Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens - Magnificent in Every Season!

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.

Our restaurant and kiosk will be closed from Sunday the 1st of March for renovations

We have ice-cream and drinks available at the Botanical Shop

We apologise for any inconvenience

Botanical Shop

Botanical Shop open 9:30am – 5p,m 7 days a week

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.  These plans can be downloaded below:
Strategic Master Plan 2009
Living Collections Report
Interpretations Plan

What's on at the Gardens this month

  • Shakespeare in the Gardens

    06 Feb 2015 to 28 Feb 2015, 7pm

    The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare's first comedy, and definitely one of his funniest. Done in Bollywood style this production promises plenty of colour and movement.


    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.