With its close proximity to the city of Hobart, broad sections of gently sloping grass and parking accessibility, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a popular venue for a wide variety of public events.

The grounds are suitable for music and theatre performances, festivals, concerts, exhibitions and community celebrations. While most such events are held during the day, the Gardens offers a venue for night-time activities too.

All events held at the Gardens are governed by legislation, guidelines and procedures designed to ensure the health and safety of the public and prevention of damage to the Gardens.

Event organisers proposing an event at the Gardens should contact the Gardens’ Marketing and Events Officer well in advance of the proposed date. A detailed written proposal will be required. If a proposal is accepted, the event organiser will be required to enter into a formal license agreement with the Gardens.

A set of guidelines is available to assist event organisers in presenting proposals for special events to be held at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. (Link) The Gardens Guidelines for Major Event Organisers

For more information, please contact the Gardens’ administration on 03 6166 0451.

For small, private events for up to 100 people, such as weddings and product launches, please see our Venue Hire page.

Major Events

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a popular venue for a wide variety of public events including performances, festivals, concerts, exhibitions and community celebrations.

All events held at the Gardens are governed by legislation, guidelines and procedures designed to ensure the health and safety of the public and prevention of damage to the Gardens.

Information for Major Event Organisers

Event organisers wishing to propose an event for the Gardens should contact the Gardens’ Marketing and Events Officer well in advance of the proposed date. A detailed written proposal will be required. If a proposal is accepted, the event organiser will be required to enter into a formal license agreement with the Gardens.

The Gardens Guidelines for Major Event Organisers

These guidelines are designed to assist event organisers in presenting proposals for special events to be held at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. They detail the kind of information that is useful to the RTBG in assessing whether your event will be given approval.

For more information, please contact the Gardens’ administration on 03 6166 0451.

Small Events

For small, private events for up to 100 people, such as weddings and launches, see our Venue Hire page.