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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

About Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Spanning 14 heart-stirring hectares, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens offers an immersive experience that can be tailored to your interests. Cultural heritage landscapes and historic trees abound, along with a visit to Gatekeeper’s Cottage and its picturesque walls. At the same time, nature lovers need to look no further than the diverse Tasmanian Collection or Greater Hobart Garden, housing local flora. Those feeling intrepid should also explore the Subantarctic Plant House for Macquarie Island’s windblown plants – all found within minutes of each other at this grand oasis in Tasmania! Discover something new as you wander through these enchanting gardens: their Visitor Centre awaits those seeking insight into their story before beginning their journey among horticultural history.

For a unique and picturesque experience, visit the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Established in 1818 and located on the banks of River Derwent, just outside Hobart CBD, this incredible site offers more than your typical botanic garden. From its breath-taking Lilly Pond to an array of captivating exhibits designed both by nature itself, as well as local artists, showcased at their visitor centre’s gallery, there is no place better for capturing all that Tasmania has to offer!

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What to do at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Uncover the hidden treasures and stories of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens with a 50-minute walking tour or an hour-long buggy journey. Let one of our passionate and knowledgeable guides take you through over 14 hectares of spectacular gardens while they share interesting facts, intriguing histories, and fascinating plant collections that make this place so unique. Tours departing daily at 10:30 am from the Hub near Main Gate – come explore!

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens offer a unique shopping experience featuring locally made botanically inspired gifts and keepsakes. Freshen up your home with beautiful homewares, or take something special for friends and family! When it’s time to sit back, relax and have some food – Succulent Restaurant provides scenic views accompanied by delicious meals, while Sprout Cafe offers tasty coffees & snacks.


One local company in Hobart that is involved in this tourist attraction;

Name: Excavation Hobart Experts

Address: 65-69 Letitia St, North Hobart TAS 7000

Telephone: (03) 6144 4087