Among the oldest in the world, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is home to a magnificent collection of conifers and cool temperate trees, many dating from the 19th century, as well as extensive gardens that embrace the flora of the Southern Hemisphere.

Botanic features include a special conservation selection of Tasmanian plants in an extensive collection of natives, many of them rare and threatened species. Here too, is the world’s only Subantarctic Plant House, housing the flora of Macquarie Island – a 128 square kilometre environment between Tasmania and Antarctica.

The Gardens are easily walkable, and within close proximity of Hobart’s eastern edge. These landscaped grounds over 14 hectares (35 acres) are also home to two remarkable convict-built walls and majestic entrance gates, a restaurant and shop, and furnish a popular setting for local events and weddings.