into here with a sensory child wasn't much fun 'it smells funny', 'it's too cold', ' I don't like the noises'...you get the idea. We turned it around. There's heaps for the kids to learn in this little exhibition.

Thank Roz B
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Even though there is a warning posted outside, to expect a sudden drop in temperature on entering the Sub-Antarctic plant house, those who set it up are kind to visitors: the temperature was set to 7°C rather than a truer 2°Antarctic Summer temp! The project...More

Thank F P
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We had heard the Botanical Gardens here were unique and this was a wonderful and unexpected experience.

Thank Cazivan
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We visited this plant house while visiting the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. It is a fascinating replica of a sub-Antarctic Island with plants from the region. It has been chilled down to provide the right environment and there is an audio track of seabird calls...More

Thank Janev_Australia
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Transported to the climate of the sub Antarctic on opening the entrance door with a rush of chilly air. A lot of thought has created an atmospheric setting with murals around the walls depicting the landscape, the sound of birds of the region and a...More

Thank Kaz N
Reviewed June 27, 2017

What a lovely break on hot day - open the door to the enclosed garden and a whoosh of cool air blows over you. Enjoyed looking at arctic plants and a nice break from a hot garden stroll.

Thank Boswella
Reviewed June 6, 2017

A small collection of exotic plants which we will never see in real life otherwise. It's fascinating to see such resilient flora that can survive in extremely cold and harsh condition.

Thank N0madatlarge
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Great for a summers day or to make winter feel like summer. Fortunately we had our Swiss gear on so felt at home, except for the wind. Must not miss this experience.

Thank raffles123
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Located in the Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, this special Plant House is filled with plants unique to the Sub-Antarctic area. As you enter, sound effects play and a harsh cold wind blows around, making you truly feel like you're in the Antarctic. The experience is short...More

Thank Belinda W
Reviewed May 23, 2017

if you're into your plants this place is pretty interesting. Little kids would enjoy the interactive experience.

Thank jdos05
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