A winter stroll through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Established in the earliest days of European settlement, the Gardens were first a place to study the growth of plants and trees in the local climate in order to develop crops to feed the colony.

Primarily known as a place of reflection and relaxation, staff at the Botanical Gardens continue to develop our understanding of our local ecology as well as conserving Tasmania’s unique plant species.

Located on Queens Domain on the shores of the River Derwent, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is both a heritage site, a place for cultural events and recreation as well as a hub for ongoing scientific and conservation work.

Food garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Food garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Brassica growing in the food garden, Royal Tasmanian Botanical
Brassica growing in the food garden, Royal Tasmanian Botanical
Get a taste of Macquarie Island inside the Subantarctic Plant House, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Get a taste of Macquarie Island inside the Subantarctic Plant House, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Inside the Sub-Antarctic Plant House at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Inside the Sub-Antarctic Plant House at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
The Conservatory at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
The Conservatory at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Orchids in the Conservatory, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Orchids in the Conservatory, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Orchids in the Conservatory, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Orchids in the Conservatory, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Inside the Conservatory at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Inside the Conservatory at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
The view from under the Cork Oak (Quercus suber), Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
The view from under the Cork Oak (Quercus suber), Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Magnolia blooms, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Magnolia blooms, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
A memorial to a much loved blue gum by sculptor Marcus Tatton, at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
A memorial to a much loved blue gum by sculptor Marcus Tatton, at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Winter in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Winter in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Dead tree branches and oyster shell middens on the foreshore adjacent to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Dead tree branches and oyster shell middens on the foreshore adjacent to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
The flowering of the wattle marks the end of winter in Australia
The flowering of the wattle marks the end of winter in Australia
Red bridge in the Japanese Garden, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Red bridge in the Japanese Garden, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
View of Mount Wellington / kunanyi from the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
View of Mount Wellington / kunanyi from the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Entrance to the Japanese Garden, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Entrance to the Japanese Garden, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Stephen Walker's memorial to French exploration of the Southern Ocean at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Stephen Walker’s memorial to French exploration of the Southern Ocean at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Stephen Walker's memorial to French exploration of the Southern Ocean at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Stephen Walker’s memorial to French exploration of the Southern Ocean at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
An impressive arbour in the herbaceous border, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
An impressive arbour in the herbaceous border, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
A shady spot to relax, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
A shady spot to relax, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens