The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are located in Hobart, Tasmania’s harbour side capital city.
Established in 1818 on the western banks of the Derwent River, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens covers 13.5 hectares and showcases 6,500 species and varieties of plants, including over 400 Tasmanian species.
The Friends of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens can provide trained and knowledgeable guides to take groups through the Gardens.
You can take a guided tour to see features including the largest public conifer collection in the southern hemisphere including Wollemi pines, the peaceful Japanese garden and stunning Conservatory. Breathe in the perfume of the traditional herb garden and visit the Tasmanian Community Food Garden.
The Gardens also has a seasonal display of annuals, including a breathtaking spring tulip display-focus of the yearly Spring Community Festival.
Learn about the fascinating cultural and social history of the Gardens and get the most from your visit. Experience weather conditions and plants from Macquarie Island in the Subantarctic Plant House and delight in the dazzling display of the Conservatory.
Tour organisers and coach operators – consider the added enjoyment your guests will gain from a guided tour of the Gardens with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.
You can browse the range of Gardening tools, books and seeds, exclusive Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens souvenirs and giftware in the Botanical Shop, or enjoy a meal or snack in the Gardens restaurant and kiosk.
Contact the Gardens for details and arrangements or visit the Gardens informative website.