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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.

 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

Enrolment open for Cert II & III Accredited Courses 



You can now study Certificate II & III in the surrounds of one of the State’s best gardening classrooms with the introduction of nationally accredited training courses at the Gardens.

The Gardens in partnership with the GlobalNet Academy (RTO No 60058) are offering a Nationally Accredited training course in Horticulture. Designed to offer participants a unique and practical learning experience including working onsite at the Gardens. The course covers two Certificates in Horticulture

The course will be offered as a flexible delivery program format 2 days per week over 30 weeks starting 2013.   

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

  • Time for a Tree Change?

    22 Jan 2014 to 08 Feb 2014

    Love gardening and want to know more? Training options, nationally recognised Hort Cert 2 & 3 Position vacant, Hort specialist & Administration

  • Shakespeare in the Gardens

    07 Feb 2014 to 01 Mar 2014, 7pm

    Be enchanted by the Botanical Gardens at night, pack a picnic and come along to be swept up in “The Dream”

  • Shakespeare Garden Tour

    02 Nov 2013 to 01 Mar 2014, 10:00am

    A walking tour of the Gardens about plants in Shakespeare’s works, life and times.


    03 Oct 2012 to 31 Oct 2015, All day

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