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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Free admission
Lower Domain Rd, Queens Domain, Australia, TAS 7000

The basics

Stroll around the gardens at your own pace or join a guided tour to learn more about the different plant and flower varieties from around the world. Highlights include the Japanese Garden, the French Memorial Garden, the traditional herb garden, and the lily pond, which blooms with over 20 different varieties of lilies throughout spring and summer. Spot rare plants from Macquarie Island at the Subantarctic Plant House; admire historic landmarks such as Arthur Wall and the Anniversary Arch; or dine at the on-site restaurant, where food is sourced from the Tasmanian Community Food Garden.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Hobart

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Private Golf Buggy Tour of Botanical Gardens
Joanne_C, Jun 2022
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
We had a very enjoyable and informative buggy tour of the Botanical Gardens. Our driver Graeme was extremely amiable and very knowledgeable. He was a volunteer. The Antarctic section was amazing with plants from Macquarie Island. The snow tipped Mount Wellington was in view always Well worth visiting. We then walked back to Hobart city. It was an easy 30 minute walk down hill.
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Stunning
Daniel_W, May 2022
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
An amazing day with very knowledgeable staff about the history of the stunning gardens and Hobart. I would recommend to any visitor or local that would like to learn about this
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great tour
Sandra_G, May 2022
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
The travel guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Very interesting facts about the botantical gardens and history.
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Yes do this enjoyable tour
Marisa_S, Mar 2022
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
Excellent tour, knowledgeable guide, brought the gardens to life, highly recommend. Well worth doing before enjoying a picnic in the park.
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Fabulous tour
Julie_S, Mar 2022
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
Tour guide Kris was just lovely. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Spectacular gardens, so pleased we did this. The essence of Hobart.
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Hobart history comes alive!
MarieAnne_R, Jan 2022
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
Diane was a fabulous guide. Very knowledgeable & enthusiast. Enjoyed the tour very much & would rwcommend it to any history enthusiasts.
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Beautiful and interesting
Kate_H, Jan 2022
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
This was a fascinating insight into the history of the gardens. Incredible floral displays and wonderful old trees ( the 200 year old cork tree was a highlight).
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The displays and your guide
Paul_M, Nov 2020
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
Excelente tour guide and displays . Beautiful breakfast and caring staff Clean well serviced toilets
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A fantastic wander through the park.
Darren_S, Dec 2021
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
An extremely interesting and informative stroll around the gardens. A fabulous way to learn the history of the gardens and to gain insight into the more significant trees, plants and display objects therein. Highly recommended!
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Very experienced tour...
connie_b, Nov 2021
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
Very experienced tour guide. A beautiful way to get to know the gardens. Would recommend even if you are a local.
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Walking tour Hobart Botanical gardens
Julie, May 2021
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
Esther the guide made the tour interesting and related to what we were seeing. Great value for money. I would highly recommend this tour.
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A highlight
tracey_l, May 2021
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
Les was a fantastic guide. Incredibly knowledgeable about the gardens history and features. The experience has been the highlight of our visit. The gardens arr beautiful and the views spectacular. Easy to find and the free six hour parking allows you to explore without worry.
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Things to know before you go

*The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are a fun destination for kids, who will enjoy exploring the ponds, bridges, and winding walkways. *There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome. *There is a restaurant, gift shop, and picnic areas at the gardens; most of the paths and greenhouses are easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to get there

The gardens are located on Lower Domain Road in Queens Domain, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of downtown Hobart. There is no public transport directly to the park, but it’s an about 5-minute drive or taxi ride from downtown, and free parking is available. Active types can also walk up to the gardens—about a 20-minute walk from the center.

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When to get there

The botanical gardens are open daily all year round, although closing times vary throughout the year. If you can, it’s worth revisiting to experience the gardens’ changing seasons, from springtime blooms to colorful fall foliage. In the summer months, opt for a morning visit to make the most of the cooler weather, then stick around to enjoy a picnic or lunch at the restaurant.

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