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Are the Garden’s paths suitable for wheelchairs?2020-03-16T16:24:48+10:00

The easy access pathway from the top entrance of the Gardens to the Visitor Centre is graded especially for wheelchairs, and other paths throughout the Gardens are also suitable. The Easy Access Path is located in pink  on the Visitor Guide Map, which is avaliable at the Main Gate or the Visitor Centre. Wheelchairs may be booked and hired free of charge at the Visitor Centre. Please call 03 6166 0451

Can we bring dogs or other pets into the Gardens?2022-01-24T14:35:19+10:00

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

Can we ride bicycles in the Gardens?2022-10-18T14:32:24+10:00

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.

Can we see Huon Pines at the Gardens?2020-03-16T16:23:02+10:00

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.

Is there a sheltered area where groups can meet?2022-03-02T15:40:03+10:00

The Gardens offers a range of shelters where family or social groups can meet, including the Gazebo, Fuchsia House and Wombat One. Bookings are preferred to guarantee availability and exclusive use for your event (fees apply).

Meeting rooms are also available for hire – including the Banksia Room and The Pod. Bookings are essential.

For site hire and meeting room bookings please email rtbg@rtbg.tas.gov.au or call 03 6166 0451.

Is there an entry fee to the Gardens?2022-03-02T15:28:52+10:00

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.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and can be made at the Visitor Centre or Administration Office (phone 036166 0451). All proceeds go to support the Gardens. For more information read about different ways you can Support the Gardens.

Please make a donation.

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?2020-03-16T16:22:40+10:00

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.

Where is Peter Cundall’s Vegie Garden?2020-03-16T16:21:28+10:00

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.

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