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 Gardens combines a program of activities and events with year-round displays to offer visitors a great Tasmanian experience.
The Gardens restaurant is temporarily closed
Coffee, snack food, drinks and ice-creams are available in the Visitor’s Centre. Our restaurant and kiosk are closed for renovations.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Do you love your Botanical Gardens?
Would you like to be an important part of the Gardens experience?
Your Gardens needs you!
Friends of the Gardens Garden Explorer
The Friends of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are happy to offer a new guided tour service for those with limited mobility. Bookings require two days notice.
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