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 premier cool climate garden. For more than 200 years this 14-hectare site has nurtured rare plants, housed a thriving kitchen garden, and offered locals and travellers a place to gather and learn. Many unique collections are found here, including the only known Subantarctic Plant House, a large selection of Tasmanian native plants and a collection of significant heritage trees. There is an onsite restaurant, kiosk, and giftshop, and the site is a popular setting for events, meetings, and weddings.
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  • Mary Frances 30
    Bath, United Kingdom206 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • travelnomadNZ
    Cambridge, New Zealand3,756 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Olivia Hocroft
    Wollongong, Australia76 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 December 2023
  • SabineBogeCro
    Egham, United Kingdom570 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 January 2024
  • JaydeAmber
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gardens with cute wildlife
    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 :)
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 February 2024
  • nancyolah
    677 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best things in life are free!
    These lovely gardens are a calm, relaxing, and beautiful oasis mid way between central Hobart and the airport. Since we had a few extra hours before our 4 pm flight, we stopped for lunch at Succulent and spent about an hour in the gardens. We especially loved the water lily pond, the Tasmanian garden, and the huge grey alder. Such a lovely, well tended garden - and best of all, it’s free!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 April 2024
  • Jane L
    Hunter Valley, Australia425 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Jewel with Water Views
    We visited the gardens with a Shore Tour with P&O. There were two options for us to have a guided tour. We were lucky to have Eileen who showed us through the Tasmanian section of the garden and shared a wealth of knowledge about the resident flora. Our tour started around 9am so we were lucky to have the warm morning sun for us to walk around on. The footpaths are well maintained and designed in a way that the inclines are quite tolerable for a fairly unfit individual such as myself. There are a number of stairs, so be mindful should you have mobility restrictions. While we saw and learned a lot in the hour we were present, I would like to spend at least 2 hours visiting again to see the full gardens. Beautiful location, we will surely visit next time we are in Tasmania.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 April 2024
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livetotravel620
Perth, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
such a lovely place to spend an afternoon, even when there is light rain. so relaxing and pretty. very uplifting. also very clean and tidy. and the cafe was excellent, with super service and the best scones ever.
Written 8 June 2024
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176cathy
London, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Beautiful grounds with a huge variety of plants to see. Lovely atmosphere. Up there amongst the best, definitly worth a visit, and it's free too.
Written 14 May 2024
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Jane L
Hunter Valley, Australia425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We visited the gardens with a Shore Tour with P&O.
There were two options for us to have a guided tour. We were lucky to have Eileen who showed us through the Tasmanian section of the garden and shared a wealth of knowledge about the resident flora.
Our tour started around 9am so we were lucky to have the warm morning sun for us to walk around on.
The footpaths are well maintained and designed in a way that the inclines are quite tolerable for a fairly unfit individual such as myself. There are a number of stairs, so be mindful should you have mobility restrictions.
While we saw and learned a lot in the hour we were present, I would like to spend at least 2 hours visiting again to see the full gardens.
Beautiful location, we will surely visit next time we are in Tasmania.
Written 28 April 2024
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Stephen F
Bendigo, Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Gardens are magnificent & huge area
Buggy tour is highly recommended & tour guide was a wealth of knowledge
Japanese garden was the highlight plus Cold garden display of arctic plants was interesting
Written 22 April 2024
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nancyolah
Fort Mill, South Carolina677 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
These lovely gardens are a calm, relaxing, and beautiful oasis mid way between central Hobart and the airport. Since we had a few extra hours before our 4 pm flight, we stopped for lunch at Succulent and spent about an hour in the gardens. We especially loved the water lily pond, the Tasmanian garden, and the huge grey alder. Such a lovely, well tended garden - and best of all, it’s free!
Written 20 April 2024
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JeffB64CPR
Derby, UK269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Glorious gardens in a beautiful setting. The scenic sections provided lots of opportunities for family photos and a bride and groom on the day of our visit; lots of safe, open lawns for small children. For plant lovers, top quality, especially the focus on native species. Spectacular bird-life.
Written 17 March 2024
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Allan A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Very nice and well-kept gardens, with a good variety of themed collections. Some highlights for me were the lilly pond, the Japanese garden and the sub-arctic plant house. I highly recommend a visit.
Written 12 March 2024
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Mountainman827
Custer, SD1,312 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Not up to our expectations. Having toured so many beautiful gardens around the world expected more from a 200 year old garden. Being late in the summer plants usually are near end of season. Great park to wonder around just lower your expectations for lots of flowers
Written 6 March 2024
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JaydeAmber
43 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 29 February 2024
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dog
1 contribution
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 22 February 2024
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