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Sub-Antarctic Plant House

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Address: | Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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+61 3 6234 6299

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My only chance to see Antarctic plants and what a great display they have put together at the Botanical gardens.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jim H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My only chance to see Antarctic plants and what a great display they have put together at the Botanical gardens.

Thank Jim H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Who knew there was such a variety of plants growing in Antarctica. Fascinating place also a nice place to escape the heat of the day.

Thank 145Gail
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered into the Plant House at the suggestion of the guide at the entrance. Not sure what to expect we were fascinated by the display and all the information that went with it. being a warm day (or a hot day by Hobart standards) we were grateful for the respite from the heat provided by the Sub-Antarctic temperatures!

Thank glutenfreegirl2016
Kirribilli, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting stop on our wander through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Be warned that the air inside is truly sub-antarctic. It's only a small exhibit, but it's fascinating to see the kind of flora that thrives in these conditions.

Thank Toadguts
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If it is hot when you visit the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take a brief respite in the Sub Antarctic Plant House where it is always chilly and slightly breezy to provide the misty conditions for these fascinating plants to survive. Replicating conditions in Sub Antarctic locations, this small exhibit provides a glimpse of sights and sounds of the subantarctic... More 

Thank Liz H
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small plant house inside the botanical gardens, would not really call this a main attraction of the gardens. The inside walls were well-painted with the effects coming out brilliantly life-like in photos. Small board-walk inside. It contains plants native to Macquarie Island, and islands closer to the Antarctic than Tasmania. Not worth the trip to the gardens... More 

Thank Karen Y
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a big area but it is a "plant house". Well painted with example of plant and penguins and made to feel chilly too. worth a visit

Thank Jenny W
Cooma, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great educational and interesting experience walking through the Sun Antarctic Plant House. Was interesting to see what grows in those conditions, the sounds, the climate, the wind. Highly recommend for something unique and educational.

Thank Allysiak
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small building located in the gardens contains plants and mosses native to Macquarie island. This is somewhat interesting, especially having visited Mawson's hut and heard about the significance of the island. Takes 15 minutes or so. There are cafes, bathrooms etc nearby in the botanical gardens.

Thank NottinghamJeF55
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

In a remote corner of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens you will find the unique Sub-Antarctic Plant House. It houses the world’s first display of the flora to be found on Macquarie Island and some other islands that are mostly closer to Antarctica than Tasmania. The plants are housed in a small but specialised climate controlled building. We had not... More 

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