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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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“lily pond”(61 reviews)
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is Australia's second-oldest established in 1818. These gardens are home to the largest collection of mature conifers in the Southern Hemisphere and it also has the only subantarctic plant house in the world. A...more
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Queens Domain | Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6166 0451
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited during our first day in Hobart in the late afternoon. Nice garden with different segments, such as Japanese Garden, French Garden, etc. There are also vegetable and herbs plantations. It’s a lovely place for people who love gardens, plants and nature.

Thank Antonio_Yong
Reviewed 5 days ago

easy walk from the central city. helpful staff. Spring flowering trees and plants in bloom - a real picture. A great diversity of plants

Thank JudyB2749
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely gardens laid out out so that all are easily accessible. Lots of areas with shade from beautiful trees to enable visitors to sit and just take in the sounds of the lovely birds,. See the ducks swim in their pond. Visit the Fuschia house...More

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit despite the less than favorable weather including rain, cold and wind. IT is a medium sized garden, with a good selection. Paths are well maintained, and lots of maintained grassed areas for picnics or groups of people. It is well...More

Thank queenanttraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Japanese Garden was our favourite as it was beautifully designed. If you want photos, it maybe better to visit 4th week September when plants & flowers wake up enough to flower. It was disappointing that the Lily Pond exhibit was drained for maintenance works...More

Thank Bel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice place to visit if having a picnic with youngsters, plenty of room to run around. Lunch room has a very nice outlook but tends to be cool in atmosphere and is expensive - stop trying to be "fine dining" its a lunch spot for...More

Thank braap2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not enough superlatives to describe this place. Beautifully laid out and so easy to walk around assisted by the helpful and friendly staff and volunteers.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent some time here on our recent visit to Hobart. Beautiful gardens, easy to get around but there are some hills. Loved the vege patch! Interesting plants.

Thank NthQueenslanders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to visit, the staff were very good, they knew their stuff which made it easy to find what we wanted to see. Everything was marked out and signed appropriately. It was an easy walk to and from the city. I recommend it...More

Thank AndrewTowers1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy walking to a variety of plant 'rooms' including the Japanese and New Zealand gardens. Some interesting heritage structures as well as the glorious new lily pads. A terrific gift/coffee shop without the usual run-of-the-mill fare. I bought some unusual seeds as a lasting memory...More

Thank Wombateous
toryross, Manager at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope the seeds bloom well.

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31 May 2017|
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Response from Patricia D | Reviewed this property |
Hobart Botanic Gardens would be perfect at any time of the year - in my opinion it is on par with Kew Gardens, which is very high praise. Just dress warmly, in layers and have a super time.
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Response from Angele P | Reviewed this property |
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Response from AlanT113 | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking is available, as far as I recall its free, hope this helps....alan