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Can we get married in the Gardens?

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Venue Hire

Absolutely, and we’d love you to get married in the Gardens. There are a number of beautiful sites to hold a wedding ceremony and which are roomy enough to support many guests.

The cost is just $220 per hour for outdoor locations, $440 per hour for the Fuchsia House and $550 per hour for the hire of the Conservatory. The Gardens are a very popular venue for weddings, so we strongly suggest bookings are made at least three months in advance.  For further information phone (03) 6166 0451 weekdays only.

Where is Peter Cundall’s Vegie Garden?

With Peter Cundalls fantastic support, Pete’s Patch has been redeveloped into the Tasmanian Community Food Garden. This amazing community resource acts as a practical learning environment as well as a display garden. It is featured on ABC’s Gardening Australia television program and home to our own garden guru, Tino Carnevale.

Is there a sheltered area where groups can meet?

The Gardens has a small open air gazebo for groups of 10 or fewer, while Wombat One, our open plan shelter, has room for up to 20. Bookings are not required for these shelters so it’s first in, first served.

For more formal meetings the Banksia Room, Riverview Room and Lower Learning Room are available,  located in the Visitor Centre they are available for hire. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning: 03 6166 0451 weekdays during business hours.

Is there an entry fee to the Gardens?

Entry into the Botanical Gardens is by gold coin donation. Donations are gratefully received and may be left in the collection boxes at the entrances to the Gardens.

Please make a donation.

Donations to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens of $2.00 and over are tax deductible – contact our office on 03 6166 0451 to arrange for a receipt.

Substantial donations are acknowledged on our Donation Boards at the main entrances. In this way, your support or that of your organisation, group or family can be shown to the wider community.

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When is the Conservatory open?

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Huon Pine

The Conservatory is open daily, and regularly features a new floral display. There is no entry fee for the Conservatory, but donations are gladly received.

Can we see Huon Pines at the Gardens?

Yes the Gardens has several Huon pines. They are only small trees as this is not their natural habitat and they are very slow growing – literally thousands of years to reach maturity. You’ll find them in our Tasmanian Collection and in the Fernery.

Are there Gardens paths suitable for wheelchairs?

There are many easy access pathways throughout the Gardens with most on easy grades. Although some paths are steep they can be safely negotiated with assistance.   A specific Easy Access Path is located in pink  on the Visitor Guide Map, which is available at the Main Gate or the Visitor Centre. Wheelchairs may be hired free of charge at the Visitor Centre. Bookings essential, please call 03 6166 0451.

Can we bring dogs or other pets into the Gardens?

We love them too but unfortunately they not allowed in the Gardens. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted on a leash.

Can we ride bicycles in the Gardens?

It seems like a great place to ride a bike; but we need to respect the safety of all our visitors so NO bicycles, tricycles and any form of large wheeled transport is allowed in the gardens. You may walk your bicycle through the Gardens, or lock and park them at the front gates. The bicycle track from the city passes the Gardens on the Derwent river side.