Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens - Magnificent in Every Season!

New Website COMING SOON

The Gardens are currently developing a new website that will better showcase our resources and significant contribution to Tasmania. This is expected to be online early in the new financial year, stay tuned!

The sheltered, landscaped grounds of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens hold historic plant collections and a large number of significant trees, many dating from the nineteenth century.

It also has an increasing number of important conservation collections of Tasmanian plants and the world's only Subantarctic Plant House.

Prior to European settlement local Aboriginal tribes used the site, and traces of their occupation are still apparent. A number of historic structures, including two convict-built walls, date back to the Gardens' earliest days.

The Botanical Gardens Restaurant, in one of the loveliest locations for any restaurant in Tasmania, combines with an extensive program of activities and events as well as year-round displays combine to offer the visitor a great Tasmanian experience.

 Education and training at the Gardens

The Gardens offer a number of new horticulture and living education programs. These affordable new programs feature outstanding experiences with some of Tasmania’s leading specialists and professionals in their fields. 

For more information and booking on courses contact the RTBG now 6236 3050

Do you love your Botanical Gardens?

Would you like to be an important part of the Gardens experience?

Your Gardens needs you!

Do you love your Botanical Gardens

Friends of the Gardens Garden Explorer

The Friends of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are happy to offer a new guided tour serive for those with limited mobility. Bookings require two days notice.

Guided Tours

 

RTBG Strategic Master Plan

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) Strategic Master Plan has been designed to guide The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) through the next 20 years.

The Plan was formulated in accordance with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Act 2002.  Thoese plans can be downloaded below:
Strategic Master Plan 2009
Living Collections Report
Interpretations Plan

What's on at the Gardens this month

  • Down to Earth

    19 Aug 2014 to 30 Sep 2014, 1pm till 2:00pm

    Practical, cost effective gardening programs For the home and community. Hands on learning with professional experts Learning sessions from August to October

  • Free Horticulture Courses for Women

    05 Sep 2014 to 07 Nov 2014

    The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and a Tasmanian training organisation are partnering to bring free horticulture courses for women to the Huon Valley.

  • Free Horticulture Courses offered in Smithton and the Derwent Valley

    25 Aug 2014 to 08 Dec 2014

    The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and a Tasmanian training organisation are partnering to bring free horticulture courses to students in Smithton and the Derwent Valley.

  • THE BURROW

    01 Apr 2014 to 31 Oct 2015, All day

    The Burrow is a special space full of donated books and records for people to read and enjoy.